Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health



Course introduction

Programme aims

* 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.



Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)

Our VLE enables you to communicate with your fellow distance learning students, discuss issues concerning your studies, and participate in structured academic tutorials and webinars (approximately 2 per year). Students have access to the RVC Intranet, the RVC Community and the Library area, where you may access electronic journals. It also provides access to study materials and a student discussion forum.

The offering includes an MSc, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate and Individual Modules in Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health.



Career

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 of the course is 2 - 5 years.

Tuitions and fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
2 Years - distance-learning Ucas MSc £14125 Home Fees
2 Years - distance-learning Ucas MSc £14125 Overseas Fees
2 Years - distance-learning Ucas MSc £14125 European Fees


Qualifications required

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students need to have 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. Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate and 240-hour individual modules. A degree or a technical or professional qualification and work experience considered appropriate and relevant by the University.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have 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. Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate and 240-hour individual modules. A degree or a technical or professional qualification and work experience considered appropriate and relevant by the University. Applicants 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.