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Top 30 Masters of Science in Epidemiology 2019

A Master of Science (MSc) most commonly follows the completion of a Bachelor of Science degree and opens up a range of additional opportunities in numerous industries. This advanced degree can help you stand apart from other job applicants.

What is an MSc in Epidemiology? An MSc in Epidemiology is largely focused on the research foundations of the spread of diseases and emphasizes research methods and approaches. As a student, you will acquire knowledge of the epidemiological methods of medical research along with an understanding of healthcare evaluations and public health practices. You will learn through a combination of course study and hands-on research.

While an MSc is most frequently necessary in the participation in medical and academic research, other individuals in related fields, such as medical journalists and some government officers, can likely benefit from the course of study. Ultimately, the knowledge gained in this program can greatly improve your opportunities in the sector.

The cost of the program is largely dependent upon the institution and length of study. Most programs take one to two years depending on full-time or part-time attendance. As such, you will want to closely investigate multiple programs to determine if they suit your financial and academic needs.

There are a number of career opportunities available to students who graduate from these programs, and you can pursue a range of career paths. Graduates often find positions in community medicine, medical research, public health, field study, drug manufacturing, and government and nonprofit organizations. A degree will open up a number of doors for you.

There are a number of programs that offer an MSc in Epidemiology throughout the globe, and online course options offer easy access to a range of individuals. To learn more, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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30 Results in Epidemiology

University of London International Programmes

The Infectious Diseases programme draws upon the School’s long tradition in the study of clinical and epidemiological aspects of infectious and tropical diseases. Providi ... [+]

Gain a prestigious MSc in Infectious Diseases by distance learning

This distance learning programme provides a broad understanding of infectious diseases through the core modules in biostatistics and epidemiology, and the biology and control of infectious diseases which are taken by all students, together with the subsequent opportunities for specialized study in areas of the student’s own choice.

The Infectious Diseases programme draws upon the School’s long tradition in the study of clinical and epidemiological aspects of infectious and tropical diseases. Providing a broad understanding of infectious diseases, together with developing strategies for their control and treatment, the programme will be of particular relevance to in-service health professionals, such as doctors or laboratory staff who either wish to acquire new knowledge in infectious diseases or update their current expertise. These courses are aimed both at recent graduates who wish to pursue an advanced degree and at people who took their first training some time ago and wish to update their knowledge in this rapidly evolving field or who wish to change career direction.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
October 2019
Full-time
2 - 5 years
Online
University of London International Programmes

These programmes provide epidemiology training for professionals in academic departments, research units or in the health services. They are suitable for those aiming for ... [+]

Gain a prestigious MSc in Epidemiology by distance learning

Epidemiology is the key discipline underlying medical research, public health practice and health care evaluation. The understanding of its principles and practice is crucial for those involved in the design or assessment of epidemiological studies and programme evaluation. Epidemiological methods are also used to describe the size and nature of health problems, to investigate the etiology of specific diseases, and to evaluate the impact of interventions for treating and preventing ill health.

These programmes provide epidemiology training for professionals in academic departments, research units or in the health services. They are suitable for those aiming for a career in epidemiology research, academics in other health areas and other health professionals. The programmes are also of interest to people who require an understanding of epidemiology, such as medical journalists and scientific officers in government and industry.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
August 2019
Full-time
2 - 5 years
Online
University of London International Programmes

The programme aims to provide a broad training in the theories and methods of demography and population sciences and their application to health, social welfare, and econ ... [+]

Gain a prestigious MSc in Demography and Health by distance learning

This unique online Masters degree offers professional training in population studies that emphasizes health and social epidemiology. It is designed for those interested in acquiring technical expertise in demography and understanding the interlinkages between population studies and health, including fertility, sexual behavior, aging, health inequalities and life expectancy. Graduates from the course would be equipped to pursue careers in public health, academic research of a very wide nature, NGOs, reproductive health programmes, health services, government statistical offices, as well as policy and planning organizations.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
October 2019
Full-time
2 - 5 years
Online
Royal Veterinary College

Plans for this new MSc presented here are proposals pending final approval of content and structure, expected to be confirmed in spring 2013 ahead of the first intake of ... [+]

MSc One Health (Infectious Diseases)Plans for this new MSc presented here are proposals pending final approval of content and structure, expected to be confirmed in spring 2013 ahead of the first intake of students in September 2013.Why an RVC Masters/Diploma?

Emerging diseases of animals and humans have highlighted the threat from changing environmental, ecological, social and agricultural conditions. Significant amongst these are infectious diseases such as highly pathogenic influenza virus H5N1 (bird flu), pandemic human influenza H1N1 (swine flu), Ebola and Nipah Virus and SARS coronavirus.

