Individual courses, modules, and Continuing Professional Development

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We are continually expanding the availability of our individual courses and modules to offer you flexibility in your mode of study. Whether you're a busy professional seeking to develop your professional knowledge or someone wishing to explore a new topic, there's an option to suit you.

What are the benefits of taking an individual course or module?

  • It gives you the opportunity to sample a programme.
  • You gain insight into the level of commitment required if you wish to progress to the degree (or another award).
  • In most cases, you can transfer the credits from completed modules towards the related degree (or postgraduate award).
  • Use these to build up Continuing Professional Development hours – a requirement for membership of many professional associations and regulatory bodies.

If you are interested in studying an individual module, the 'Programme Specifications' (found on our various course pages) will tell you what's available and any entrance requirements you will need.

There are specific details available about modules available in the social sciences (developed by LSE) and in the veterinary sciences (developed by the Royal Veterinary College).

LSHTM Postgraduate Professional Development course

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine now offers a stand-alone course as part of their professional development portfolio: Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance.

The Postgraduate Professional Development course is for anyone interested in drug safety, find out more about the course.