Modules - London-based


A wide selection of modules is available from our MSc programmes for individuals who wish to undertake them as a short course of study. These modules enable participants to update their skills, enhance career development and study alongside health professionals from other institutions. 

Please note that places are offered on individual MSc modules subject to spaces being available as priority is given to our MSc students.

Module availability

The link below shows all the modules offered by the School. Module specifications provide full details about the aims and objectives of each module, what you will study, how the module is assessed and whether there are any prerequisites that have to be met before registering for the module.

Module schedule

Each module takes place once per year. Teaching for Term 1 modules usually occurs over ten weeks, and five weeks for Terms 2 and 3 modules. The time students are required to attend the School will vary according to the teaching strategy of the module, but will usually be 20-45 hours for Term 1 modules and 50-60 hours for Terms 2 and 3 modules. Learning time, including reading, is estimated to be 150 hours per module.

The module specification indicates the timetable slot (AB1, C1 etc.) for the module, which corresponds to the below terms and teaching times. See term dates

Term 1 (Autumn)

AB1 modules Refer to module specification for teaching schedule

Term 2 (Spring)

C1 modules, 9am Mon – 12.30pm Wed

C2 modules, 2pm Wed – 5pm Fri
Before reading week

D1 modules, 9am Mon – 12.30pm Wed

D2 modules, 2pm Wed – 5pm Fri

After reading week

Term 3 (Summer)

E modules Refer to module specification for teaching schedule

Modules in the same half of the week run concurrently and only one of these may be taken in any given year.

Please note that the application deadlines and module fees below apply to external module students only. Different timelines and fees apply to blended learning MSc students.

Application deadlines

  • Term 1 (Autumn) – AB1 modules – Closed
  • Term 2 (Spring) – C1, C2 modules – Closed
  • Term 2 (Spring) – D1, D2 modules – Closed
  • Term 3 (Summer) – E modules – Closed

Module fees 2019/20

  • Term 1: £22.30 per learning hour (subject to a minimum overall fee of £2,230 per module)
    **Students taking Term 1 modules do not take any formal assessments and consequently will not be awarded any credits for these modules**
  • Terms 2 and 3: £2,230 per module

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 changes to courses page

London-based modules

The modules below are available to study face-to-face in London. We also have modules available to study by distance learning. For more information on our distance learning courses, please visit our distance learning modules section.

We are developing a new model of module specification, hence some specifications may appear different to others.  Please bear with us as we go through this transition, which is designed to enhance information available to all our students.

For full details of module availability, check our module availability chart (pdf format)module availability chart (excel format).

