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Global Health and Infectious Diseases (Online Learning)

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36 months
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5470 GBP/year
5470 GBP/year
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About

This Global Health and Infectious Diseases (Online Learning) programme at The University of Edinburgh aims to address the challenges posed by infectious diseases in the 21st Century by offering you courses in surveillance, prevention and control of infectious diseases, as well as evaluating how they impact public health. 

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Overview

This is a professional postgraduate qualification for biomedical, medical, public health, and veterinary personnel with an interest in global health and infectious diseases.

The Global Health and Infectious Diseases (Online Learning) programme at The University of Edinburgh  draws upon the parallels that exist between these diseases, learning from the challenges that exist and aiming to connect individuals to lay the foundations for a global community of practice. Our aim is to provide advanced qualifications for biomedical, medical, public health, and veterinary personnel. The course is designed to instruct students in the practice of formulating and implementing strategies and programmes aimed at renewing and strengthening scientific knowledge development and building human capital.

Our online learning system lets you work entirely from your home location while still earning your salary. This can enhance your learning experience and working knowledge while rewarding you with a highly regarded qualification.

Career opportunities

This programme has been designed to help you fulfil leadership roles in international and national organisations that manage health and disease issues. A number of students have also raised their academic profiles through the publication and dissemination of their final year research.

Programme Structure

In Year 1 (certificate), you will take courses that include:

  • Global Health: Fundamentals
  • Understanding Infectious Diseases

And you will choose one from the following two options:

  • a single course in Applied Epidemiology and Public Health
  • a course each in Global Citizenship and Globalisation and Health

In Year 2 (diploma), you will choose sixty credits from a range that includes:

  • Global citizenship
  • An introduction of project cycle management
  • Transdisciplinary policy approaches for addressing the public health and development challenges of the 21st century
  • The Nexus of Food Security and Global Health
  • Neglected tropical diseases
  • Emerging infectious diseases
  • Travel medicine and infectious diseases
  • Globalisation and health
  • Public health systems in the developed and the developing world
  • The communication of disease control
  • Technological advances in diagnostics
  • Water and Sanitation

In Year 3 (MSc), you will conduct a written reflective element of 10,000-15,000 words.

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

Online
  • No Attendance

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a biomedical, medical, public health, veterinary or relevant bio-science topic.
  • We may also consider your application if you have relevant work experience; please contact the programme team to check before you apply.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5470 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5470 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    5470 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5470 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • MSc, PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev PT intermittent: 10 credits £915; 20 credits £1,825

Funding

The University of Edinburgh offers a small number of scholarships to outstanding candidates. These are very competitive. We publish data on the success rate for scholarship applications to help you understand the level of demand.

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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Our partners

Global Health and Infectious Diseases (Online Learning)
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The University of Edinburgh

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