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.
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....
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....
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....
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....
The course is delivered in the form of comprehensive study materials including paper-based readings and exercises.
MSc in Infectious Diseases (Distance Learning)This course provides a broad understanding of infectious diseases and is of particular relevance to in-service health professionals such as doctors or laboratory staff. You will develop strategies for the control and treatment of infectious diseases, acquiring new knowledge and updating your current expertise.
Aims and ObjectivesThis course aims to develop:
a comprehensive understanding of the role of the biology of infective agents and hosts on the outcome of infection
the use of this knowledge, in combination with epidemiological and public health approaches, to develop rational strategies for the control and treatment of infection
This course aims: to provide epidemiological training by distance learning for professionals in academic departments, research units, or in the health services.
MSc in Epidemiology (Distance Learning)This course aims to provide epidemiological training by distance learning for professionals in academic departments, research units, or in the health services. Epidemiology is a key discipline for understanding and improving global health.This course is suitable for those pursuing careers in medical research; public health and community medicine; epidemiological field studies; disease surveillance units; drug/vaccine manufacturers; or disease control in governmental, NGO's or donor institutions. It is also of interest to those who require an understanding of epidemiology, such as medical journalists and scientific officers in government and industry.Aims and ObjectivesThe course aims to develop:a comprehensive understanding of the basic concepts and methods in epidemiology together with advanced skills in specific applications of epidemiological research methodsessential statistical skills related to the health problems of both the developed and the developing worldCourse StructureThe course begins with 4 compulsory modulesFundamentals of EpidemiologyStatistics with computingPractical epidemiologyWriting and reviewing epidemiological papersTo complete the MSc, 5 elective modules must be studied. At least 2 elective modules must be the following compulsory modules:Study Design: Writing A Grant ApplicationStatistical Methods in Epidemiology2 elective modules can be chosen from the following list (one of these must either be Epidemiology of Communicable Diseases or Epidemiology of Non-communicable Diseases):Epidemiology of Communicable DiseasesModelling and the Dynamics of Infectious DiseasesEpidemiology of Non-communicable DiseasesAdvanced Statistical Methods in EpidemiologyHuman Genetic EpidemiologyThe remaining 1 module can be chosen either from the list above or from a specified selection of the School’s other Distance Learning courses. These modules include:Trial Designs; Cluster Randomised...
The MSc Medical Statistics program aims to train students from a variety of academic backgrounds to work as statisticians in various sectors including higher education...
The MSc Medical Statistics program aims to train students from a variety of academic backgrounds to work as statisticians in various sectors including higher education, research institutions, the pharmaceutical industry, central government and national health services. It provides a training in the theory and practice of statistics with special reference to clinical trials, epidemiology and clinical or laboratory research for improved global health.
Graduates from this course pursue careers in medical and epidemiological research, in academic institutions, hospitals, the pharmaceutical industry and various governmental institutions.
The Medical Research Council, Wellcome, GlaxoSmithKline, and Amgen offer studentships to UK and EU students....
The MSc Medical Microbiology program aims to provide a comprehensive theoretical knowledge of medical microbiology including the spread of micro-organisms, disease causat
The MSc Medical Microbiology program aims to provide a comprehensive theoretical knowledge of medical microbiology including the spread of micro-organisms, disease causation, diagnosis and/or treatment of pathogens of major significance to public health and advanced practical training in this diverse field. The increasing incidence of microbial infections worldwide is being compounded by the rapid evolution of drug-resistant variants and opportunistic infections by other organisms.
Students wishing to be awarded the MSc degree in Medical Microbiology may take any of the courses shown below. In response to a high level of student interest in viral infections, LSHTM has decided to offer the opportunity for students who focus on viruses in their course choices to be awarded an MSc degree in Medical Microbiology (Virology). This choice will depend on the study unit selection of the individual student in Terms 2 and 3....
