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MSc Infectious Diseases

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October 2024

Programme Duration

2-5 years (MSc and PGDip) | 1-5 years (PGCert)

Academic Direction
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Modes of Study

Develop your understanding of infectious diseases, as well as how to design strategies for their control and treatment with this flexible master's degree.

Key features

  1. Gain a professional edge

    Develop a range of transferable and subject-specific expertise that will help you develop rational strategies for the control of infectious diseases. Undertake your own research project, which could help you to pursue a PhD.

  2. A mark of excellence

    Benefit from a degree developed by world-leading academic staff at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), an institution at the forefront of global health for over 120 years, from pioneering work on vaccines to making the first link between smoking and lung cancer.

  3. Unlock a wealth of study resources 

    Access online study material via the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Receive personalised assignment feedback, tutorial support and discuss programme material with other students through the online discussion forums.

  4. Study online anywhere in the world 

    Fit your studies around your commitments and pursue an internationally recognised degree without disrupting your professional networks or the need to travel to London.

  5. An internationally recognised degree

    Earn a degree that is highly valued across the globe and will help you pursue sought-after careers in health-related fields. The University of London has been a trusted provider of distance and flexible learning for over 160 years and is a reputable name to attach to your qualification. 


A Palawan local man, right, comforts his daughter, center, while ENSURE project's stakeholder councillor Nomena Saibodin looks on as a RITM staff takes blood sample for the malaria test in Rizal, Palawan, Philippines, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. (Joshua Paul for LSHTM)
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Start dates

  • October 2024 - application deadline closes