Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health MSc/Diploma/Certificate



Course introduction

This course graduates find that the international recognition and prestige of their degree opens doors and creates opportunities in their careers. We understand the difficulties many people face with full-time study and have joined forces with the University of London International Programmes, to offer study by distance learning. The offering includes an MSc, Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate. The programme aims to provide you with: an understanding of the role of veterinary epidemiology and economics in the design and delivery of effective livestock services; knowledge of risk analysis approaches in food safety and how human health can be protected through control of zoonotic diseases; skills in basic and advanced statistical methods in order to undertake epidemiological investigations and disease modelling.

The programme aims to provide animal health specialists, scientists and public health specialists with an understanding of the conceptual basis of veterinary epidemiology and public health. Our graduates find that the international recognition and prestige of their degree opens doors and creates opportunities in their careers. Graduates of the programme are employed in a variety of organisations including the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), university veterinary faculties and international organisations including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO).



Start date

Duration for MSc and PGDip is: 2 to 5 years and duration for PGCert is: 1 to 5 years..

Tuitions and fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
5 Years - distance-learning Ucas MSc £13490 Home Fees
5 Years - distance-learning Ucas MSc £13490 European Fees
5 Years - distance-learning Ucas MSc £13490 Overseas Fees


Qualifications required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to hold either a second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a scientific subject, veterinary science, animal science, agriculture, biological sciences or medicine OR a second class honours degree (or equivalent) in a scientific discipline which has, in the opinion of the University, included suitable training.
  • International entry requirements: Students whose first language is not English must provide documentary evidence acceptable to the University that the applicant has, no more than three years prior to the application, either been educated in English (minimum 18 months) OR worked in English (minimum 18 months) OR passed a test of English Proficiency acceptable to the University of London within the past three years ? for example IELTS (Academic) with an overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-test OR TOEFL iBT (internet-based Test) with an overall score of 92 or above, with at least 22 in both Reading and Writing Skills sub-tests and at least 20 in both Speaking and Listening sub-tests.