The MSc Immunology of Infectious Diseases aims to provide advanced theoretical knowledge and practical training in the immunology of infectious diseases through a compreh
The MSc Immunology of Infectious Diseases aims to provide advanced theoretical knowledge and practical training in the immunology of infectious diseases through a comprehensive range of teaching and research methods. It equips students with the range of specialized knowledge and skills in applying scientific concepts, evaluating scientific data and carrying out modern immunological techniques.
This is facilitated by the unique mix of interests in immunology, molecular biology, virology, bacteriology, parasitology, mycology and clinical medicine at the School. Infectious diseases represent an increasingly important cause of human morbidity and mortality throughout the world. Vaccine development is thus of great importance in terms of global health. In parallel with this growth, there has been a dramatic increase in studies to identify the innate, humoral or cellular immunological mechanisms which confer immunity to pathogenic viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. As a result, increasing numbers of scientists, clinicians, and veterinarians wish to develop their knowledge and skills in these areas....
The MSc Epidemiology program aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to make valuable contributions to both epidemiological research and public health.
* Funding is available for this course.
The MSc Epidemiology program aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to make valuable contributions to both epidemiological research and public health. Epidemiological methods are used increasingly in medical research, public health practice and health care evaluation to investigate the causes of disease, and to evaluate interventions to prevent or control the disease. Epidemiology is a key discipline for understanding and improving global health. This course covers both communicable and non-communicable disease epidemiology.
Graduates enter careers in medical research, public health and community medicine, epidemiological field studies, drug manufacturers, government or NGOs....
The MSc Demography & Health aims to offer a broad training in the theories and methods of demography and the population sciences and their application to global healt
The MSc Demography & Health aims to offer a broad training in the theories and methods of demography and the population sciences and their application to global health, social welfare, and economic development. Emphasis is placed on studies of social, cultural and economic determinants and consequences of population change.
This is Europe's only graduate course in demography with an emphasis on health. It is designed for those interested in acquiring a technical understanding of this subject and also of the interaction of health and population determinants such as sexual relations, childbearing and life expectancy.
The course teaches research skills which are highly valued in the job market generally and is welcomed in a wide variety of research fields. The teaching draws on several related disciplines within the School and because of the modular approach can be adapted (within reason) to suit different needs. The course is recognized by both the MRC and ESRC as providing high-quality research training and a small number of scholarships from these bodies (including 1+3 scholarships) are available to UK or EU residents. These are advertised each year with the School scholarships information....
The MSc Control of Infectious Diseases aims to bridge the disciplines of epidemiology, laboratory sciences and public health and policy for training and retraining of stu
The MSc Control of Infectious Diseases aims to bridge the disciplines of epidemiology, laboratory sciences and public health and policy for training and retraining of students who wish to work directly on a multidisciplinary practical approach to the control of infectious diseases, and to equip students with specialised skills that will facilitate a career in the control of infectious diseases as staff of health ministries, health departments, national or international disease control agencies, aid organisations or universities.
Graduates from this course take up scientific or managerial positions in national and international government agencies, aid agencies, or join specific intervention projects or research projects to improve global health....
The MSc Medical Entomology for Disease Control program aims to provide training in the theoretical and practical aspects of the biology and control of disease vectors as
The MSc Medical Entomology for Disease Control aims to provide training in the theoretical and practical aspects of the biology and control of disease vectors as well as the human pathogens that they transmit and equip students with specialized skills to facilitate careers in global health that demand knowledge of the molecular biology of infectious diseases. Introductory sessions cover all aspects of major vector-borne diseases and offer a thorough grounding in the systematics of medically important arthropods, the main processes regulating vector populations, and in the biology of vector-parasite and vector-vertebrate interactions.
Graduates enter operational control programmes, applied basic research and academic fields.Students benefit from close interaction with staff who have extensive international expertise....
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....
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.
This cluster encompasses research in infectious diseases which looks at disease-causing agents ...