Taught course

Global Health and Infectious Diseases (Online Learning)

Institution
University of Edinburgh · Centre for Infectious Diseases
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCertProfessional Development

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a biomedical, medical, public health, veterinary or relevant bio-science topic.

We may also consider your application if you have relevant work experience.

Months of entry

January, February, April, May, September, October

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.

Our online learning system lets you work entirely from your home location while still earning your salary. This can enhance your learning experience and working knowledge while rewarding you with a highly regarded qualification.

This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Health Academy.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    online
    36-72 months
      part time
      36-72 months
        distance learning
        36-72 months
        • PGDip
          part time
          24-48 months
            online
            24-48 months
              distance learning
              24-48 months
              • PGCert
                part time
                12-24 months
                  online
                  12-24 months
                    distance learning
                    12-24 months
                    • Professional Development
                      online
                      24 months
                        distance learning
                        24 months
                          part time
                          24 months

                          Course contact details

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