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Epidemiology degrees abroad

Epidemiology is the scientific study of the causes and effects of disease in populations. Epidemiologists are responsible for tracking the frequency and distribution of disease on local, national, and international scales.

By studying epidemiology, you’ll learn how to monitor, analyze, and interpret surges in public health issues. As well as looking closely at how to control and eliminate contagious diseases, you’ll examine the patterns of other chronic illnesses, like heart disease, substance misuse, and diabetes.

Outbreaks of disease are often very geographically and culturally specific. Studying abroad allows you to investigate new samples of the global population and consider how the lifestyles and genetics of different demographic groups can affect the spread of illness.

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Epidemiology program structure

Degrees in epidemiology usually only begin at the graduate level, but a handful of institutions do offer bachelor’s programs in the subject. These are studied on a full-time basis over three or four years.

It’s much more common for students to gain a bachelor’s degree in a related field - like biology, health science, medicine, or statistics - before pursuing a one or two-year master’s program in epidemiology. An MSc is normally the minimum educational requirement needed to become an epidemiologist.

If you plan on working as a researcher or teaching in post-secondary education, you’ll need to earn a PhD. Doctoral programs can last anywhere between three and seven years, and you’ll be challenged to carry out your own, original research.

Most epidemiology programs combine lectures, tutorials, and seminars with practical workshops, and laboratories. Assessment methods will be determined by the modules you take, but written examinations, assignments, online tests, research projects, and presentations are common.

Each university’s program includes a different mixture of elective and core modules. However, most degrees are designed to introduce students to these fundamental topics:

  • Epidemiology in practice
  • Clinical trials
  • Infectious disease modeling
  • Molecular and genetic epidemiology
  • Biostatistics and data analysis
  • Applied computer programming
  • Public health
  • Environmental health

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Epidemiology study abroad programs

Epidemiology undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in epidemiology

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    Epidemiology and Biostatistics - BMedSc (Hons)/BMedSc Western University, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    30,177 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 41,633 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Global Health: Epidemiology and Biostatistics - BA Hope College, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    39,000 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 39,000 USD

    Start date
    January
    Show program overview about Global Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics Concentration, B.A.

Epidemiology graduate programs

Master's in epidemiology

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    Epidemiology - MSEpi Queen's University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,370 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,928 CAD

    Start date
    September
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    Epidemiology - MSc McGill University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,299 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,728 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
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    Epidemiology - MSc University of Ottawa, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    14,091 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,440 CAD

    Start date
    January, September
    Show program overview about Master of Science Epidemiology
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    Community Health & Epidemiology - MSc Dalhousie University, Canada

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    13,443 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,546 CAD

    Start date
    January, May, September
    Show program overview about MSc in Community Health & Epidemiology
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    Public Health: Epidemiology and Biostatistics - MPH Florida A&M University, USA

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    25,868 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 25,868 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May
    Show program overview about Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Doctorate in epidemiology

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    Public Health: Epidemiology and Biostatistics - PhD Florida A&M University, USA

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    24,669 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 24,669 USD

    Start date
    August, January, May
    Show program overview about Public Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Future epidemiology careers

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, and with cases of heart disease, diabetes, and dementia on the rise, the global need for epidemiology graduates has never been greater.

Your statistical, logical, and analytical skills will be highly sought after across public and private health organizations, research laboratories, universities, government agencies, and pharmaceutical companies.

Here are some of the career paths open to you:

  • Academic research epidemiologist
  • Infection control epidemiologist
  • Study coordinator
  • Public policy specialist
  • Statistician
  • Community health educator
  • Veterinary epidemiologist
  • Pharmaceutical epidemiologist

Gathering some work experience in clinical environments, research settings, or pharmaceutical businesses will make your resume stand out. Most universities have a careers office that can help you find and apply for these valuable opportunities.