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Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance

University of Glasgow

12 months
23950 GBP/year
9500 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance programme of the University of Glasgow will equip students with a broad skill set in epidemiology of infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance by combining training in epidemiological investigations, quantitative methods, laboratory-based approaches, bioinformatic tools, alongside the global ethical and legal contexts.

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Why this programme

  • Accredited by the Royal Society of Biology for the purpose of meeting, in part, the academic and experience requirement for the Membership and Chartered Biologist (CBiol).
  • The Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases and Antimicrobial Resistance programme of the University of Glasgow is a unique programme combining training in the epidemiology of infectious diseases and antimicrobial Top 20 in the UK for Biological Sciencesresistance that will provide students with multi-disciplinary skills needed to address these global public and veterinary health challenges from biomedical, social or policy perspectives.
  • Close interdisciplinary efforts of the Institute are further evidenced by the establishment of a new research hub, the OHRBID laboratory (“One Health Research in Bacterial Infectious Diseases”), providing hands-on experience and training in the identification of genetic and genomic mechanisms underlying AMR.
  • Equips students with an exceptionally broad knowledge base and a suite of skills in infectious disease epidemiology and AMR – epidemiological and ecological modelling, statistical analyses, epidemiological study design, mitigation strategies, genetic aspects of AMR, genomics data analysis, and ethical and legal issues.
  • Comprised of leading experts in the field of epidemiology of infectious diseases, including molecular and field epidemiologists, as well as statisticians, mathematical modellers and microbiologists, who will provide a One Health context relevant to developed as well as lower and middle income countries.

Career Prospects

Students will be equipped to progress academically to PhD level or to pursue a career outside academia, for example in:

  • Industry
  • National and international health boards
  • Policy and regulatory bodies
  • Devolved or international governments
  • National Health Service
  • Public Health England
  • Health Protection Scotland
  • National Institutes for Health
  • World Health Organization
  • Food and Agricultural Organization
  • World Organisation for Animal Health
  • Veterinary Medicines Directorate

Also be suitable for broadening the range of knowledge of health professionals such as:

  • Veterinarians
  • Clinicians
  • Microbiologists
  • Epidemiologists
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists
  • Quantitative scientists such as mathematicians or physicists

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Key Research Skills
  • Core Skills in Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology of Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Societal Aspects of AMR
  • Genetic and Genomic Aspects of Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Biodiversity Informatics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • At least a 2.2 Honours degree or equivalent (eg GPA of 3.0 or above) in a relevant subject. Professional experience may be taken into account.
  • In your application, please submit a personal statement (200-300 words). The personal statement should specifically include reference to your motivation for choosing to study epidemiology of infectious diseases and AMR and pursuing a career in this field.
  • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
  • One reference letter on headed paper
  • Evidence of your English language ability (if your first language is not English)
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)

Tuition Fee

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    23950 GBP/year
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  • National

    9500 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 9500 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
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