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Three new masters' programmes launched

In March 2021, three new online masters degrees were launched, with support and funding from the DDI programme.

The MSc Data Science for Health and Social Care, MSc Epidemiology and MSc Integrated Global Health were launched in March 2021 with support and funding from the Data-Driven Innovation (DDI) programme. All degrees are part-time, online and are taught over three years. Students can study at Certificate, Diploma or Masters level. Alternatively, students can also study stand-alone courses as postgraduate professional development. 

Applications are now open and the programme teams are looking forward to welcoming the first cohort of students to this vibrant, data-driven community in September 2021. 

The programmes are the first key deliverables of the Data-Driven Innovation Health and Social Care Talent programme, led by the Usher Institute. The aim of the programme is to create a vibrant learning environment that enables students and health and social care professionals realise the value of data to benefit the health and wellbeing of citizens. 

MSc Epidemiology

Epidemiology is the foundational discipline for understanding and improving population health. Its methods underpin medical research, investigates the causes of disease, and evaluates intervention to prevent or control disease. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of this scientific discipline and the key role played by epidemiologists. This postgraduate programme aims to equip you with key foundational knowledge and a portfolio of statistical and data science skills. You will gain an understanding of the fundamental principles and practice of epidemiology through a comprehensive curriculum, whilst tailoring your learning experience through optional courses.  

Are you interested in developing or progressing a career in academic research, industry or another health-related setting, or simply eager to develop epidemiological expertise? Interested to hear more? Join an information session on 26 May 2021 between 10:00 - 11:00 (BST) and 16:00 - 17:00 (BST) where the team will provide an overview of the programme and the learning experience offered. 

Read more about the programme team on the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine blog

MSc Epidemiology programme information

MSc Integrated Global Health

The pandemic has made it clearer than ever before that protecting and improving human health requires expertise and cooperation across a wide range of disciplines, and not just those we commonly associate with healthcare. When you think of global health, you might think first of medicine and nursing, but in fact this is just the tip of the iceberg. 

The fully-flexible programme can perhaps be summarised best in the description by one of its co-directors, who said “This flexible cross-disciplinary online programme is designed for students from diverse locales, experiences, and backgrounds, helping each of them to build new relationships across cultures and disciplinary areas as they explore many complex global health issues. It is my hope that students will integrate and deepen their learning to become more ethical, active and informed members of our ever-growing University of Edinburgh global health community.” Dr. Su Goopy 

Interested in learning more? Take the opportunity to ask the teaching team questions about options for you. Join an online information session on 27 May 2021 between 10:00 - 11:00 (BST) and 16:00 - 17:00 (BST) to learn more about how this new online programme can benefit you.

Read more about the programme team on the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine blog

MSc Integrated Global Health programme information

MSc Data Science for Health and Social Care

This flexible part-time online programme will equip you with a range of data science skills, tools and capacity to capitalise on the transformational power of data to improve health and wellbeing and the management of care systems locally and globally. The suite of data-driven courses will equip you with the data skills and competencies to realise the value of data in your current role, change your career path and benefit from promotion opportunities as they arise across the health and social care sector.  

On 27 May 2021 between 11:00 - 12:00 (BST) and 16:00 - 17:00 (BST), the programme team will host an open day session to provide prospective students an overview of the programme and a chance to ask the teaching team questions about studying with The University of Edinburgh. 

Read more about the programme team on the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine blog

MSc Data Science for Health and Social Care programme information