MSc in Global Health and Infectious Diseases

Our programme

This is a professional postgraduate qualification from the University of Edinburgh for biomedical, medical, public health, and veterinary personnel with an interest in global health and infectious diseases. You can study for an MSc, Diploma or Certificate qualification with flexible study options allowing you to choose how to arrange your studies around your working life.

Study options

Our programme offers a variety of study options - part-time, intermittent and postgraduate professional development study.

Programme courses

The programme normally takes three years, beginning with a series of courses and followed by an individual project or dissertation.


Our timetable is based on three terms of 11 weeks. Each term is comprised of 5 weeks of teaching, one breather week and a further 5 weeks of teaching.