MSc Epidemiology

Our online programme

The MSc Epidemiology programme aims to equip students with the theoretical understanding and practical skills to interpret evidence and conduct research in epidemiology

This is a part-time online programme taught over 3 years.  The programme is 100% online.  We estimate you will need to commit to 10-15 study hours per week.

Epidemiology is the foundational discipline for understanding and improving population health. There is increasing recognition of the important role of epidemiology, which has accelerated as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.  

Our online programme will help prepare you to take on leading roles in epidemiology, by developing the skills you will need to address contemporary population health problems. It will allow you to benefit from a strong focus on research and inter-disciplinary opportunities. In an era of data-intensive research and data-driven innovation, this will help position you at the forefront of this exciting and evolving field.

The world needs more epidemiologists. Not just to help us understand and address the current Covid-19 pandemic but future outbreaks of diseases, and their causes and consequences

Linda Bauld, Professor of Public Health, Usher Institute 


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