London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Masters of Science in Tropical Medicine and International Health

The MSc in Tropical Medicine and International Health (TMIH) will enable fellows to:

  • Understand and describe the causation, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnosis, management, and control of the major communicable diseases
  • Develop knowledge and skills in diagnostic parasitology and laboratory methods
  • Understand and apply epidemiological principles in the field
  • Apply and interpret basic statistical tests for the analysis of quantitative data
  • Critically evaluate published literature in order to make appropriate clinical decisions
  • Understand the basic sciences underlying clinical and public health practice

The course of study is divided among 3 modular terms and a field report/thesis. During term 1, fellows will take the modules Parasitology & Entomology, and Analysis & Design of Research Studies; they also study diagnosis and management of tropical diseases, and 'Critical Skills for Tropical Medicine' (evidence-based medicine and basic epidemiology). In addition, fellows will develop presentation skills during a Friday forum by presenting their own experiences to colleagues.

During terms 2 and 3, fellows will take a total of six study modules, one from each timetable slot. As fellows are required to take the Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene exam they are required to take C1 and D1 modules in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

Further information regarding MSc modules and curriculum is available at

Fellowship candidates must apply separately to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine are expected to meet LSHTM admissions criteria and deadlines. Tuition, room and travel expenses will be paid for by the fellowship program. Admissions information and application materials are available at Admission to the fellowship program is contingent upon successful application and enrollment at LSHTM.