Taught course


Imperial College London · Epidemiology, Public Health and Primary Care

Entry requirements

Upper second class Honours degree or overseas equivalent. Suitable candidates will have a background in mathematics or statistics, medicine (human and veteninary) or biological sciences. English language requirement IELTS overall score 7 or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc offers a thorough grounding in modern epidemiological research and the application of statistical and mathematical methods to epidemiological investigation and practice. Students will be given the opportunity to apply research techniques to a variety of challenging epidemiological and biomedical problems and to develop expertise in specialist topics such as spatial epidemiology, statistical genetics or the quantitative analysis of infectious disease dynamics.
Term 1 follows a common core pathway covering epidemiological study design; biostatistical methods, genetic epidemiology and the epidemiology, evolution and control of infectious disease. Some core modules are shared with the MPH programme.
Term 2 allows students to choose module options from Biostatistics, Environmental and Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Infectious Disease Epidemiology.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students


Qualification and course duration


part time
n/a months
distance learning
n/a months
block mode
n/a months
full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment30
Dissertation40 (10000 words)

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 7594 3455