What will I learn?


This programme provides 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. Students will gain specialised skills to enable them to pursue a career in research, control or teaching related to medical parasitology.


By the end of this programme students should be able to demonstrate:

  • demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of the biology, life cycles, pathogenesis, diagnosis of parasitic infections in humans and their relevance for human health and strategies for control
  • demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of the biology and strategies for control of the vectors and intermediate hosts of human parasites
  • carry out practical laboratory identification of the various parasite stages both free and in tissues and diagnose infections
  • demonstrate specialised skills acquired through taking modules on: advanced diagnostic, molecular, immunological, genetic, chemotherapeutic, ecological and/or control aspects of the subject
  • demonstrate the ability to design a laboratory or field based research project, apply relevant research skills, critically analyse and interpret data, and work with minimal supervision
  • prepare a written report including a critical literature review of relevant scientific publications; and show competence in communicating scientific information and findings.

Which department am I in?

Medical Statistics

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£28,400.00 (US$ 38,835) per year
£820 field trip fee

This is a fixed fee

*View details on institution website

Start date

September 2022


London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Keppel Street,




WC1E 7HT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have Masters Degree. Students need to have an IELTS overall Score: 6.0; Writing: 6.0; Listening: 5.5; Reading: 5.5; Speaking: 5.5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Graduates from LSHTM have the opportunity to work globally, solving major health problems and enjoying a rich and rewarding career on many levels.

  • Online and in-person postgraduate courses
  • Study led by genuine experts and leading researchers
  • Global career opportunities with major health bodies
  • Students from over 150 countries

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