Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Royal Veterinary College, University of London

Veterinary Epidemiology

This programme will help students 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). 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.

Entry requirements

PgDip

A 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree in veterinary science, biological science, medicine, mathematics or statistics and relevant experience. 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.

Applicants from non-exempt countries will be required to achieve an overall score of 7.0 in IELTS with a minimum of 6.5 in each sub-test. Accepted alternatives to IELTS can be found on our website: http://www.rvc.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-language-requirements

MSc

A 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree in veterinary science, biological science, medicine, mathematics or statistics and relevant experience. 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.

Applicants from non-exempt countries will be required to achieve an overall score of 7.0 in IELTS with a minimum of 6.5 in each sub-test. Accepted alternatives to IELTS can be found on our website: http://www.rvc.ac.uk/study/international-students/english-language-requirements

Course modules

Modules include: Extended epidemiology; statistics with computing; epidemiological aspects of laboratory investigation of animal disease; surveillance of animal health and production; data management for epidemiological studies; animal health and economics; options: basic demographic methods; clinical trials; introduction to health economics; study design: statistical methods in epidemiology; investigation of animal disease patterns in time and space; applied veterinary epidemiology; epidemiology and control of communicable diseases; modelling and the dynamics of infectious diseases; methods of vector control; advanced diagnostic parasitology; population dynamics and projections; analysis of heirarchical and other dependent data; organisational management; reviewing the literature; genetic epidemiology; Beyesian statistics and computationally intensive methods; epidemiology and non-communicable diseases.

Sponsorship information

British Council, HM government; EU commission, overseas/EU institution or funding body; limited Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council scholarships.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,320 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 21,060 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,320 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,320 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,320 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,650 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 14,140 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,650 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,650 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,650 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Camden Campus Camden NW1 0TU South East

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