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MSc Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health

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February 2025

Programme Duration

PGCert 1-5 years | PGDip 2-5 years | MSc 2-5 years

Academic Direction
The Royal Veterinary College
Modes of Study

Studying this degree will help you to understand veterinary epidemiology and economics and how it relates to livestock.  Learn about risk analysis approaches to food safety, protecting human health through the control of zoonotic diseases, and interpret statistics to undertake epidemiological investigations and disease modelling.

Key features

  1. Quality of learning

    Academic leadership is provided by the Royal Veterinary College, ranked as the world’s top veterinary school in the QS World University Rankings 2023. The RVC is the UK’s longest established veterinary school and one of the most highly regarded institutions of its kind in Europe.

  2. Global career opportunities

    Graduates are employed in a variety of organisations such as the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) and international organisations, including the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and World Health Organisation (WHO).

  3. Study online anywhere in the world

    Our flexible approach allows you to study at a pace which suits you and to fulfil your career ambitions by combining your other commitments with your studies. Choose the full MSc degree, or an individual module and progress in instalments to the PGCert or PGDip.

  4. RVC Community

    Whilst you study, become part of the wider Royal Veterinary College (RVC) community, with access to an RVC email account and Student Hub, which offers access to the online veterinary library and learning resources.

  5. Global alumni network

    After you graduate, you'll continue to enjoy a lifelong link to the University of London, with benefits including global alumni events and free online courses. You'll join a distinguished community of alumni around the world, which includes Nobel prize-winners and leaders in veterinary public health, law, humanities and other fields.

  6. A mark of excellence

    Earn an internationally valued degree that will help you pursue a career in veterinary epidemiology and public health. 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.  


Alumni Inspiration: Laura Macfarlane, MSc Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health, Australia

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Student testimonials

“The degree enabled me to improve my professional skills and provide high-quality and valuable service to my customers.”

Shuaibiao Wang


“The knowledge that I gained can be directly applied to control many infectious diseases endemic in local situations.”

Anushka Lenagala

Sri Lanka

“Distance learning let me complete my degree alongside my job, so I could keep gaining valuable industry experience whilst studying.”

Christina Gale


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