Veterinary Epidemiology MSc/PGDip

Royal Veterinary College

Key Information

Course duration: 2 years

Mode of study: Part time

Qualification: MSc - Master of Science


Home students: £5,090 per year
EU students: £5,090 per course
Overseas students: £11,630 per year

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The Course


This programme is led by veterinary epidemiologists and supported by policy makers from the forefront of UK government and you will gain a fascinating insight into the work of the Department for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA, formerly AHVLA). Your areas of study will combine LSHTM’s strengths in epidemiological principles and communicable disease epidemiology, with the RVC’s expertise in veterinary epidemiology, animal health and production. In a world where global transport links allow rapid movement of people and animals, disease can spread more quickly than before and is harder to control than ever. In such a world there is a growing need for trained epidemiologists at the front line of disease surveillance. In order to meet the demand for skilled professionals, the RVC has developed a unique postgraduate veterinary epidemiology course, delivered jointly with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM).

Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to: demonstrate and understand the key concepts underpinning the discipline of veterinary and medical epidemiology; select an appropriate study design when confronted with an epidemiological research question and develop a detailed study protocol capable of answering the research question; analyse and interpret epidemiological data derived from cross-sectional, case-control and cohort studies; review critically the published epidemiological literature; apply epidemiological principles to surveillance, and infection and disease control, within animal and human populations; communicate effectively with researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds and communicate effectively with other people with an interest in human and animal health, including the general public and key policy makers. Students will also achieve PgDip award in this course.

Start Dates

  • September 2019 at Camden Campus

Royal Veterinary College

The RVC offers a rich and wide-ranging programme of postgraduate taught and research opportunities. We cover specialist subjects that improve the treatment, understanding and welfare of animals in all areas of society, across the world. Taught courses run by expert teaching staff and underpinned...

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Postal Address

Royal Veterinary College, University of London
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