Is this programme for me?
Our students come from a variety of backgrounds and bring a wide range of qualifications and experience. We will work with you to identify your needs and tailor the ideal programme of study for you
The Usher Institute has a well-established reputation in epidemiology and is leading efforts to develop methodology for and approaches to undertaking epidemiology with large scale digital data resources. All practical analytical learning is underpinned by training in R software, the primary statistical software used in epidemiological research.
You will be able to tailor your learning through access to a wide selection of elective courses on our programme but you will also be able to choose from a variety of courses on other MSc programmes within the Usher Institute.
Here are some examples of student personas to help you relate to your own personal learning pathway.
Isabel is a laboratory scientist living in the USA. She wants to complete this programme because she is at a career crossroads. She hopes completion of studies, will help her decide whether she wants to do a PhD. Isabel is a self-motivated person, looking for a flexible mode of study to fit in with her full-time career and family commitments. She would like to be part of thriving online academic community to help develop her research network. One of her main aims is to gain a deeper understanding of software packages and statistics.
Molly is living and working in Edinburgh as a junior hospital doctor. Her aim in doing the programme is career development. She is thinking about doing a PhD and is keen to move from clinical work to research. Her main aim is to develop sound research skills. She expects a well-structured programme: her busy job means that she needs to plan her studies ahead.
Vikram is based in Mumbai and works in the Indian health system doing data management, working on health data sources and IT work. He has two aims in sudying this programme. Firstly, he wishes to enhance his career. Secondly, he wants to use his skills to make a real-world impact on public health issues in India. He needs flexibility because of his full-time employment and family commitments and a lengthy daily commute. He expects to be studying autonomously on the programme.