Our unique Master's level course delivered jointly by the RVC and London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine will be available through both full and part-time study as MSc and diploma. It addresses a broad range of topics under the One Health paradigm.... [-]

United Kingdom London
August 2019
Full-time
3 semesters
Campus
Elevate Health

This globally oriented program focuses on competencies that you need as an epidemiologist: it offers plenty of attention for research but not just as a researcher - it al ... [+]

MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online

This postgraduate program is offered by Utrecht University and University Medical Center Utrecht in cooperation with MSc Epidemiology and via the online platform of Elevate Health.

This globally oriented program focuses on competencies that you need as an epidemiologist: it offers plenty of attention for research but not just as a researcher - it also enables you to judge research and implement results from research.

The program is designed for professionals already working in the field who would like to further develop their research skills. The program also provides a strong foundation for scientists starting a career in clinical or epidemiological research.... [-]

Netherlands Netherlands Online
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 years
Online
University of Groningen

Are you a talented student? And are you interested in the psychosocial factors of epidemiology, such as quality of life and public mental health issues? Then this is the ... [+]

MSc Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology

Are you a talented student? And are you interested in the psychosocial factors of epidemiology, such as quality of life and public mental health issues? Then this is the programme for you.

The two-year program starts with two parallel modules on the basics of Medicine and Psychology. This ensures a solid background for all students. In addition, there will be more specialized modules.

The core of this program consists of a research project, resulting in a Master's thesis. In the first year, you will start with this project. The emphasis is on hands-on experience so that you gain expertise and experience in the full process. To support you with your research, you will be individually linked to a senior researcher in one of the participating research groups. To stimulate scientific thinking and reasoning, small coaching groups will meet once a week during the entire program under the supervision of a scientific coach. The scientific coach will also advise you on issues such as the choice of modules and your thesis project. The program runs in close collaboration with important clinical research groups on chronic diseases from the University Medical Center Groningen.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Utrecht University

The aim of the MSc Epidemiology programs is to provide students with extensive knowledge and practical skills in patient-oriented research design, implementation, quantit ... [+]

Welcome to the international Master in Epidemiology Program at Utrecht University. Epidemiology is a scientific discipline increasingly asked for in clinical (human, pharmaceutical or veterinary) research, industry, and policymaking. With ‘evidence-based medicine’ setting new standards, specialists are needed in design, data collection, analysis and interpretation of epidemiological and health research. We offer a high level of education via our graduate and postgraduate programs, and topic-specific short courses for those looking to expand their knowledge.

Information about our Master's program

The research MSc Epidemiology programs are organized within the Utrecht University Graduate School of Life Sciences. The aim of the MSc Epidemiology programs is to provide students with extensive knowledge and practical skills in patient-oriented research design, implementation, quantitative analysis and its application to human or veterinary medicine and public health. The knowledge and skills gained on a solid basis for health research and disease control programs, including application in developing countries. The master Epidemiology equals the registration demands for Epidemiologist A and knows three variants :... [-]

Netherlands Utrecht
September 2019
Part-time
3 - 5 years
Online
Utrecht University

Infectious diseases and immune disorders are a constant threat to life – both human and animal. This Master’s program gives young scientists the knowledge and research ex ... [+]

About

Well-trained and creative minds help us solve the public health problems of the future. Do you see yourself tackling the increasing incidences of allergies and autoimmune disease, working on emerging infections such as Ebola and MRSA? Would you like to spend time on developing personalized medicine to treat cancer or chronic inflammatory diseases? Join our program!

Contribute to a Faster Diagnosis of Diseases and Better Treatment Options

Emerging infectious are a threat to human and animal well-being. An increasing number of allergies and chronic inflammatory diseases have a major impact on individuals and society as a whole. Knowledge of the immune system provides you with the know-how to develop potential health care solutions for cancer, transplantation, and downregulation of a hyperactive immune system as for example in rheumatoid arthritis.... [-]

Netherlands Utrecht
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Utrecht University

In the Master’s program in Epidemiology, you will examine the distribution and determinants of health and morbidity in specific populations. With evidence-based medicine ... [+]

About

With evidence-based medicine setting new standards, highly trained academic specialists are needed for the design, data collection, analysis and interpretation of epidemiological and health research. Do you see yourself in a future career as an epidemiologist and clinical researcher? Join our program, sign up!

Applied Research at the Intersection of Data and Medicine

The Master’s program Epidemiology is an excellent opportunity if you have a strong interest in applied medical or biomedical research, as well as human or veterinary medicine. Examine the distribution and determinants of health and morbidity in specific populations. This scientific discipline is increasingly in demand in clinical research, industry, and policymaking.... [-]

Netherlands Utrecht
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Antwerp

Epidemiology is the discipline which studies the occurance of incidents and conditions in populations and attempts to make links to descriptive and/or influencing determi ... [+]

The M.Sc. in Epidemiology is unique in Flanders. The programme combines both theoretical and practical knowledge. Apart from lectures you will also be offered active forms of training. In addition you will have lab work, an internship and a thesis to complete.

