MSc Epidemiology

Fees and funding

Information on course fees, payment options, scholarships and other financial support.

Fees and how to pay them

Tuition fees are set centrally by the University of Edinburgh and in the majority of cases they increase every year. If you intend to study over additional years, you should take this annual tuition fee increase into consideration when you estimate your fees for a degree.


Scholarships and bursaries

The University of Edinburgh offers a small number of scholarships to outstanding candidates. These are very competitive. We publish data on the success rate for scholarship applications to help you understand the level of demand.


Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships

We are offering several awards covering tuition fees. These scholarships will be awarded to outstanding candidates who are citizens of and resident in low- and middle-income Commonwealth countries. Successful applicants will benefit from the University’s Global Academy network.

Link to Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships

If you would like to learn more about the scholarship, you might find this video useful. In the video, the team describe the scholarship and share some best practice ways to apply.

Link to CSC event video

The application deadline for the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship is 15 March 2022. 

Please note: You must apply to both the CSC and the University of Edinburgh for your application to be considered.


If you're not eligible to apply for the Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarship, you may be able to apply for one of the following instead:

Graduate Discount Scheme 

The University of Edinburgh offers a 10% discount on postgraduate tuition fees for all alumni who have graduated with an undergraduate degree from the University of Edinburgh

Funding for prospective postgraduates

Online learning scholarships


UK government postgraduate loans

If you live in the UK, you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan from one of the UK’s governments.

The type and amount of financial support you are eligible for will depend on:

  • your programme
  • the duration of your studies
  • your tuition fee status.

Programmes studied on a part-time intermittent basis are not eligible.

Other financial support

Find out about how the University of Edinburgh offers financial support to students

Hardship funding