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M.Sc. Online

Infection Control

University of Essex Online

24 months
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5611 GBP/year
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About

This 100% online and part-time MSc Infection Control has been specifically designed for health professionals who have an infection control role within their workplace, but it is also open to anyone with an interest in this area. The fundamental underpinning of this Masters is that prevention is better than a cure and this will hopefully make outbreaks a thing of the past.

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Overview

This online Masters will provide you with the latest knowledge of infection control practices as well as the ability to implement strategies to reduce the spread of infection and respond appropriately to an outbreak within a community. On completion of your studies, you will be well-equipped to advise policy makers and other clinicians on matters relating to infection control.

MSc Infection Control teaching methods

We’re a 100% online education provider, so we use a state-of-the art virtual learning environment (VLE) to deliver our teaching, resources and assessments. Our system tracks and manages the learning process in real-time and provides you with immediate access to your learning materials. The VLE is accessible 24/7 and allows both students and tutors to actively take part in real-time conversations and live Q&As.

MSc Infection Control assessment methods

All assessments are delivered through our virtual learning environment (VLE). There is no requirement to go to external test centres; instead you will submit written assignments through the VLE. For the few courses where exams are required, we use a virtual system which allows you to take academically rigorous exams from the comfort of your own home.

We believe you get the most out of your time spent studying when you are kept informed of your performance, and we achieve this by:

assessing you throughout modules rather than waiting for end of year exams

showing your marks in your grade book which can be viewed whenever you log onto the VLE

rapid turnaround on work assessed to ensure your grade book is always up to date

ensuring you have regular contact with your Student Support team

We also have a policy of ensuring that the work submitted by students is authentic – we use a well-established electronic monitoring system to check for plagiarism.

MSc Infection Control career prospects

Achieving this Masters will demonstrate you have valuable specialist knowledge and that you’re committed to professional development. You could unlock senior positions in infection control, environmental health and many other healthcare professions.

Programme Structure

You can study the following modules on the MSc Infection Control:

  • Introduction to Medical Microbiology and Immunology*
  • Communicable Disease Control*
  • Infection Prevention and Quality Improvement*
  • Research Methods*
  • Dissertation*
  • Health Promotion
  • Advanced Practice in Healthcare
  • Epidemiology

* These modules are core and must be passed in order to achieve the award.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

University of Essex Online have regular intakes throughout the year – apply now and you could start your course soon! 

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

Online
  • Semi-structured
  • Regular optional meetings
  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

At University of Essex Online, we believe that everyone should be able to access education. That is why we offer two different entry routes onto our MSc Infection Control, which consider academic or work-based experience. 

English language requirement

Our courses are taught in English so to study with us you must have an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5 or equivalent. If you don’t hold an IELTS or equivalent qualification, you will be required to pass a free online English test to assess your proficiency.

Work experience

Work experience entry route (if not eligible see academic entry route)

You must meet the following criteria:

  • at least three years’ post-registration experience in a relevant field, supported by appropriate references

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5611 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11222 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    5611 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11222 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.

This fee excludes any applicable sales tax payable by you in your country of residence. Where applicable, the University is required to add the sales tax.

Funding

Our online MSc Infection Control tuition fee includes all teaching materials and required reading, and there aren’t any hidden charges for assessments or resits.  

  • Designated for postgraduate student loans in England.
  • Monthly payment plan available for those who are self-funding.
  • Full payment discount if you pay the full course fee upfront.
  • A range of scholarships are available subject to applicants meeting certain criteria.**

Please note that you can only apply for a maximum of two discounts or scholarships.

** To find out whether you’re eligible for our scholarships contact University of Essex Online’s Admissions team.

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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