Modules - distance learning


Individual Modules

If you wish to take an individual module or modules, perhaps for professional updating or special interest, or you would like to  ‘sample’ the course, you may take modules as a short course student:

Before applying to register for a formal award (i.e. Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or MSc), applicants who do not have the usual academic qualifications may be required to take one individual module in order to qualify for consideration for entry.

Application, Admission and Further Information

Applications for the distance learning courses are processed by the University of London, International Programmes office. To apply online please visit the University of London relevant course webpage and click on the corresponding “Apply online” tab (individual modules) situated in the top right-hand corner of the page:

Entry Requirements

Where previous experience or qualifications are required, they are listed on the webpage for each module and in the corresponding module specification. If you already have sufficient background qualifications or experience then you may be able to take some more specialist modules without the need to first complete core modules. Please check each module specification for details.

Students must meet the appropriate standard of English required to study this course.


The tuition fees for each module for 2016/17 are £1,200 (for 10 credit modules) and £1,800 (for 15 credit modules). Information about credits is given on the relevant webpage for that module. 

Credit system

Our system is consistent with the European (ECTS) credit system; most modules are worth 15 UK credits, equivalent to 7.5 ECTS credits. Modules worth 10 UK credits are equivalent to 5 ECTS credits.

Individual modules
Individual modules

All of the modules listed below are available individually. Some of the modules can also be taken as themed groups (see overview tab).

Clinical Trials

All Clinical Trials modules require good regular internet access as the modules are taught fully online.


Global Health Policy

Infectious Diseases

 Public Health

Application procedure

Applications should be submitted electronically to the University of London International Programmes. Each module has a six-character code (for example, EPM101) and this code should be used on the application form. Go to the online application form.