Study postgraduate programmes developed by experts at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) by online and distance learning.

These courses are ideal for health professionals, including those working in public health and policy.

Founded in 1899, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine provides unparalleled levels of academic, practical and international experience. It was crowned 'University of the Year' at the Times Higher Education Awards 2016.

The University of London International Programmes

The University of London International Programmes offers a range of master’s programmes developed by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine:

  • Clinical Trials (MSc, PGDip and PGCert)
  • Demography and Health (MSc, PGDip and PGCert)
  • Epidemiology (MSc, PGDip and PGCert)
  • Global Health Policy (MSc, PGDip and PGCert)
  • Infectious Diseases (MSc, PGDip and PGCert)
  • Public Health (MSc, PGDip and PGCert)

You can also take a professional development course in Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance.

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Flexible study options

With up to five years to complete your qualification, you can fit your study around your other commitments. If you need to travel or relocate, you can continue your studies anywhere in the world.

You can also study single modules without any further commitment. This is ideal if you wish to update your professional knowledge or to sample the programme.

Advance your career

Upon successful completion of your studies, you will be well-equipped to tackle the issues of public and global health in a broader context and take advantage of exceptional career opportunities.

Graduates typically go on to work for NGOs, ministries of health, and other health services, as well as in academia, education, charities and private industry.

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This degree is for experienced professionals who wish to broaden their role in the design, management, analysis, and reporting of clinical trials. It will also benefit an ... [+]

A prestigious Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Trials by distance learning

This degree is for experienced professionals who wish to broaden their role in the design, management, analysis, and reporting of clinical trials. It will also benefit anyone wishing to understand more about trials before moving into this field.

The programme aims to:

develop your knowledge and understanding of the key decisions surrounding the design, delivery, and assessment of clinical trials; encourage critical and evaluative skills that will help you reach independent scientific judgment; teach you how to apply the conceptual and practical tools needed to initiate clinical trials; promote self-development by providing an environment for you to practice skills of selection, assimilation, and communication. ... [-]
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Study for a prestigious PG Certificate in Global Health Policy by distance learning

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Gain a prestigious PG Cert in Infectious Diseases by distance learning

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The Infectious Diseases programme draws upon the School’s long tradition in the study of clinical and epidemiological aspects of infectious and tropical diseases. Providing a broad understanding of infectious diseases, together with developing strategies for their control and treatment, the programme will be of particular relevance to in-service health professionals, such as doctors or laboratory staff who either wish to acquire new knowledge in infectious diseases or update their current expertise. These courses are aimed both at recent graduates who wish to pursue an advanced degree and at people who took their first training some time ago and wish to update their knowledge in this rapidly evolving field or who wish to change career direction.... [-]

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Study for a prestigious Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health by distance learning

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Programme aims

By the end of this programme, you will gain:

the knowledge and skills to contribute to the health of populations, communities and disadvantaged groups. the ability to apply the core disciplines of public health (statistics, epidemiology, health economics and social research) to real-world health problems. a deeper understanding of public health issues and an academic qualification that will enhance your career development in health-related fields. ... [-]
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Diploma

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This degree is for experienced professionals who wish to broaden their role in the design, management, analysis, and reporting of clinical trials. It will also benefit an ... [+]

A prestigious Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Trials in distance learning

This degree is for experienced professionals who wish to broaden their role in the design, management, analysis, and reporting of clinical trials. It will also benefit anyone wishing to understand more about trials before moving into this field.

The programme aims to:

develop your knowledge and understanding of the key decisions surrounding the design, delivery, and assessment of clinical trials; encourage critical and evaluative skills that will help you reach independent scientific judgment; teach you how to apply the conceptual and practical tools needed to initiate clinical trials; promote self-development by providing an environment for you to practice skills of selection, assimilation, and communication. ... [-]
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Gain a prestigious Postgraduate Diploma in Demography and Health by distance learning

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These programmes provide epidemiology training for professionals in academic departments, research units or in the health services. They are suitable for those aiming for a career in epidemiology research, academics in other health areas and other health professionals. The programmes are also of interest to people who require an understanding of epidemiology, such as medical journalists and scientific officers in government and industry.... [-]

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Study for a prestigious PG Diploma in Global Health Policy by distance learning

This programme provides you with an in-depth understanding of health determinants and outcomes that transcend national boundaries, and the policy responses required to protect and promote population health in a globalizing world. The programme is aimed at students and professionals from both health and non-health backgrounds who seek to understand more about the policy environment associated with issues of global health. It will be of value especially to those who may be seeking to assume positions related to issues of global health policy in national, regional or global health organizations, health-related research institutions, non-governmental organizations and private consultancies.... [-]

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This distance learning programme provides a broad understanding of infectious diseases through the core modules in biostatistics and epidemiology, and the biology and con ... [+]

Gain a prestigious PG Dip in Infectious Diseases by distance learning

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The Infectious Diseases programme draws upon the School’s long tradition in the study of clinical and epidemiological aspects of infectious and tropical diseases. Providing a broad understanding of infectious diseases, together with developing strategies for their control and treatment, the programme will be of particular relevance to in-service health professionals, such as doctors or laboratory staff who either wish to acquire new knowledge in infectious diseases or update their current expertise. These courses are aimed both at recent graduates who wish to pursue an advanced degree and at people who took their first training some time ago and wish to update their knowledge in this rapidly evolving field or who wish to change career direction.... [-]

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The varied curriculum allows you to opt for a broad range of knowledge or to concentrate on specialized areas. ... [+]

Study for a prestigious Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health by distance learning

The varied curriculum allows you to opt for a broad range of knowledge or to concentrate on specialized areas.

