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Infection, Prevention and Control MSc

Infection, Prevention and Control MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Infection Control Nursing Infection Control: Awareness

Course type


Course Summary

This course is for healthcare professionals who wish to study at higher levels and enhance the quality of their professional practice in infection prevention and control. The programme has been designed to meet the needs of both UK based and international healthcare professionals. This is a flexible, interactive, distance learning programme, so students can study whenever and wherever they want. Learning material is also specifically tailored to the area in which each student works. The programme is delivered on a modular basis over a period of three and a half years. Students can however, exit after the first year (two modules) with a Postgraduate Certificate in Infection Prevention and Control, or at the end of the second year (four modules) with a Postgraduate Diploma in Infection Prevention and Control.

We have an international reputation for providing a highly relevant and interactive infection prevention and control programme which has been designed to offer a student-centred approach to post-qualifying education. The programme is offered on a part-time basis and delivered through high quality online distance learning. This unique programme facilitates the development of graduate, lifelong learning skills (such as critical reflection, critical thinking, problem-solving and the use of evidence-based practice) to enhance the student’s professional and academic skills. This will maximise the opportunities for career development and progression in the field of infection prevention and control.

Different course options

Study mode

Distance without attendance


42 months

Start date



The module is suitable for any healthcare practitioner with a responsibility for infection prevention and control working in any setting. To enable you to enhance your knowledge and understanding of microbiology and critically evaluate its application to infection prevention and control practice. On completion of the module, you will be able to: develop a critical understanding of microbiology and the infection process; develop a critical understanding of the infection prevention and control practice implications of the characteristics of micro-organisms and the infection process; critically evaluate epidemiological, audit and surveillance data to determine appropriate interventions to prevent and control infection; recognise and investigate incidents and outbreak; engage in evidence-based practice, using critical thinking to enhance personal and professional development.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Both UK and international professionals from a range of disciplines who have completed an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject will be eligible to undertake the programme, if working in an area related to Infection Prevention and Control, Health Protection or Infectious Diseases, or similar.