Postgraduate programmes in Health

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Qualifications developed by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Study by distance learning for postgraduate programmes developed by experts at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). These courses are ideal for health professionals, including those working in public health and policy.

LSHTM courses:

Learn from the experts

All our postgraduate health programmes are developed by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), a world-leading centre for postgraduate education in public and global health. LSHTM has an international standing with a staff that has unique multidisciplinary and international experience. It trains future senior academics, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners in the international medical and public health community 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 like to update your professional knowledge, specialise in a particular area, or gain the theoretical background to underpin your practical skills.

Flexible study options

You have up to five years to complete your Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate, so you can fit your study around your other commitments. And because our courses are portable, you can continue with your studies wherever in the world your career takes you. You also have the option of taking individual modules on a standalone basis. This is an ideal option if you are keen to update your professional knowledge or would like to sample the programme.

Excellent support

You receive comprehensive study guides specially written by subject experts, as well as access to online resources. A valuable feature of these programmes is the web-based conferencing system which 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.

Join our Online Q&A session

You can chat live with academics from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and staff from the University of London at our Postgraduate Health Online Q&A session on Monday 25 July from 1pm-4pm BST.

Hear from our students

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Study for a Postgraduate Health degree by distance learning

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