Module Term
Advanced Diagnostic Parasitology Term 2 – slot C2
Advanced Immunology 1 Term 2 – slot C1
Advanced Immunology 2 Term 2 – slot C2
Advanced Statistical Methods in Epidemiology  Term 3 – slot E
Advanced Statistical Modelling  Term 3 – slot E
Advanced Training in Molecular Biology Term 2 – slot D1
Alcohol, Tobacco and other Drugs Term 2 - slot C1
Analysing Survey and Population Data  Term 3 - slot E
Analysis & Design of Research Studies Term 1
Analysis of Hierarchical and Other Dependent Data Term 2 - slot D1
Analytical Models for Decision-Making  Term 2 – slot D2
Antimicrobial Chemotherapy Term 3 - slot E
Applied Communicable Disease Control Term 2 - slot D1
Applying Public Health Principles in Developing Countries Term 3 - slot E
Bacteriology and Virology Term 1
Basic Epidemiology Term 1
Basic Parasitology Term 2 - slot D1
Basic Statistics for Public Health & Policy Term 1
Cell Biology of Host-Pathogen Interactions (formerly Molecular Cell Biology and Infection) Term 3 - slot E
Childhood Eye Disease and Ocular Infections  Term 2 - slot C1
Clinical Bacteriology 1 Term 2 - slot C2
Clinical Bacteriology 2 Term 2 – slot D2
Immunology of Clinical Diseases (formerly Clinical Immunology) Term 2 - slot D1
Clinical Trials Term 1
Clinical Virology Term 2 - slot C1
Conflict and Health  Term 2 - slot C2
Control of Sexually Transmitted Infections Term 2 - slot D1
Current Issues in Maternal and Perinatal Health Term 2 - slot D1
Demographic Methods Term 1
Design & Analysis of Epidemiological Studies Term 2 - slot C2
Design and Evaluation of Mental Health Programmes Term 2 - slot D2
Designing Disease Control Programmes in Developing Countries Term 2 - slot C1
Economic Analysis for Health Policy  Term 2 - slot D1
Economic Evaluation  Term 2 - slot C1
Environment Health and Sustainable Development  Term 1
Environmental Epidemiology Term 2 - slot D2
Environmental Health Policy Term 3 - slot E
Epidemiological Methods Applied to Eye Diseases Term 1
Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases Term 2 - slot D2
Epidemiology and -omics Term 1
Epidemiology in Practice Term 1 (weeks 2-6 & 8-12)
Epidemiology of Non-Communicable Diseases Term 2 - slot D1
Ethics, Public Health and Human Rights Term 2 - slot D2
Evaluation of Public Health Interventions  Term 2 – slot D1
Extended Epidemiology Term 1
Extended Project Term 2/3 - slot D1/D2/E
Family Planning Programmes  Term 2 - slot C2
Foundations in Reproductive Health Term 1
Foundations for Health Promotion Term 1
Foundations of Global Eye Health and Eye Care Programmes (formerly Public Health Programmes in Eye Care: Principles & Examples) Term 1
Foundations of Medical Statistics Term 1
Fundamental Public Health Nutrition  Term 1
Generalized Linear Models  Term 2 - slot C1
Global Disability and Health Term 2 - slot D2
Globalisation and Health Term 2 - slot D2
Health Care Evaluation  Term 2 - slot C1
Health Policy, Process and Power  Term 1
Health Promotion Approaches and Methods Term 2 - slot C1
Health Services  Term 1
Health Services Management Term 3 - slot E
Health Systems Term 2 - slot C2
History and Health Term 2 - slot C2
HIV Term 3 - slot E
Immunology of Infectious Diseases Term 1
Immunology of Parasitic Infection Term 2 - slot D2
Implementing Eye Care: Skills and Resources Term 2 - slot D1
Integrated Vector Management Term 3 - slot E
Integrating Module: Health Promotion  Term 3 - slot E
Introduction to Disease Agents and Their Control Term 1
Introduction to Global Mental Health (formerly Fundamentals in Global Mental Health)  Term 1
Introduction to Health Economics  Term 1
Introduction to Statistical Computing Term 1
Issues in Public Health Term 1
Malaria: From Science to Policy and Practice (formerly Epidemiology & Control of Malaria) Term 2 - slot C1
Maternal and Child Nutrition Term 2 - Slot C1
Medical Anthropology and Public Health Term 2 - slot D1
Modelling and the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases Term 2 - slot D1
Molecular Biology Term 1
Molecular Biology & Recombinant DNA Techniques Term 2 - slot C1
Molecular Research in Infectious Diseases (formerly Molecular Biology Research Progress & Applications) Term 2 - slot D2
Molecular Virology Term 2 - slot C2
Mycology Term 3 - slot E
Neglected Tropical Diseases Term 3 – slot E
Non Communicable Eye Disease  Term 2 – slot C2
Nutrition in Emergencies Term 2 - slot D1
Nutrition Programme Planning Term 3 - slot E
Nutrition-Related Chronic Disease Term 2 - slot D2
Organisational Management Term 2 – slot D1
Parasitology & Entomology Term 1
Pathogen Genomics Term 3 - slot E
Population Dynamics and Projections Term 2 – slot D2
Population Poverty and Environment Term 2 - slot C2
Population Studies Term 1
Practical Research Skills Term 2 - slot C1
Principles and Practice of Public Health Term 3 - slot E
Principles of Social Research  Term 1
Proposal Development Term 3 - slot E
Qualitative Methodologies Term 2 - slot C2
Research Design and Analysis Term 2 - slot C1
Reviewing the Literature Term 2 - slot D2
Robust Statistical Methods Term 1, weeks 6-10
Sexual Health  Term 2 - slot D2
Skills for Field Projects in Eye Care Term 1
Social Epidemiology Term 2 - slot D1
Sociological Approaches to Health  Term 2 - slot C1
Spatial Epidemiology in Public Health Term 2 – slot D1
Statistical Methods in Epidemiology Term 2 - slot C2
Statistics for Epidemiology and Population Health (EPH) Term 1
Study Design: Writing a Study Proposal Term 2 - slot C1
Survival Analysis and Bayesian Statistics Term 2 - slot D2
Vaccine Immunology Term 3 - slot E
Vector Biology and Vector Parasite Interaction Term 2 - slot D2
Vector Sampling Identification and Incrimination  Term 2 - slot D1
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, and Health (formerly Tropical Environmental Health) Term 2 - slot D1
How to apply
How to apply

Applicants for individual modules should complete the MSc module application form.

Please note that the School gives priority to the needs of students registering for masters and research degrees, and so places on any module may be limited.

Visa information

Please refer to the current visa requirements for short course participants.