Taught course

Global Health and Infectious Diseases (Online Distance Learning)

Institution
University of Edinburgh · Centre for Infectious Diseases
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 undergraduate degree, or its international equivalent, in biomedical, medical, public health and veterinary personnel or relevant bio-science topic. Relevant work experience in the human or animal health sectors may be considered. Applicants who fall below these entry requirements, but have relevant work experience may be considered on a case by case basis. You may be admitted to the Certificate level only in the first instance. If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English: - IELTS Academic: total 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module) - TOEFL-iBT: total 92 (at least 20 in each module) - PTE(A): total 61 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections; the 'Enabling Skills' sections are not considered) - CAE and CPE: total 176 (at least 169 in each module)

Months of entry

September

Course content

In the past few decades there has been almost one new disease emerging each year and more than 75 per cent of these diseases derive from zoonotic origins. There is now more demand for investment and research to help us manage these diseases better.

This programme aims to address the challenges posed by infectious diseases in the 21st Century by offering you courses in surveillance, prevention and control of infectious diseases, as well as evaluating how they impact public health.

This is a professional postgraduate qualification for biomedical, medical, public health, and veterinary personnel with an interest in global health and infectious diseases.

The programme draws upon the parallels that exist between these diseases, learning from the challenges that exist and aiming to connect individuals to lay the foundations for a global community of practice. Our aim is to provide advanced qualifications for biomedical, medical, public health, and veterinary personnel. The course is designed to instruct students in the practice of formulating and implementing strategies and programmes aimed at renewing and strengthening scientific knowledge development and building human capital.

Information for international students

Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements: http://www.ed.ac.uk/studying/international/country

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,100 per year
International students
£4,100 per year

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/student-funding/postgraduate

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
36 months

PGDip

distance learning
24 months

PGCert

distance learning
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Programme Director
Email
GHID.onlineMSc@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 131 242 9376