University of London International Programmes

University of London International Programmes

Veterinary Epidemiology and Public Health

This programme provides animal health specialists, epidemiologists and public health specialists with an understanding of the conceptual basis of veterinary epidemiology and public health.

Entry requirements

A 2nd Class Honours degree or the equivalent in a scientific subject, veterinary science, animal science, agriculture, biological sciences or medicine; or a 2nd Class Honours degree in a scientific discipline which has, in the opinion of the University, included suitable training; if 1st language is not English provide documentary evidence acceptable to the University that the applicant has, no more than three years prior to the application, either: been educated in English (minimum 18 months) or; worked in English (minimum 18 months) or passed a test of English Proficiency acceptable to the University of London - for example IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each sub-test or TOEFL score of 580 (or 237 in the computerised test) plus 4.5 in the Test of Written English (TWE)/Essay Rating.

Course modules

Modules include: Epidemiology and animal health economics; statistical methods in veterinary epidemiology; veterinary public health. Optional modules: advanced statistical methods in veterinary epidemiology; economics for livestock development and policy; developing and monitoring of livestock production systems; research design, management and writing grant applications; surveillance and investigation of animal health; research project in veterinary epidemiology and public health.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a 3-hour unseen written examination, which may contain both essays and shorter questions; the student is required to submit up to three compulsory written assignments per course, the 1 with the highest marks counting as part of the formal assessment; the 2 elements are weighted as follows: unseen written examination (80%), compulsory written assignment (20%).

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 12,235 per Whole course (England) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 12,235 per Whole course (International) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 12,235 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 12,235 per Whole course (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Distance learning September 2016 GBP 12,235 per Whole course (Wales) 2 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,825 per Whole course (England) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,825 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,825 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,825 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning September 2016 GBP 3,825 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,270 per Whole course (England) 1 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,270 per Whole course (International) 1 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,270 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,270 per Whole course (Scotland) 1 years
PgDip Distance learning September 2016 GBP 7,270 per Whole course (Wales) 1 years

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