MSc Tropical and Infectious Diseases

MSc Tropical and Infectious Diseases

Course overview

Programme Outline

This programme develops research skills that are applicable to a wide range of problems in clinical and epidemiological settings. Emphasis is given to the scientific and empiric evidence for diagnosis, management and control of the most prevalent diseases in developing countries, with particular reference to high-burden diseases such as tuberculosis, HIV and malaria, from a public health and clinical perspective.

This Master’s programme does not include a clinical attachment or teaching at the bedside. The programme is offered within a dynamic research-led environment and its content is informed by the cutting-edge research activities of the academic staff. It is designed to enable the professional development of the student, to be relevant to students from both the UK and overseas, and to promote approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue their learning into the future.

Following the taught component, students complete a dissertation – including a period of applied research either overseas or in Liverpool.

The programme  is offered within a dynamic research-led environment and its content is informed by the cutting-edge research activities of the academic staff.  It is designed to enable the professional development of the student, to be relevant to students from both the UK and overseas and to promote approaches to study that will enable graduates to continue their learning into the future.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements: 

Open to graduates with a medical degree and at least two years’ experience of professional work after qualification.

Recognition of prior learning: 

All programmes of study will permit entry with credit attributed to previous certificated study up to a total of one third of the credits required to be awarded an MSc Degree, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Award.

Work experience: 

Non-graduates with considerable satisfactory work experience and evidence of appropriate in-service training will also be considered. Experience of working in a developing country is desirable.

English language requirements: 

The programme is taught in English. Applicants whose first language is not English must normally provide evidence of an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of at least 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in all learning components, or a TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of at least 88 for the Internet-based Test (iBT), with minimum scores of 21 for Listening and Writing, 22 for Reading and 23 for Speaking. Tests should be within their validity period of 2 years. Other English Language Tests and country specific English Language qualifications are also accepted – a full list with details of levels required can be found on the LSTM website. Applicants who have recently completed a degree level qualification taught in a majority English speaking country (as defined by UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI)) may also be accepted at the discretion of the Director of Studies.

Other requirements

Program specifications
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