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Tuition Fees and Expenses 2012-13

(New Students)

Annual tuition fees, which include registration, Library membership and examination fees, are shown in the table below. These are reviewed annually. Fees are charged according to the fee status of the student - Home or Overseas. Fees for the compulsory field courses are given as a guide only. Agreed fees for the field courses will be shown on the tuition fee invoice.

Students undertaking projects overseas will need to find up to £1,500 in addition to cover costs involved.

Tuition fees shown below are for the academic year 2012-13.  

Fees for continuing MSc and Research students can be found by clicking here.

Fees for 2011-12 students can be found by clicking here.

Fees for 2010-11 students can be found by clicking here.

1. Masters Courses

Full-timePart-timeFull-timePart-timeField Trip
Biology & Control of Disease Vectors£8,000£4,000£19,990 £9,995£500 
Control of Infectious Diseases£8,000£4,000 £18,815£9,410 
Demography & Health£8,000£4,000£18,815£9,410 
Epidemiology£8,000£4,000 £18,815£9,410£200 
Global Mental Health£8,000£4,000£18,815£9,410 
Health Policy Planning & Financing£8,000£4,000£18,815£9,410 
Immunology of Infectious Diseases£8,000 £4,000£19,990£9,995 
Medical Microbiology£8,000 £4,000 £19,990£9,995 
Medical Parasitology£8,000 £4,000 £19,990£9,995£500 
Medical Statistics£8,000 £4,000 £18,815 £9,410 
Molecular Biology of Infectious Diseases£8,000 £4,000 £19,990£9,995 
Nutrition for Global Health£8,000 £4,000 £18,815 £9,410 
Public Health (All Streams)£8,000 £4,000 £18,815 £9,410 
Public Health in Developing Countries£8,000 £4,000 £18,815 £9,410£200 
Public Health for Eye Care£8,000 £4,000 £18,815 £9,410 
Reproductive & Sexual Health Research£8,000 £4,000 £18,815 £9,410 
Tropical Medicine & International Health£8,000 £4,000 £19,990£9,995 
Veterinary Epidemiology£7,000£3,500£18,000£9,000 

2. Research Studies


Epidemiology & Population Health 
DrPH / MPhil / PhD


Infectious & Tropical Diseases
MPhil/PhD Lab-based
MPhil/PhD Non-lab based




Public Health & Policy
DrPH / MPhil / PhD





3. Continuing Professional Development - London-based Modules

Module Term 1 £18 per learning hour subject to a minimum of £1,800
Module Terms 2 and 3 £1,800

4. Continuing Professional Development - Distance Learning Modules

10 Credit modules £1,105
15 Credit modules £1,655

5. Distance Learning Courses

Clinical Trials£6,610£9,010£11,400
Epidemiology £6,610£9,010 £11,400 
Public Health £6,610£9,010 £11,400 
Infectious Diseases £6,610£9,010 £11,400 
Global Health Policy £6,610£9,010 £11,400 
Payment by instalmentsClinical Trials, Epidemiology, Global Health Policy, Infectious Diseases Public Health
Initial registration fee - PG Certificate, Diploma and MSc£1,050£1,050
Fee per core module - PG Certificate, Diploma and MSc£1,390£930
Fee per advanced module - PG Diploma and MSc£600£600
Fee for final project - MSc only£1,790£1,790
Fee for integrating module (CT only)£1,200N/A
Fee for blended learning (DL student coming to London) if whole MSc is paid upfront£720£720
Fee for blended learning (DL student coming to London) if paying per module£1,370£1,370
Resit fee (core module)£170£170
Resit  (advanced module including project)£81£81

Further Information

A number of courses that the School offers, notably all MSc courses, charge separate tuition fees for 'Home/EU' (sometimes shortened to 'Home') and 'Overseas' students. The criteria used to decide whether a student should be classified as Home or Overseas is prescribed by the UK Government using rules which are followed by the Admissions Officer when assessing an application for study. The School has no powers to waive or amend these rules. An outline of these rules can be found on the UKCISA website

The Overseas fee for each course has been calculated by assessing the full cost to the School of providing teaching, taking into account building costs, materials, staff salaries etc.

The Home fee is recommended by the UK Government each year. The School receives an additional sum of money from the UK Government for each Home student to make up the difference between the Home and Overseas fee. Thus, although different fees are charged by the School for Home and Overseas students, the net income received by the School for each student is roughly the same irrespective of fee status.

Many short courses are not subsidised by the UK Government. For these courses, the Home and Overseas fees are the same.

Fee Status

Students are classified as Home/EU or Overseas for tuition fee purposes. A different fee is levied for each category. An assessment of the appropriate category is made under the Education (Fees and Awards) Regulations 1997.

Generally, Home/EU fees apply to those students who demonstrate the following:

On the relevant date (1st September 2011), a student's immigration status would need to be either:

- A British/EC Citizen

- Have Indefinite Leave to remain in the UK/EC

- Have a Certificate of Entitlement to the Right of Abode in the UK/EC

- Have any of the following UK/ EU nationals (citizens): parents or grandparents, spouse or civil partner, child or grandchild, child or grandchild of your spouse or civil partner, parents or grandparents of your spouse or civil partner


In addition to fulfilling on of the above conditions, the student must have been ordinarily resident in the UK/EU for the 3 year period preceding the relevant date.

An assessment of fee status will be made for each applicant on receipt of their application form. Applicants can check their own fee status at the website of UKCISA - UK Council for International Student Affairs.

Research Students

All Research students are required to be registered for a minimum of two years although it is expected that they will take at least three years to complete a research degree. They must spend at least nine months of their registration at the School. These nine months must include the first three months and the last three months of their registration. Any period away from the School must be agreed with supervisors.

DrPH students are normally required to spend at least the first six months of their registration at the School to complete the taught course element of their degree.

Writing Up status

A writing-up fee was introduced with effect from 29 September 2008. The tuition fee is £870 for twelve months with no reduction if students require a shorter writing-up period.

Part-time Students

The tuition fees for part-time students are for each year of study. Please note that fees are subject to an increase each year. Part time students attend the field trip in their first year and pay the relevant field trip fee. They are not expected to attend the field trip in the second year and as a result do not pay the field trip fee in the second year.

MSc Summer Projects

Students undertaking projects overseas will need to find up to £1,500 in addition to cover costs involved. It is not compulsory to undertake MSc projects overseas.


All students are required to have sufficient funds to cover tuition fees, project costs and maintenance expenses for the duration of their studies before starting their course of study. It is expected that single students who budget carefully and efficiently should be able to live modestly on approximately £12,500 for a calendar year. Tuition fees for the course and any travel to and from the United Kingdom should be added to this sum.

Because of the intensive nature of the School’s courses, it is unlikely that full-time students will be able to undertake employment while studying at the School. Students should not plan their budget on the basis that they will receive employment income while studying.

Financial Guarantees

The School is not able to provide financial assistance to any student whose funds prove to be inadequate at any stage during their course. Students offered admission will be provided with a Financial declaration form which they will be required to sign confirming their understanding of this situation and that they will have sufficient financial support for the duration of their studies.

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