Taught course

Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health

Royal Veterinary College · Royal Veterinary College

Entry requirements

For the MSc, EITHER a second class honours degree or the equivalent in a scientific subject, veterinary science, animal science, agriculture, biological sciences or medicine; OR a second class honours degree in a scientific discipline which has, in the opinion of the University, included suitable training. For the Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate, 240-hour and 50-hour Short Courses, a degree or a technical or professional qualification and work experience considered appropriate and relevant by the University. All applicants must provide evidence of their English language ability. Please view the web site 'www.rvc.ac.uk' or email 'dlp@rvc.ac.uk' for detailed information.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc consists of THREE compulsory courses Epidemiology and animal health economics, Statistical methods in veterinary epidemiology and Veterinary public health.

Plus FOUR optional courses selected from the following: Advanced statistical methods in veterinary epidemiology, Economics for livestock development and policy, Developing and monitoring of livestock production systems, Management of infectious disease outbreaks in animal populations, Research design, management and grant application writing, Surveillance and investigation of animal health and Research project in veterinary epidemiology and public health.

The Postgraduate Diploma consists of four courses and the Postgraduate Certificate consists of two courses.

Information for international students

All of our courses have been designed to be of worldwide relevance and offer options that are suitable for people of diverse professional backgrounds. Should scholarships become available, then the web site will be updated with this information. Please view: 'www.rvc.ac.uk', or e-mail 'dlp@rvc.ac.uk' for more information.

Fees and funding

It is possible to pay one overall fee which would cover registration and all course fees , or it is also possible to pay in annual instalments.

For more information concerning payment and scholarships (if available), please email: 'dlp@rvc.ac.uk' or view the web site at 'www.rvc.ac.uk'

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24-60 months


distance learning
24-60 months


distance learning
12-60 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations80
Written coursework / continuous assessment20

Course contact details

Ruth Chandler
+44 (0)1707 666356
+44 (0)1707 667027