Teaching and students

We organise and lecture on a number of courses related to humanitarian crises and public health both at LSHTM and through external partners.


Within the LSHTM master’s programmes, the following crises-related MSc modules are available to registered students and also to a small number of external students:

Crises-related teaching is also available in the MSc modules, 'Global Mental Health' (distance learning) and 'Designing Disease Control Programmes' (intensive) and the Professional Diploma in Tropical Nursing .

Find out all the courses available at LSHTM.


We have also developed a number of free external courses intended to support the development of practitioners, policy-makers, and the public in addressing health in humanitarian crises.

The use of epidemiological tools in conflict-affected populations: A free online course developed by Centre members, intended for non-epidemiologists and policy-makers operating in humanitarian crises.

Summer projects

One of the key roles the Centre plays is to support MSc students who wish to conduct humanitarian-related summer projects.

We do this in two ways – by identifying staff members with existing research ideas that would work as summer projects, and by connecting students with a summer project idea with Centre members who could support them.

2022-2023 Summer projects are TBC

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