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Masters, diploma and post-experience courses in Infectious Diseases

The University offers several Masters courses which focus on infectious diseases, plus other courses which cover different aspect of infectious diseases as part of a broader programmes of study.

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Masters programmes and courses of study focussing on infectious disease

The University of Edinburgh offers a number of different Masters level courses which focus on infectious diseases. 

There are on-campus 1 year full time courses leading to a Masters by Research degree, on-campus taught masters courses and a large number of part-time distance learning courses.  In some cases, postgraduate certificates or diplomas and can be attained after 1 or 2 years part-time study.

In addition to these courses, there are a number of courses run either the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Sciences or the Centre for Population Health Sciences which cover subjects relevant to infectious disease.  Please note that some of these courses require prior medical or veterinary training. 

You can find out more details of all the courses including entry requirements, how to apply and course fees by clicking on the links below. 

Masters by Research

MSc by Research in Infectious Diseases (1 year full time)

MSc by Research in Infection and Immunity (Roslin Institute, 1 year full time)

MSc by Research in Biomedical Sciences (1 year full time)

MSc by Research in Pathway Medicine (1 year full time)

MSc by Research in Population Health Sciences (1 year full time)

Taught Masters courses

MSc in Animal Bioscience (1 year full-time)

MSc in Bioinformatics

MSc in Quantitative Genetics and Genome Analysis (1 year full time)

Master of Public Health (1 year full-time, 2 years part-time)

Masters in Veterinary Epidemiology (1 year full-time)

Online Masters courses

MSc in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health (On line distance learning, 3 years part-time)

MSc in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (On-line distance learning)

MSc in Global Health and Infectious Diseases(On-line distance learning, 3 years part-time)

PgCert in Global Health Studies (On-line distance learning, 3 years part-time)

MSc in International Animal Health (On-line distance learning, 3 years part-time) 

MSc in Next Generation Drug Discovery (On line distance learning, 3 years part-time)

MSc in One Health (On line distance learning, 3 years part-time)

Further information

All Postgraduate degrees in Biological, Biomedical and Life Sciences

Funding for UK/EU students

Funding for International students

Online distance learning scholarships

Tuition fees

A-Z list of prospective postgraduate students awards