MSc Epidemiology

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The University of Edinburgh has longstanding international reputation for the delivery of exceptional education and research. We accept applicants from a wide range of professional and academic backgrounds. This programme is taught 100% online.

Applications for September 2023 are now open. We look forward to seeing your application soon.


Apply for the MSc Epidemiology


You will need to complete an online application which includes references, a personal statement and other supporting documents, including English Language Certification.

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Entry requirements

Applicants will need a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent in science, medicine, biomedicine, nursing, social science, statistics, or other related discipline.  

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English language requirements

You must demonstrate a level of English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies, regardless of your nationality or country of residence.  

English language tests

We accept the following English language qualifications at the grades specified:

  • IELTS Academic: total 7.0 (at least 6.5 in each module)
  • TOEFL-iBT (including Special Home Edition): total 100 (at least 23 in each module). We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.
  • CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 176 in each module)
  • Trinity ISEISE III with a pass in all four components

Your English language qualification must be no more than three and a half years old from the start date of the programme you are applying to study, unless you are using IELTS, TOEFL or Trinity ISE, in which case it must be no more than two years old. (Revised 23/03/21 to correct required grades.)

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You will usually be asked to provide one reference in support of your application. 

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