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Study mode

Online

Duration

2 years

Start date

OCT

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Epidemiology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MSc in Epidemiology will equip you with the knowledge and statistical skills required to make valuable contributions to medical research as well as public health. You will learn how to apply epidemiological methods to investigate the causes of disease and evaluate the impact of interventions for treating and preventing ill health.

The MSc, PGDip and PGCert programmes will suit professionals seeking epidemiology training for a career in research, academic departments or health services. They are also suited to those who require an understanding of epidemiology, such as medical journalists or scientific officers.

How you study

The programme is offered online and is fully supported by a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). You study at a time and pace that suits you (subject to certain deadlines), using the study materials provided and with support available from academic staff.

Assessment

This varies from module to module but will include either an unseen written examination or written assignments, or a combination of the two. More details can be found on individual module pages.

Exams are held in June each year. You can sit exams at an approved centre anywhere in the world (mainly Ministries of Education or the British Council). Each centre charges a fee for hosting exams.

Career opportunities

This programme is relevant for anyone planning a career in epidemiological research, public health and community medicine, epidemiological field studies, disease surveillance units, drug/vaccine manufacturers, or disease control in governmental, NGOs or donor institutions.

It should also interest anyone who requires an understanding of epidemiology, such as medical journalists or scientific officers in government and industry.

Modules

Gain key statistical knowledge and skills needed to analyse and interpret data from the common forms of epidemiological studies (credit bearing).

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

12,670

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (overall cost)

12,670

Entry requirements

For entry to the programme, you will need either:the equivalent of a UK first or second-class honours degree in a relevant subject from an acceptable institution. or, an appropriate professional or technical qualification, plus three years' relevant experience.