Can be taken anytime (2 years)
Course Type
Professional Training Course
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Course Fee

Course Overview

The online part-time MSc in Infection Control course is designed for professionals with an interest in the infection control fields within health care and policy. Delivered 100% online, this postgraduate course is ideal for professionals looking to develop their knowledge in infection control area while continuing to work. In addition to exploring best practices and governing theories in infection control, the program allows students to gain experience as they interact with experienced infection control specialists throughout the UK and internationally.

Who should take this course

This course is ideally suited for nurses and other health professionals who are already working in the infection control sector, but is also open to anyone with an interest in this subject.

Career options after graduation

Graduates of this advanced-level program will be equipped with the perspective and knowledge needed to develop and implement strategies to reduce the spread of hospital acquired infection and respond appropriately to an outbreak of infection within a community. Graduates will also be able to advise policy makers and other clinicians on matters relating to infection control.


MSc Infection Control validated by University of Essex

Course content

The demand for infection control specialists is on the rise as the global health care climate evolves. This course places an emphasis on infection prevention and teaching skills that will help professionals build robust and sustainable infection prevention systems. Our MSc in Infection Control covers areas such as medical microbiology and immunology, communicable disease control, applied microbiology, advanced practise in healthcare, health promotion and research method. The course also gives an opportunity for students to carry out their own original research by submitting a dissertation.

This programme is delivered 100% online and part-time providing students with the flexibility to fit their studies around work and other commitments. All of our students will receive access to a cutting-edge virtual learning platform where they can access core learning materials, lectures and seminars as well as interact with tutors and other students. This programme is assessed entirely by written coursework, which means that there are no exams to sit. Students will also benefit from being able to find out their provisional marks from the beginning of the course, which helps to evaluate their study approach and identify the areas to improve.

About Course Provider

Who we are

Our mission is to make education accessible to everyone, everywhere, by delivering quality online undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. All of our courses are delivered by Kaplan Open Learning (Essex) Limited, an experienced online learning provider and part of Kaplan, Inc., the UK’s leading global provider of diverse education and training.

Our courses

All of our courses are 100% online and part-time. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses in topics such as business, law, psychology, criminology, health and our ever-popular MBA.

Our programmes are developed by industry leaders and subject experts and all module content is tailored specifically to promote maximum engagement while learning online. University of Essex Online students will benefit from receiving all the support students normally receive on campus, plus the invaluable benefit of flexibility. Our recorded lectures, access to eBooks (included in the price of your fees) and online class discussion forums mean that you can fit your study around your work, family and other commitments.

Support we offer

All of our students have a dedicated Student Support Adviser who acts as a first point of contact, and mentor. Students also receive regular and prompt academic feedback from their tutors. We have consistently received outstanding overall student satisfaction ratings from the independent National Student Survey, scoring an average of 92% across all five years.

Fees and funding

Our fees are the same for all students and in order to make it more affordable, we offer simple monthly payment plans to spread the cost of your studies. Alternatively, our students can benefit from 10% discount if they pay the full course fee up-front.

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