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.

Please find information on current tuition fees here You will need to enter Epidemiology in the search box.


The Fees Department will contact you through your MyEd account when you are due to pay your fees.

Find out more about paying your fees


All communications on how to pay your fees should be with the finance helpline.

Link to contact the finance helpline

For questions regarding the cost of study please see the information below or contact


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.

Link to scholarship application success rates


The Glenmore Postgraduate Scholarship

Link to more details for the Glenmore Postgraduate Scholarship


The Edinburgh Global Online Learning Masters Scholarships

Link to more details for the Edinburgh Global Online Learning Masters Scholarships


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.

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 these scholarships, 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 we offer financial support to students

Hardship funding