Postgraduate programmes in Health

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Qualifications developed by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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.

LSHTM courses:

Professional Development

In addition to the above, you can also take a short course in Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacovigilance.

Learn from the experts

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is a world-leading centre for postgraduate education in public and global health. It was recently crowned 'University of the Year' at the Times Higher Education Awards 2016.

Its academic team trains future academics, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners in the medical and public health communities worldwide. There are currently more than 2,700 distance learning students registered in over 140 countries.

Advance your career

Our qualifications will help you increase your career development in health-related fields. Whether you are a health practitioner, clinician, policy-maker, or scientist, there are postgraduate options to suit you.

You may wish to update your professional knowledge, specialise in a particular area, or gain the theoretical knowledge that will underpin your practical skills. View testimonials from graduates to see how our programmes have benefitted their careers.

Our programmes are ideal for employers, who get to retain you as an employee and benefit from your learning at the same time. Why not approach your employer for sponsorship?

Flexible study options

You have up to five years to complete your qualification, so you can fit your study around your other commitments. Since our courses are portable, you can continue your studies anywhere in the world.

You also have the option of taking individual modules without any further commitment - ideal if you wish to update your professional knowledge or sample the programme.

Excellent support

You receive comprehensive study guides written by subject experts, as well as access to online resources. A web-based conferencing system allows you to pose questions and engage in academic discussions with tutors and fellow students. Teaching staff provide written, personalised feedback and advice on assignments.

View blog posts from distance-learning students to see how they describe their experiences.

Online Q&A sessions

If you have questions about how you study or how our programmes suit your needs, join one of our online Q&A sessions and speak with academic staff from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

Check our events page regularly for details of any upcoming events.

How to apply

You can apply via your chosen programme page.

Apply before 1 June 2017 to avoid an application fee of £100. (Once it applies, this fee is deducted from the balance of fees payable when you register. However, if the application does not result in registration, the application fee will not be refunded.)

Download the LSHTM prospectus

Alumni Inspiration: Sylvia Thompson-Nicholson, MSc Epidemiology, Canada

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