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.


The tuition fees for each module for 2018/19 are £1,370 (for 10 credit modules) and £2,000 (for 15 credit modules).

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.

Changes to the course

The School will seek to deliver this course in accordance with the description set out in this course page. However, there may be situations in which it is desirable or necessary for the School to make changes in course provision, either before or after registration. For further information, please see our page on changes to courses

Individual modules

The majority of the modules listed below are available individually. Application procedure and online application forms can be found on the "how to apply" tab.

Clinical Trials

To apply, complete the Clinical Trials (CTM) individual modules application form.

Demography & Health

To apply, complete the Demography & Health (DEM) individual modules application form


To apply, complete the Epidemiology (EPM) individual modules application form

Global Health Policy

To apply, complete the Global Health Policy (GHM) individual modules application form

Infectious Diseases

To apply, complete the Infectious Diseases (IDM) individual modules application form

Public Health

To apply, complete the Public Health (PHM) individual modules application form

How to apply
How to apply

Entry Requirements

Where previous experience or qualifications are required, they are listed 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. 

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

Ready to apply?

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. Ready to apply? Click on on the relevant application link below (it will take you to the University of London International Programmes website)

Application deadlines

Demography & Health, Epidemiology, Global Health Policy, Infectious Diseases, Public Health modules 31 August
Clinical Trials modules 31 October