12 months
29400 GBP/year
10800 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Inequalities in health relating to poverty, deprivation or other social characteristics are major themes in research and policy debates in both developed and developing countries. This unique Social Epidemiology MSc at University College London (UCL) is designed to respond to the need for trained researchers, health professionals and policymakers in the field of social epidemiology.


You will gain knowledge of the various approaches to social epidemiology, and develop relevant skills in study design and statistical analysis, exploring the link between social environment and health, alongside a broad perspective on the social determinants of health and an ability to advocate research and policy measures in the field.

This Social Epidemiology course at University College London (UCL) is for you, if you are:

  • passionate about making a positive change in the world
  • enthusiastic to understand and debate health inequalities
  • interested to develop skills in health data analysis and interpretation
  • excited to join a diverse student cohort


The next generation of social epidemiologists, public health policy-makers and PhD students/researchers will find this an innovative 12-month programme.

First destinations for graduates of the programme include governmental departments, the NHS, non-governmental organisations, charities, insurance companies, health data companies, universities, research institutions. Some graduates continue their training as PhD students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Epidemiology
  • Basic Statistics for Medical Sciences
  • The Social Determinants of Global Health
  • Health Inequalities over the Lifecourse
  • Regression Modelling
  • Research Methods for Social Epidemiology
  • Social Epidemiology: Dimensions of Inequality

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
    • We recommend you apply as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available and will be closed as soon as it's full or by 30 June.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required.
  • Applicants must be confident using computers and show evidence of numeracy e.g. O level/GCSE Mathematics or Statistics (or overseas equivalent), or a module with a good mark in their degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10800 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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