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Online Degree / Healthcare
  • University of Edinburgh

MSc Global Health and Infectious Diseases

Explore interdisciplinary issues relating to global health and disease prevention to address the impact of infectious diseases around the world. Earn an online master’s degree to unlock careers in health, policy, research and more.

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  • Level

    Masters Degree
  • Duration

    3-6 years part-time
  • Language

    English
  • Total Tuition Fee

    £19,100

MSc Global Health and Infectious Diseases

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 3-6 years part-time

  • Total tuition fee

    £19,100

    Tackle infectious diseases with the University of Edinburgh

    Despite the successes of immunisation, infectious diseases continue to pose a threat to populations all around the world. On this online MSc from the University of Edinburgh, you’ll build the expertise you need to tackle that threat.

    As you explore local and global health challenges related to infectious diseases, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of their surveillance, prevention, and control. At the end of the programme, you’ll be prepared for careers in health, development, international organisations, and more.

    Join an online network of students, researchers, and professionals

    This degree is open to students and professionals from a wide range of sectors and disciplines. It's steered by researchers in public health, veterinary science, and international development.

    You’ll join a community of like-minded individuals, who are committed to fighting diseases and promoting global health.

    The official entry requirements for the 2024/2025 academic year are as follows:

    • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant discipline. A biomedical, medical, public health, veterinary or relevant bioscience topic is particularly suitable for this programme, but entry is not restricted to these topics.
    • We may also consider your application if your degree is in an unrelated discipline but you have relevant work experience. Please contact us to check if your degree is suitable before you apply.

    English language requirements

    Non-native English speaker will need one the following English language qualifications, at the grades specified:

    • IELTS Academic: total 6.5 with at least 6.0 in each component.
    • TOEFL-iBT (including Home Edition): total 92 with at least 20 in each component. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.
    • C1 Advanced (CAE) / C2 Proficiency (CPE): total 176 with at least 169 in each component.
    • Trinity ISE: ISE II with distinctions in all four components.
    • PTE Academic: total 62 with at least 59 in each component.

    By the end of this degree, you’ll be able to:

    • Demonstrate extensive detailed critical knowledge in global health and infectious diseases informed by evidence based learning.
    • Apply knowledge, skills, understanding and research in a wide and often unpredictable variety of global health contexts.
    • Develop and evaluate original and creative solutions to problems and issues faced in response to the infectious disease challenges in global health.
    • Communicate, using appropriate methods, to a range of audiences with different levels of knowledge/expertise.
    • Work in peer relationships to critically reflect on relevant experiences and build on and address these within a scientific context.

    The overarching aim of the programme is to prepare you for leadership roles in international and national organisations that manage health and disease issues.

    MSc Global Health and Infectious Diseases

  • Masters Degree (Postgraduate)

  • 3-6 years part-time

  • Total tuition fee

    £19,100

    If you’d like to know more, please answer a few questions and The University of Edinburgh will get in touch with you with more information.

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