UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Health and Society (Social Epidemiology)

Social inequalities in health relating to poverty and absolute and relative deprivation are major themes in research and policy debates in both developed and developing countries. This unique MSc is designed to respond to the need for trained researchers, health professionals and policy makers in the field of social epidemiology.

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper 2nd Class Bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard is required. Applicants must be confident using computers and show evidence of numeracy (e.g. O level/GCSE mathematics or statistics or a module with a good mark in their degree).

Course modules

Core modules: social epidemiology: dimensions of inequality; basic statistics for medical sciences; epidemiology; the social determinants of global health; regression; research methods for social epidemiology; health inequalities over the lifecourse; options: students choose either 1 of the 2 following options: ethnicity, migration and health; advanced statistical modelling; or any relevant subject module within UCL.

Assessment methods

The programme is delivered through lectures, seminars, problem solving exercises, discussions, and supervised practical work. Students are encouraged to develop research and presentation skills, and are instructed in the preparation of scientific papers. Assessment is through course work, essays, presentations, data analysis and grant proposal exercises, and the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 23,020 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time GBP 9,020 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Variable - 2 years
PgDip Full-time - 1 years
PgDip Variable - 2 years

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