Global Health and Infectious Diseases

University of Edinburgh


Off Campus


The Global Health and Infectious Diseases postgraduate programme brings together a diverse community of online learners with transdisciplinary opportunities to identify, explore and address regional and global health challenges related to infectious diseases.

In the past few decades there has been almost one new disease emerging each year and more than 75 per cent of these diseases derive from zoonotic origins. There is now more demand for investment and research to help us manage these diseases better.

This programme aims to address the challenges posed by infectious diseases in the 21st Century by offering you courses in surveillance, prevention and control of infectious diseases, as well as evaluating how they impact public health.

This is a professional postgraduate qualification for biomedical, medical, public health, and veterinary personnel with an interest in global health and infectious diseases.

You can exit at the end of 1-2 years with PgCert Global Health and Infectious Diseases.

You can exit at the end of 2-4 years with PgDip Global Health and Infectious Diseases.

You can exit at the end of 2 years with PgProfDev Global Health and Infectious Diseases.

Entry Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent. A biomedical, medical, public health, veterinary or relevant bioscience topic is particularly suitable for this degree programme, but entry is not restricted to these topics.

Your application may also be considered if you have relevant work experience. Contact the university to check before you apply. You may be admitted to certificate level only in the first instance.

Start Date

September, Flexible


Postgraduate Master's



Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

3 - 6 years


College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine



SCQF Level



Career Sectors


Aquaculture and Fishing

Arboriculture and Horticulture

Earth Studies

Environmental and Rural Resource Management

Environmental Services


Work with Animals