24 months
7620 GBP/year
7620 GBP/year
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The Epidemiology programme at the University of London 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.

Career opportunities

This Epidemiology programme at the University of London 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.

"During the five years of distance learning, I have moved country three times for my work. I enjoyed studying with students of different background from all over the world through the online portal, group work and study teams."

Rinko Kinoshita, Japan.

What do employers think of our graduates?

In some countries, qualifications earned by distance and flexible learning may not be recognised by certain authorities or regulators for the purposes of public sector employment or further study. We advise you to explore the local recognition status before you register, even if you plan to receive support from a local teaching institution.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Epidemiology
  • Statistics for Epidemiology
  • Practical epidemiology
  • Writing and reviewing epidemiological papers 
  • Project module - Epidemiology

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
First Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need the equivalent of a UK first or second-class honours degree in a health-related discipline, statistics, or another appropriate subject, from an acceptable institution
  • If you have an appropriate professional or technical qualification in a health-related field plus three years' relevant experience, we can consider this on an individual basis
  • If you do not meet the above criteria, we can still consider your application based on your qualifications, experience and references

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7620 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15240 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7620 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15240 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • MSc: £15240
  • Postgraduate Diploma: £12070
  • Postgraduate Certificate: £8920


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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