Global Health and Infectious Diseases (Online Learning) MSc
The University of Edinburgh
Key Course Facts
The Global Health and Infectious Diseases postgraduate programme brings together a diverse community of online learners with transdisciplinary opportunities to identify, explore and address regional and global health challenges related to infectious diseases.
In the past few decades there has been almost one new disease emerging each year and more than 75 per cent of these diseases derive from zoonotic origins. There is now more demand for investment and research to help us manage these diseases better.
This programme aims to address the challenges posed by infectious diseases in the 21st Century by offering you courses in surveillance, prevention and control of infectious diseases, as well as evaluating how they impact public health.
This is a professional postgraduate qualification for biomedical, medical, public health, and veterinary personnel with an interest in global health and infectious diseases.
The programme draws upon the parallels that exist between these diseases, learning from the challenges that exist and aiming to connect individuals to lay the foundations for a global community of practice. Our aim is to provide advanced qualifications for biomedical, medical, public health, and veterinary personnel. The course is designed to instruct students in the practice of formulating and implementing strategies and programmes aimed at renewing and strengthening scientific knowledge development and building human capital.
Our online learning system lets you work entirely from your home location, there are no campus based components; the programme has been designed with the working professional in mind.
We hope this programme will enhance your learning experience and working knowledge while rewarding you with a highly regarded qualification.
This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Health Academy.
Entry Requirements / Admissions
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Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.
Average student cost of living in the UK
|Water, gas electricity, internet (at home)||£50|
|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|
|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 The University of Edinburgh
The University of Edinburgh is located in the Scottish city of the same name, and is one of the oldest universities in the entire United Kingdom, having opened in the year 1583. The university enjoys a strong reputation for its contributions to international research efforts, which is reflected in their inclusion in the Russell Group, Universitas 21, and Una Europa. Edinburgh offers its residents a historic yet modern city, with a lively nightlife scene, reliable public transport, and friendly locals.
Where is this programme taught
|Program||University||Student satisfaction||Unemployed||Dropout||Tuition (UK)||Tuition (International)||UCAS Tariff||City|
|Biomedical Science (Medical Immunology) PgDip||Middlesex University||-||-||-||£9200||£14000||-||London||On campus Full-time|
|Infection and Immunity BSc (Hons)||University College London||80%||0%||0%||£9250||£28500||169||London||On campus Full-time|
|Global Infectious Diseases MRes||Birkbeck, University of London||80%||0%||0%||£5085||£8190||169||London||On campus Part-time|
|Immunology and Microbiology BSc (Hons)||University of Strathclyde||88%||5%||15%||£9250||£21150||207||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Biomedical Sciences (Immunology) BSc (Hons)||Brunel University||52%||6%||5%||£9250||£19280||122||Uxbridge||On campus Full-time|
|Immunology BSc (Hons)||University of Glasgow||100%||0%||0%||£27750||£84080||212||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|
|Clinical Immunology MSc||The University of Manchester||82%||0%||5%||£12000||£26000||164||Manchester||On campus Full-time|
|Infection and Immunity MSc||University of Liverpool||82%||0%||5%||£11300||£23550||164||Liverpool||On campus Full-time|
|Biological Sciences (Immunology) BSc (Hons)||The University of Edinburgh||67%||0%||2%||£9250||£30400||173||Edinburgh||On campus Full-time|
|Biochemistry and Immunology BSc (Hons)||University of Strathclyde||90%||5%||10%||£9250||£21150||205||Glasgow||On campus Full-time|