12 months
28400 GBP/year
13530 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Medical Microbiology programme at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine provides comprehensive knowledge and practical training in the spread of microorganisms (predominantly bacterial and viral pathogens), disease causation and diagnosis and treatment of pathogens significant to public health. 

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The curriculum reflects the importance of genomics and molecular techniques in both diagnostics and the study of pathogenesis.

Learning Outcomes 

By the end of the Medical Microbiology programme at London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine students will be able to:

  • demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of the nature of pathogenic microorganisms (predominantly viruses and bacteria) and basic criteria used in the classification/taxonomy of these microorganisms
  • explain the modes of transmission of pathogenic microorganisms
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis and the outcomes of infections, including chronic microbial infections
  • distinguish between and critically assess the classical and modern approaches to the development of therapeutic agents and vaccines for the prevention of human microbial diseases
  • demonstrate knowledge of the laboratory diagnosis of microbial diseases and practical skills, including the isolation and characterisation of specific microbes in clinical specimens

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Bacteriology & Virology
  • Analysis & Design of Research Studies
  • Clinical Virology
  • Molecular Biology & Recombinant DNA Techniques
  • Clinical Bacteriology

  • Molecular Virology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In order to be admitted to an LSHTM master's degree programme, an applicant must:
  • hold either a first degree at Second Class Honours standard in a relevant discipline, or a degree in medicine recognised by the UK General Medical Council (GMC) for the purposes of practising medicine in the UK, or another degree of equivalent standard awarded by an overseas institution recognised by UK ENIC.
  • or
  • hold a professional qualification appropriate to the programme of study to be followed obtained by written examinations and judged by LSHTM to be equivalent to a Second Class Honours degree or above.
  • or
  • have relevant professional experience or training which is judged by LSHTM to be equivalent to a Second Class Honours degree or above.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13530 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13530 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • Home£6,765 /year
  • EU/Overseas £14,200 /year

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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