Students of this programme come from diverse backgrounds. Many are health professionals working at a service or policy level, while others wish to obtain public health skills that they can apply to their work in development, community services, government, research or teaching.

Programme aims

By the end of this programme, you will gain:

the knowledge and skills to contribute to the health of populations, communities and disadvantaged groups. the ability to apply the core disciplines of public health (statistics, epidemiology, health economics and social research) to real-world health problems. a deeper understanding of public health issues and an academic qualification that will enhance your career development in health-related fields. ... [-]
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MSc

University of London International Programmes

This degree is for experienced professionals who wish to broaden their role in the design, management, analysis, and reporting of clinical trials. It will also benefit an ... [+]

A prestigious Master's in Clinical Trials by distance learning

This degree is for experienced professionals who wish to broaden their role in the design, management, analysis, and reporting of clinical trials. It will also benefit anyone wishing to understand more about trials before moving into this field.

The programme aims to:

develop your knowledge and understanding of the key decisions surrounding the design, delivery, and assessment of clinical trials; encourage critical and evaluative skills that will help you reach independent scientific judgment; teach you how to apply the conceptual and practical tools needed to initiate clinical trials; promote self-development by providing an environment for you to practice skills of selection, assimilation, and communication. ... [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
August 2019
English
Full-time
2 - 5 years
Online
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University of London International Programmes

The programme aims to provide a broad training in the theories and methods of demography and population sciences and their application to health, social welfare, and econ ... [+]

Gain a prestigious MSc in Demography and Health by distance learning

This unique online Masters degree offers professional training in population studies that emphasizes health and social epidemiology. It is designed for those interested in acquiring technical expertise in demography and understanding the interlinkages between population studies and health, including fertility, sexual behavior, aging, health inequalities and life expectancy. Graduates from the course would be equipped to pursue careers in public health, academic research of a very wide nature, NGOs, reproductive health programmes, health services, government statistical offices, as well as policy and planning organizations.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
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English
Full-time
2 - 5 years
Online
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University of London International Programmes

These programmes provide epidemiology training for professionals in academic departments, research units or in the health services. They are suitable for those aiming for ... [+]

Gain a prestigious MSc in Epidemiology by distance learning

Epidemiology is the key discipline underlying medical research, public health practice and health care evaluation. The understanding of its principles and practice is crucial for those involved in the design or assessment of epidemiological studies and programme evaluation. Epidemiological methods are also used to describe the size and nature of health problems, to investigate the etiology of specific diseases, and to evaluate the impact of interventions for treating and preventing ill health.

These programmes provide epidemiology training for professionals in academic departments, research units or in the health services. They are suitable for those aiming for a career in epidemiology research, academics in other health areas and other health professionals. The programmes are also of interest to people who require an understanding of epidemiology, such as medical journalists and scientific officers in government and industry.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
August 2019
English
Full-time
2 - 5 years
Online
Read more in English
University of London International Programmes

This programme provides you with an in-depth understanding of health determinants and outcomes that transcend national boundaries, and the policy responses required to pr ... [+]

Study for a prestigious MSc in Global Health Policy by distance learning

This programme provides you with an in-depth understanding of health determinants and outcomes that transcend national boundaries, and the policy responses required to protect and promote population health in a globalizing world. It is the world’s first Master's level programme on global health policy by distance and online learning.

The programme is aimed at students and professionals from both health and non-health backgrounds who seek to understand more about the policy environment associated with issues of global health. It will be of value especially to those who may be seeking to assume positions related to issues of global health policy in national, regional or global health organizations, health-related research institutions, non-governmental organizations and private consultancies.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
August 2019
English
Full-time
2 - 5 years
Online
Read more in English
University of London International Programmes

The Infectious Diseases programme draws upon the School’s long tradition in the study of clinical and epidemiological aspects of infectious and tropical diseases. Providi ... [+]

Gain a prestigious MSc in Infectious Diseases by distance learning

This distance learning programme provides a broad understanding of infectious diseases through the core modules in biostatistics and epidemiology, and the biology and control of infectious diseases which are taken by all students, together with the subsequent opportunities for specialized study in areas of the student’s own choice.

The Infectious Diseases programme draws upon the School’s long tradition in the study of clinical and epidemiological aspects of infectious and tropical diseases. Providing a broad understanding of infectious diseases, together with developing strategies for their control and treatment, the programme will be of particular relevance to in-service health professionals, such as doctors or laboratory staff who either wish to acquire new knowledge in infectious diseases or update their current expertise. These courses are aimed both at recent graduates who wish to pursue an advanced degree and at people who took their first training some time ago and wish to update their knowledge in this rapidly evolving field or who wish to change career direction.... [-]

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University of London International Programmes

This online Master’s degree in Public Health provides you with the knowledge and skills to address diverse public health issues in low, middle and high-income settings. T ... [+]

Study for a prestigious MSc in Public Health by distance learning

This Master’s degree in Public Health provides you with the knowledge and skills to address diverse public health issues in low, middle and high-income settings. The varied curriculum allows you to opt for a broad range of knowledge or to concentrate on specialized areas. The MSc offers four alternative streams: the general Public Health stream and three specialist streams: Environment and Health, Health Promotion and Health Services Management.

Students of this programme come from diverse backgrounds. Many are health professionals working at a service or policy level, while others wish to obtain public health skills that they can apply to their work in development, community services, government, research or teaching.... [-]

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