London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London

Medical Parasitology

This course aims to provide core training in the theoretical and practical aspects of medical parasitology, covering the protozoan and metazoan parasites of humans and the vectors which transmit them, and equip students with specialised skills to enable them to pursue a career in research, control or teaching related to medical parasitology; specialised study modules are chosen from a list of diverse topics.

Entry requirements

Either a 2nd class Honours degree of a recognised UK university; or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard; or a registerable qualification in medicine, dentistry or veterinary studies appropriate to the programme; applicants with an appropriate technical qualification are also welcomed; applicants without these entry requirements but with relevant professional experience may be eligible for admission; an interest in parasites of public health importance and disease transmission is preferred.

Course modules

Core modules include: parasitology and entomology; analysis and design of research studies. Optional modules include: critical skills for tropical medicine; molecular biology; advanced immunology; designing disease control programmes in developing countries; epidemiology and control of malaria; molecular biology and recombinant DNA techniques; advanced diagnostic parasitology; advanced immunology; design and analysis of epidemiological studies; statistical methods in epidemiology; advanced training in molecular biology; spatial epidemiology in public health; tropical environmental health; vector sampling, identification and incrimination; epidemiology and control of communicable diseases; genetic epidemiology; immunology of parasitic infection (principles); molecular biology research progress and applications; vector biology and vector parasite interaction; AIDS; antimicrobial chemotherapy; immunology of parasitic infection (practice); integrated vector management; molecular cell biology and infection.

Sponsorship information

Sponsorship available for overseas students: £3,000 towards fees.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 20,450 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,700 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,700 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,700 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,700 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,150 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 9,725 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,150 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,150 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,150 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Camden WC1E 7HT South East

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