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 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. Its academic team have a wealth of multidisciplinary and international experience.

The school 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.

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.

Online Q&A sessions

We occasionally host Q&A sessions in conjunction with academic staff from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine for anyone who wishes to learn more about the programmes.

If you have questions about studying by distance learning, the responses from the latest Postgraduate Health Online Q&A (held 25 July 2016) may provide your answers.

Hear from our students

We have a series of testimonials from former students in postgraduate health.

You can also read blog posts from LSHTM distance learning students.

Download the LSHTM prospectus

Study for a Postgraduate Health degree by distance learning

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

Alumni Inspiration: Kapambwe Mirriam Chishala, MSc Infectious Diseases, Zambia