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Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health MSc

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Study mode

Distance without attendance


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Veterinary Medicine Health Promotion

Course type


Course Summary

We understand the difficulties many people face with full-time study and offer studies by distance learning

The programme provides animal health specialists, scientists and public health specialists with a conceptual understanding and our graduates find the the international recognition and prestige of their degree opens doors and creates opportunities in their careers.

Programme aims

An understanding of the role of veterinary epidemiology and economics in the design and delivery of effective livestock services.

Knowledge of risk analysis approaches in food safety and how human health can be protected through control of zoonotic diseases.

Skills in basic and advanced statistical methods in order to undertake epidemiological investigations and disease modelling.

Flexible study options

Students are working professionals and the pace of study is flexible.

Dependent upon the modules studied, study material may be offered online via our Virtual Learning Environment only.

Although non-compulsory, Indicative Study Calendars provide an indication of the time to spend on each section.

Examinations are scheduled in October, however, flexibility allows exams to be deferred, if necessary.

A five-year period is offered for the degree, with an average completion time of three years.


The objectives of this module are to introduce statistical methods used in veterinary epidemiology to enable students to conduct multi variable analysis and statistical modelling of epidemiological data. Subject areas: introduction to measures of effect; analysis of cohort studies and case control studies; likelihood, multi variable analysis and statistical modelling; simple logistic model, logistic regression, Poisson regression and Cox regression.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

You need EITHER a second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a scientific subject, veterinary science, animal science, agriculture, biological sciences or medicine OR a second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a scientific discipline which has, in the opinion of the University, included suitable training.