Study Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine at the University of the Year

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

At the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, we are dedicated to improving health worldwide. Our world-leading research and postgraduate education covers all aspects of public & global health, infectious & tropical diseases and population studies.

So whether you are interested in medicine, epidemiology, laboratory sciences, public health or statistics, our study programmes will prepare you to tackle present and future critical health challenges.

The School was named University of the Year 2016/17 (Times Higher Education) and recently ranked first in the world for tropical medicine, as well as placing in the top 10 for the following subject fields: parasitology, infectious diseases, public environment & occupational health, biomedical social sciences (Center for World University Rankings 2017).

Spotlight on infectious diseases 

From flu to malaria to HIV/AIDS: wherever we are, we are confronted by infectious diseases. If you are fascinated by the pathogens that cause disease; want to learn how diseases can be controlled and prevented on a global scale; or simply love working in a lab, then join us for one of our highly practical Master’s programmes starting September 2017:

MSc Medical Microbiology
Study the causation, diagnosis and treatment of bacterial and viral pathogens significant to public health.

MSc Medical Entomology for Disease Control
Gain theoretical and practical training in vector-borne diseases like malaria, Zika and Lyme disease.

MSc Medical Parasitology
Develop comprehensive understanding of the parasites of humans and the vectors that transmit them.

MSc Immunology of Infectious Diseases
Gain specialised skills in applying scientific concepts, evaluating data and carrying out modern immunological techniques.

MSc Tropical Medicine & International Health
Develops the careers of doctors interested in the practice of medicine in low- and middle-income countries.

Infectious Diseases by Distance Learning
Gain a broad understanding of infectious diseases and choose further study in individual diseases.

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Courses in tropical medicine

With the School placed first in the world for tropical medicine, where better to take your career as a physician in an exciting new direction?

Our three-month Professional Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene combines practical laboratory work, lectures and clinical experience in tropical medicine and public health for doctors who plan to work in tropical settings or who need experience in clinical parasitology, imported diseases and travel medicine.

Alternatively, the Professional Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (East African Partnership) held in Tanzania and Uganda translates the essence of the course to an African context, immersing students in the clinical and public health issues facing African doctors today.

For nurses and midwives, our popular Professional Diploma in Tropical Nursing will prepare you to work in low-income settings and make significant contributions to world health.

We also offer a wide range of short courses in related topics including tropical dermatology, infectious disease modelling and the laboratory diagnosis of malaria. Check our latest short courses.


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Study anywhere in the world with our online programmes

Whether you are a medical professional looking to expand your knowledge, a policy worker wanting to refresh your skills or an undergraduate planning further study while building your career, our distance learning programmes will enable you to study with the School no matter where you are based.

Our Certificate, Diploma and Master’s programmes focus on Clinical Trials, Demography & Health, Epidemiology, Global Health Policy, Infectious Diseases and Public Health, while our wide range of individual modules can help you boost your knowledge in specialised areas.

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Published in GI-Mail 04/2017 (German edition). Sign up for GI-Mail here.  

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