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Short Courses

Short, post-experience specifically-designed short courses (see the list below) run for one day to three months, and provide opportunities for intensive study of specialised topics in a broad range of health and global health fields in addition to that available through the MSc programme. The School has many years of experience in providing such short courses. For example, the Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (DTM&H) has been running for more than 70 years and is renowned worldwide. The courses enable participants to refresh their skills and to keep in touch with the latest research and knowledge underlying efforts to improve public health worldwide. The School continually reviews its portfolio of these short courses to ensure that its expertise is made available to health care professionals in a timely and appropriate manner. The School also provides tailor-made short courses or other programmes for individuals and organisations. Requests should be submitted to the Deputy Registrar.

Tuition Fees

Course fees are shown in individual course descriptions and include participation and all course materials but excludes travel costs, accommodation and meals. The full fee is payable on notification of acceptance for the course and must be paid before the start of the course.


The School has no residential accommodation of its own, but a wide range of student accommodation is available in London. A number of University Halls of Residence provide accommodation. There are hostels run by other organizations, some specifically catering for overseas students, and many students live in privately-rented lodgings, flats or houses. Details of this accommodation will be sent with any offer of admission made.

Although the University of London Accommodation Office and the School try to help all students find suitable accommodation, they cannot guarantee to provide it. Students should apply for the accommodation of their choice as early as they can. It is strongly recommended that married students should not arrange for their families to join them until after they have found a suitable place to live.


*IMPORTANT VISA INFORMATION*  please click here to read the current visa requirements for short course participants.

List of available short courses

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