London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Course Introduction

This course aims to provide core training in the theoretical and practical aspects of medical parasitology, covering the protozoan and metazoan parasites of humans and the vectors which transmit them, and equip students with specialised skills to enable them to pursue a career in research, control or teaching related to medical parasitology; specialised study modules are chosen from a list of diverse topics.

Course Modules

Core modules include: parasitology and entomology; analysis and design of research studies. Optional modules include: critical skills for tropical medicine; molecular biology; advanced immunology; designing disease control programmes in developing countries; epidemiology and control of malaria; molecular biology and recombinant DNA techniques; advanced diagnostic parasitology; advanced immunology; design and analysis of epidemiological studies; statistical methods in epidemiology; advanced training in molecular biology; spatial epidemiology in public health; tropical environmental health; vector sampling, identification and incrimination; epidemiology and control of communicable diseases; genetic epidemiology; immunology of parasitic infection (principles); molecular biology research progress and applications; vector biology and vector parasite interaction; AIDS; antimicrobial chemotherapy; immunology of parasitic infection (practice); integrated vector management; molecular cell biology and infection.

Course Additional Entry

Either a 2nd class Honours degree of a recognised UK university; or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard; or a registerable qualification in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies appropriate to the programme; applicants with an appropriate technical qualification are also welcomed; applicants without these entry requirements but with relevant professional experience may be eligible for admission; an interest in parasites of public health importance and disease transmission is preferred.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £20,450  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £8,700  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £9,725  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £4,150  Academic year. First year home fees