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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Veterinary Medicine Epidemiology

Course type


Course Summary

This is a joint programme provided by the School and the Royal Veterinary College (RVC). There is a shortage of trained veterinary epidemiologists and there are excellent career opportunities for graduates. This course provides training in essential methodological skills for the design, conduct, analysis, interpretation and communication of epidemiological studies; and surveillance and disease control in animal and human populations. This programme is also available as a Postgraduate Diploma.

By the end of this course students will be able to: design and implement epidemiological studies and surveillance systems, analyse and interpret data from epidemiological studies, undertake risk analysis and apply this to animal health economics, apply epidemiological principles to disease control within animal and human populations, give pragmatic advice on animal health linked to welfare, production and public health, communicate effectively on the health of animal and human populations to a range of audiences, including the general public, farmers, researchers, politicians and other key policy makers.

Different course options

Full time | London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, University of London | 1 year | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Epidemiological Aspects of Laboratory Investigation - Core
Applied Veterinary Epidemiology (RVC) - Core
Economics of One Health (RVC) - Core
Surveillance of Animal Health & Production (RVC) - Core
Data Management for Epidemiological Studies (RVC) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should have a first- or second-class university honours degree or equivalent. Individuals with degrees in biological sciences, veterinary or human medicine, mathematics or statistics, and relevant postgraduate experience, are all encouraged to apply. Students are expected to have a high level of numeracy skills (e.g. A Level Mathematics or Statistics or a module with a good mark in their university degree). Intercalating students will need the equivalent of a bachelor's degree to undertake an MSc. This will usually require them to have a BSc degree or have completed the first three years of their veterinary or medical degree.

University information

Students, academics, and professionals study with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and come from all over the world for its international culture, collaboration, research excellence and renowned Master’s programmes, research degrees and short courses in global health. Over the last 120 years, LSHTM has spearheaded world-leading research and teaching within a global network of academics, alumni, students and partners....more