M.Sc. On Campus

Applied Epidemiology

University of Peradeniya

12 months
815 USD/year
410 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Applied Epidemiology MSc programme offered at University of Peradeniya is designed to provide excellence in teachings of epidemiological, bio statistical concepts and methods. The emphasis will be given to practical applications of epidemiological methods in clinical and in public health settings.



The Applied Epidemiology MSc programme offered at University of Peradeniya will provide students with an understanding of epidemiological concepts with training in essential methodological skills required to conduct epidemiological studies in human and animal populations.

On completion of the programme, students will be able to:
  • demonstrate an understanding of the key concepts in the discipline of epidemiology;
  • apply epidemiological principles to surveillance and disease control within animal and human populations;
  • communicate effectively with researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds;
  • select an appropriate study design when confronted with an epidemiological investigation;
  • question and develop a detailed study protocol capable of answering a given research question;
  • analyse and interpret epidemiological data derived from cross-sectional, case-control and follow-up studies ;
  • propose appropriate solutions and mitigatory measures to control epidemic conditions

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Epidemiology
  • Methods in Epidemiology 
  • Environmental Epidemiology 
  • Overview of Public Health 
  • Zoonoses and Public Health 
  • Public Health Policy and Law 
  • Infectious Disease Surveillance and Outbreak Investigation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits

60 with research (MSc)


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Candidates having a bachelor’s degree with 30 credits including relevant modules of epidemiology or equivalent accredited prior learning experience are eligible to follow the programme. Eligible applicants shall face a selection examination followed by an interview, conducted by the PGIS.
  • Employed candidates eligible for admission should produce evidence of leave granted to follow the programme and a letter of release from the Head of the Department/Institution.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    815 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 815 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    410 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 410 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National 1 year: LKR150,000
  • National 2 years: LKR230,000
  • International 1 year: LKR300,000
  • International 2 years: LKR460,000


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