Imperial College London

Imperial College London


The course provides students with a grounding in modern research and statistical methods and their application in the epidemiological and biomedical domain.

Entry requirements

A UK Honours degree (minimum 2.1) or overseas equivalent; candidates likely to have a background in mathematics or statistics, medicine (human and veterinary) or biological sciences; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require: GCSE, IGCSE, GCE O-level or equivalent at grade C; or Cambridge certificate of proficiency in English (CPE) at grade C; or IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 6.5 or better in the written and speaking section; or TOEFL paper minimum score of 610 (test of written English (TWE) of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL computer minimum score of 250 (TWE of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL internet minimum score of 100 overall, including a minimum of 24 in the written section and a minimum of 22 in the speaking section.

Course modules

Modules include: Epidemiological study design and analysis; statistical and mathematical modelling; the global burden of disease; public health priorities; health economics; pathogen ecology; demography; surveillance; intervention and prevention; term 2: genetic, environmental and spatial epidemiology; survival analysis; the investigation of outbreaks; the evolution of infectious disease; the dynamics and control of childhood diseases; cancer epidemiology; molecular epidemiology; exposure assessment and sexually transmitted infections; term 3: individual research project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by 2 written examination papers plus 3 mini-projects; research project; dissertation; viva voce.

Sponsorship information

Medical Research Council.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,500 per Whole course (home fees) 1 years
MSc Full-time £ 29,100 per Whole course (overseas fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
South Kensington Campus Kensington and Chelsea SW7 2AZ South East

Key information

PG Admissions
Telephone number: 
020 7594 3455