Taught course

Social Epidemiology

Institution
UCL - University College London · Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required. Applicants must be confident using computers and show evidence of numeracy (e.g. O level/GCSE Mathematics or Statistics or a module with a good mark in their degree).

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Standard.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Inequalities in health relating to poverity, deprivation or other social characteristics are major themes in research and policy debates in both developed and developing countries. This unique MSc is designed to respond to the need for trained researchers, health professionals and policymakers in the field of social epidemiology.

UCL is among the world's top ten universities (QS World University Rankings 2018), with a reputation for high-quality research. Located in the heart of London, it is a stimulating and exciting environment in which to study. 

  • 1st in the UK: top-rated university in the UK for research strength (REF 2014)
  • 8th in the world: among the top universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020)
  • 10th in the world for public health (ShanghaiRanking's Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019)
  • 10th in the world for life and medical sciences (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019)

UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care is a friendly, thriving multidisciplinary community. Staff, specialising in epidemiology, medicine, biology, dentistry, economics, psychology, public health, statistics and sociology, aim to develop a better understanding of health and prevention of ill health through robust and vigorous research at a global, national and local level.

This knowledge is applied via teaching, contributions to national and international health policy and contributions to the wider public understanding of health. The knowledge and skills gained by studying this degree are highly applicable and sought-after in many geographical settings and across a multitude of disciplines.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Assessment

The programme is delivered through lectures, seminars, problem-solving exercises, discussions, and supervised practical work. Students are encouraged to develop research and presentation skills, and are instructed in the preparation of scientific papers. Assessment is through coursework, essays, presentations, data analysis and grant proposal exercises, and the dissertation.

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0) 20 7679 1706