London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Course Introduction

This PGDip programme provide students with a theoretical and practical understanding of the issues involved in the design, conduct, analysis and interpretation of randomised controlled trials of health interventions. They are suitable for students working in low-, middle- and high-income countries. The need for rigorous evaluation of components of health care is increasingly recognised worldwide. An important type of evaluation is the randomised controlled clinical trial. The course will give students an understanding of trials which will equip them to work in this increasingly important field. This course is suitable both for those wishing to gain an overall understanding of trials before moving into the field, and those who have general or specialist experience in clinical trials and aim to broaden their role in the design, management, analysis and reporting of clinical trials in high, middle and low income countries. Assessment varies from module to module but will include a combination of unseen written examinations and written assignments.

Start Date:

Duration: 2-5 years.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Distance Learning
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £11,030 Home Fees
1 year
Distance Learning
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £11,030 European Fees
1 year
Distance Learning
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip £11,030 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students are required to have: either a first or second class honours degree, or the equivalent, from a university or other institution acceptable to the University of London, in a subject appropriate to the course; or an appropriate professional or technical qualification, together with at least three years? relevant experience, which satisfies the University as a qualification equivalent to a second class honours degree. All applications in this category will be considered on an individual basis.