Royal Veterinary College University of London
Veterinary Epidemiology MSc (PG)
Royal Veterinary College University of London

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The MSc Veterinary Epidemiology course is delivered jointly by the the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) and the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). There is a shortage of trained veterinary epidemiologists and there are excellent career opportunities for graduates. This course provides training in essential methodological skills for the design, conduct, analysis, interpretation and communication of epidemiological studies; and surveillance and disease control in animal and human populations.

Graduates from this programme hold positions in a variety of organisations including: Ministries of Agriculture & Food; Veterinary Investigation Laboratories; Animal Disease Research Institutes; Animal Health Trusts; Veterinary Faculties in Universities and International Organisations concerned with global health (DFID, FAO, WHO, OIE, etc).

This course is also available as a Postgraduate Diploma and in a part-time option.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

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You must have (or expect to receive) a first or second class honours degree (or equivalent). Please contact our Admissions Office if you are unsure whether your degree is equivalent to a UK first or second class university honours degree. As this is a multidisciplinary subject, we welcome candidates from many different backgrounds. If you have a degree in veterinary science, biological science, veterinary or human medicine, mathematics or statistics, and relevant postgraduate and veterinary work experience, then we encourage you to apply. The course has highly quantitative components and, although there are opportunities to brush up on basic computer and mathematics knowledge at the start of the course, you will be expected to have basic numerical skills.

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

Royal Veterinary College, University of London is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.


Tuition Fees Veterinary Epidemiology MSc (PG)

Ireland £10990
EU £25410
England UK £10990
Northern Ireland £10990
Scotland £10990
Wales £10990
International £25410

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About Royal Veterinary College University of London

The Royal Veterinary College (RVC) is the largest school dedicated to the education of vets in the United Kingdom, as well as one of the largest in the world. Due to the well established reputation of the college, aspiring animal care professionals come from abroad to have the opportunity to learn from the experienced team of tutors working here. The college manages the London BioScience Innovation Centre, giving students the opportunity to potentially work as research scientists.

Where is this programme taught

Camden Campus
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