Taught course

Veterinary Epidemiology

Royal Veterinary College · Royal Veterinary College

Entry requirements

First or 2nd-class honours degree in Veterinary Science, Biological Science, Medicine, Mathematics or Statistics and relevant post-graduation experience. Applicants from overseas will be required to provide evidence of proficiency in spoken and written English, including scientific usage and comprehension (see below). Two academic references.

Months of entry


Course content

The course will provide students with an understanding of the conceptual basis of veterinary epidemiology and with training in essential methodological skills for the conduct of epidemiological studies in animal populations. On completion of the course, students will be able to: (i) design and implement epidemiological studies; (ii) analyse and interpret epidemiological data; (iii) apply epidemiological principles to disease control within animal and human populations; and (iv) communicate effectively on the health of animal and human populations to a range of audiences, including the general public, farmers, politicians and other key policy makers.

Information for international students

IELTS score of 7.0 or TOEFL of not less than 580 (paper-based) and 237 (computer-based) is required.

Fees and funding

A £4000 fees only scholarship is available for overseas fee paying students.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations30
Written coursework / continuous assessment35
Dissertation30 (10000 words)
oral examination on scientific project5

Course contact details

Admissions Office
+44 (0)20 7468 5134
+44 (0)20 7468 5060