M.Sc. On Campus

Veterinary Epidemiology

Royal Veterinary College

12 months
24200 GBP/year
10470 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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What is the MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology of Royal Veterinary College?In a world where global transport links allow rapid movement of people and animals, disease can spread more quickly than before and is harder to control than ever. In such a world there is a growing need for trained epidemiologists at the front line of disease surveillance.


The UK leads the way in providing this training and, in order to meet the demand for skilled professionals, the RVC has developed a unique postgraduate veterinary epidemiology course, delivered jointly with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

Key facts:

This demanding masters in veterinary epidemiology programme is led by veterinary epidemiologists and supported by policy makers from the forefront of UK government and you will gain a fascinating insight into the work of the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA, formerly AHVLA). Your areas of study will combine LSHTM’s strengths in epidemiological principles and communicable disease epidemiology, with the RVC’s expertise in veterinary epidemiology, animal health and production.

The MSc in Veterinary Epidemiology of Royal Veterinary College comprises six compulsory modules, followed by a 12-week research project on a relevant topic of your choice. PGDip students study five modules only and are not required to complete a research project. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Epidemiology in Practice
  • Extended Epidemiology,
  • Statistics for Epidemiology and
  • Population Health,
  • Epidemiological Aspects of
  • Laboratory Investigation,
  • Surveillance of Animal Health and Production
  • Statistical Methods in Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology and Control of Communicable Diseases

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS

Other requirements

General requirements

You must have (or expect to receive) a first or second class honours degree (or equivalent). Please contact Admissions if you are unsure whether your degree is equivalent.

 As this is a multidisciplinary subject, we welcome candidates from many different backgrounds. If you have a degree in veterinary science, biological science, veterinary or human medicine, mathematics or statistics, and relevant postgraduate and veterinary work experience, then we encourage you to apply..

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24200 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24200 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    10470 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10470 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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