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Postgraduate Diploma Online

Infectious Diseases (Online)

Diploma MSc

12 months
4980 GBP/year
4980 GBP/year
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This Postgraduate Diploma in Infectious Diseases (Online) at Diploma MSc aims to give healthcare professionals the skills, confidence and knowledge to improve patient care and outcomes in this globally significant area of medicine.

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Global outbreaks of infectious diseases such as Ebola, SARS and the current Covid-19 pandemic provide potent reminders that infectious diseases remain a present and real danger to the health of the world.

Increasing global travel, the continued emergence of new infectious diseases, antibiotic-resistant organisms, and a growing population, the role that infectious diseases specialists will have in the health of everyone in society is highly likely to increase significantly.

After completion of the Infectious Diseases (Online) Postgraduate Diploma from Diploma MSc  you will:

  • Be equipped with a systematic understanding of major infectious diseases, from pathogenesis through to diagnosis and treatment
  • Have developed skills in critical appraisal and application of knowledge for ongoing professional development, service improvement and future study, as well as life-long learning and advanced problem-solving skills that they can apply to clinical practice in infectious disease.
  • Be able to demonstrate the ability to lead complex tasks and teamwork in the field of infectious disease, and be enabled to deliver leadership to teams in multi-agency, multi-cultural and/or international contexts.
  • Be enabled to critically evaluate both the current and evolving evidence base in infectious disease.
  • Be equipped with a systematic understanding of evidence-based medicine in relation to infectious disease.
  • Have relevant understanding, methodologies and approaches to address complex patient needs and implement best practice and innovation in complex scenarios.

Boost your career

  • Get a postgraduate qualification in just 1 calendar year instead of 2 academic years.
  • 40% of our alumni reported an increase in salary 2 years after studying with us.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Immunology and biology of host-pathogen interaction
  • Bacterial infections
  • Viral infections
  • Fungi, parasites and tropical disease
  • Epidemiology, public health, infection control and pandemics
  • Infections in special groups

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Since our courses are conducted entirely online, they are accessible to both UK and international registered healthcare professionals.
  • Applicants will typically hold a first degree or equivalent (including international qualifications) in a relevant professional healthcare field, such as a medical or nursing degree. Registered healthcare professionals without these recognised qualifications will be considered on an individual basis and a wide range of prior experience may be taken into account.
  • In some cases, applicants may be asked to submit a piece of work for assessment in order to confirm that they are able to work comfortably at postgraduate level, and demonstrate the requisite clinical and professional knowledge.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    4980 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4980 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    4980 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4980 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.


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