Global Health and Infectious Diseases, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
The University of Edinburgh Online
Global health has become a global priority. Infectious diseases are a major global concern and one that particularly imparts on developing nations.
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  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


While safe and effective interventions exist many of those most in need lack access to appropriate health care, resulting in 11 million deaths per year and many more lives affected by reduced productivity and missed educational opportunities.

The Global Campaign for the Health Sustainability Development Goals, the Global Health Strategy and the International Health partnership affirm political will and commitment to improving health. Part of the response to the changing international landscape for international development has been enhanced demand for an investment in support of research, innovation and capacity building for development. Here, at the University of Edinburgh Global Health Academy, we believe in working together to support the creation, dissemination and the translation of global health knowledge across a global community of health practitioners, trainers, researchers and policy makers.


Their courses are accredited by:
  • The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)
  • The European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE)
  • The Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC)
  • The last evaluation was in 2015.
In 2014/15, 93% of our students who sat the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) achieved a pass. A total of 56 of the 60 candidates.The degree of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVM&S) is the equivalent of the North American Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and has the same standing worldwide.

Programme Structure

This programme is entirely online, allowing students the flexibility to study when it suits them.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Study intensity Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
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Prospective students are required to be biomedical, medical, public health and veterinary personnel or have a UK 2:1 honours degree in a relevant bio-science topic or its equivalent from outside the UK. Applicants who fall below these entry requirements but have relevant work experience, may be considered. The Certificate and Diploma appeal to a wider audience, including individuals with appropriate work experience in the human or animal health sectors.

English Language Requirements

IELTS 6.5 (with 6.0 in each section)
TOEFL 580 (with 55 in each section and 4.0 in TWE)
TOEFL 237 in CBT (with 21 in each section)
TOEFL-iBT 92 (with at least 20 in each section)
CPE Grade B or higher
CAE Grade A.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 4335 International


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