At the end of your studies, you will be able to conduct independent epidemiological research and take up an advisory and policy-making role within the healthcare sector. As an epidemiologist, you will respond to scientific problems that arise from the (clinical) doctor-patient relationship. You are indispensible to the process of development, conduct and analysis of applied medical scientific research. Besides this, your methodological concepts help in the development of public health policy.... [-]

Belgium Antwerp
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Antwerp

Through its unique collaboration with the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), the University of Antwerp is able to offer this state-of-the master programme, integrating ... [+]

The M.Sc. in Biomedical Sciences: Infectious and Tropical Diseases offers you the opportunity to combine courses of different disciplines and research projects in leading laboratories and institutes. Moreover, optional courses in preclinical and clinical drug research facilitate career opportunities in clinical research organisations and biopharmaceutical industries, while optional courses in molecular and cellular biomedicine prepare for a career in dedicated research and development.

Courses and research are organised during 4 semesters. The research internship takes 6 weeks in a laboratory of your choice. The project proposal and the master’s research project and thesis last 7 months and are completed in one of the spearhead laboratories. In completing the research projects, you will gain practical experience in scientific research and learn to analyse data, write reports and give oral presentations. You will be encouraged to go abroad and complete your research work in part or entirely at a partner university.... [-]

Belgium Antwerp
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Essex Online

The MSc Infection Control online has been designed for nurses and other health professionals who have an infection control role in their workplace but is open to anyone w ... [+]

MSc Infection Control

The MSc Infection Control online has been designed for nurses and other health professionals who have an infection control role in their workplace but is open to anyone with an interest in this area. The course aligns with the framework of competencies outlined by the Infection Prevention Society and will develop your expertise in several key areas of best practice. Delivered as an online course, the MSc Infection Control course gives you the flexibility to study whilst you continue to work full-time. It also allows you to interact with other infection control specialists spread throughout the UK and internationally.

Why study this subject?

The demand for Infection Control courses has increased in recent years due to super-bug and contagious illness outbreaks such as SMRA, swine flu and Ebola highlighting the need for more effective infection control. The fundamental underpinning of the MSc is that prevention is better than the cure and it is this mentality that will hopefully make outbreaks a thing of the past.... [-]

United Kingdom Colchester
Open Enrollment
Part-time
24 months
Online
Taylor’s University

Research has a profound impact on the study of life sciences and we continue to raise the bar by integrating this into our curriculum. The School's research strategy prov ... [+]

Research has a profound impact on the study of life sciences and we continue to raise the bar by integrating this into our curriculum. The School's research strategy provides students with the opportunity to experience the research process to instil the passion for discovery.

Food Science & Nutrition A far-reaching area, this cluster seeks new insights into probiotics, live ‘friendly’ microbes that protect and prevent against disease, food supplements, nutraceuticals, encapsulation controlled release of food bioactive components and advanced processing technologies. Health Sciences This cluster encompasses research in infectious diseases which looks at disease-causing agents ... [-]
Malaysia Subang Jaya
June 2019
Campus
Erasmus MC Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences - Erasmus University Rotterdam

This MSc programme focuses on training students who are already educated in research methodology, but wish to take a step further in developing a successful career in hea ... [+]

The Master programme in Health Sciences aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of methods in either clinical or public health research. Specializations include clinical epidemiology, epidemiology, biostatistics, public health epidemiology, medical psychology, genetic and molecular epidemiology, and pharmacoepidemiology. After completion, candidates will have the knowledge, understanding and skills to propose state-of-the-art studies, write excellent study protocols, perform the research, analyze the data using modern statistical techniques, make defensible causal inferences, come to justified conclusions, and write outstanding research papers. Depending on the choice of specialization, the candidate will focus on for example observational population studies, randomized controlled clinical trials, public health interventions, registry data or modeling studies.... [-]

Netherlands Rotterdam
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Campus
Erasmus MC Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences - Erasmus University Rotterdam

This MSc programme focuses on training students who are already educated in research methodology, but wish to take a step further in developing a successful career in hea ... [+]

The Master programme in Health Sciences aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of methods in either clinical or public health research. Specializations include clinical epidemiology, epidemiology, biostatistics, public health epidemiology, medical psychology, genetic and molecular epidemiology, and pharmacoepidemiology. After completion, candidates will have the knowledge, understanding and skills to propose state-of-the-art studies, write excellent study protocols, perform the research, analyze the data using modern statistical techniques, make defensible causal inferences, come to justified conclusions, and write outstanding research papers. Depending on the choice of specialization, the candidate will focus on for example observational population studies, randomized controlled clinical trials, public health interventions, registry data or modeling studies.... [-]

Netherlands Rotterdam
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 year
Campus