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MSc Epidemiology

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October 2024

Programme Duration

2-5 years (MSc and PGDip) | 1-5 years (PGCert)

Academic Direction
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Modes of Study

Get ready to contribute to medical research and public health, developing the knowledge and epidemiological skills you need to understand global health problems. Learn to apply epidemiological methods to investigate the causes and distribution of disease and health outcomes, and evaluate treatment and prevention interventions.

Key features

  1. A mark of excellence

    Benefit from a degree developed by world-leading academic staff at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), an institution at the forefront of global health for over 120 years from pioneering work on vaccines to making the first link between smoking and lung cancer.

  2. Your launchpad to success

    Gain the conceptual knowledge and practical tools in epidemiology that you need to prepare for a career in medical research, public health practice, healthcare evaluation or disease control in governmental, NGOs or donor institutions. Or stand out from the crowd in a range of careers from medical journalism to industry.

  3. Study online anywhere in the world

    Fit your studies around your commitments and pursue an internationally recognised degree without putting your life on hold. Continue to build your career momentum while gaining the knowledge and skills to unlock future opportunities. Benefit from comprehensive study materials written specifically for the programme by leading experts.

  4. Unlock a wealth of study resources

    Access interactive computer sessions, study guides, readings from the online library and statistical software (Stata), past examination papers and more via the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). Receive personalised assignment feedback, tutorial support and discuss course material with other students through the online discussion forums.

  5. Join our global alumni community

    Enjoy lifelong ties to the University of London and your peers and unlock wide-ranging benefits including global events and free online courses. As a University of London alumnus, you'll join a distinguished list of graduates in 190 countries from Nobel prize-winners to leaders in law, finance, humanities and other fields.

  6. An internationally recognised degree

    Earn a degree that is highly valued across the globe and will help you pursue sought-after careers in health-related fields. The University of London has been a trusted provider of distance and flexible learning for over 160 years and is a reputable name to attach to your qualification. 


'The most surprising thing that I learned is the way that different people from different countries do things.' – Sebastian Medina, Colombia

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  • October 2024 - application deadline closes