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SRUC Scotland's Rural College: Zoonoses and Epidemiology of Animal Infectious Diseases

Institution SRUC Scotland's Rural College View institution profile
Department Animal and Biological Science
Study type Taught


This research-focused distance learning course immerses students into actively contributing to scientific research that is trying to solve pressing world problems. This Masters by Research (MRes) course focuses on developing research in epidemiology of animal diseases and the transmission of zoonoses. The course is delivered through a global and Planetary Health context, illustrating the role of epidemiological sciences in addressing real world problems and is the only course in this specialism within the UK, whilst offering a global context suitable for International students.

The course is designed for students to be able to develop their own skills and expertise, providing an opportunity to undertake two unique independent research projects. You will be supervised by internationally renowned experts in their field and immersed into a research team, making a real contribution to the advancement of knowledge in zoonotic diseases, infectious disease epidemiology and control. The course is of particular interest to those in the medical profession wishing to specialise as well as those in the veterinary or animal health industries.

The course can be studied full time over the course of 1 year or part time over 2-3 years. The degree is awarded by the University of Glasgow

Master of Research - MRes

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC)


Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) was formed when in 2012, SAC (the Scottish Agricultural College) merged with three other prestigious land-based colleges - Oatridge, Elmwood and Barony - to become one of the largest institutions of its kind in Europe. SRUC is a University-level College offering education and training from entry level right up to PhD in numerous subject areas, across six regional campuses in Scotland; Aberdeen, Ayr, Barony (Dumfries), Edinburgh, Elmwood (Cupar) and Oatridge (Broxburn).

SRUC offers unique opportunities for postgraduate study. Our unbeatable links with industry, along with our own highly-respected consultancy and research divisions, …

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