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Epidemiology (Online Learning) MSc, PgCert, PgDip

Epidemiology (Online Learning) MSc, PgCert, PgDip

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Online | The University of Edinburgh | 3 years | SEP

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3 years

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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

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Course Summary

Epidemiology is the foundational discipline for understanding and improving population health. Its methods underpin medical research, investigates the causes of disease, and evaluates intervention to prevent or control disease.

This online programme will equip the epidemiological leaders of tomorrow with key foundational knowledge and a portfolio of statistical and data science skills to tackle contemporary challenges.

Online learning

Online learning is a way to study for an internationally recognised qualification without needing to attend classes on campus. It is aimed at those who wish to study for a postgraduate qualification alongside work or other commitments.

Online programmes are of equal value to on-campus programmes. The only difference is that the programme is delivered online, rather than on campus.

Our online learning platform enables you to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or workplace, making this an ideal option for our many international students.

Career opportunities

Our graduates will be suitably qualified to pursue a range of careers across multiple sectors, including in: academia/research; government; NGOs/charities; medical practice, including public health and other health-related professions.

As well as gaining expertise in the field of epidemiology, you will develop key transferable skills including collaborative team-working, communication and research skills. The Usher Institute has well-established strong connections to the National Health Service, Public Health Scotland, Scottish Government and Public Health Policy.


Principles of Epidemiology and Statistics (20 Credits) - Core
Epidemiology for Public Health Practice (10 Credits) - Core
Intermediate Epidemiology (10 Credits) - Core
Statistical Modelling for Epidemiology (10 Credits) - Core
Data analysis with R (10 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent in science, medicine, biomedicine, nursing, social science, statistics, or other related discipline.

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