Make a difference in health care

In the Epidemiology Postgraduate programme (both Utrecht variant and Online variant), you will examine the distribution and determinants of health and morbidity in specific populations. With evidence-based medicine setting new standards, specialists are needed for the design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation of epidemiological and health research. This scientific discipline is increasingly in demand in clinical research (human, pharmaceutical, and veterinary), industry, and policymaking.

Epidemiology Postgraduate is offered in two variants:

  1. MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate: a postgraduate programme (1.5 years) for applicants who have already completed a postgraduate medical or biomedical degree, such as physicians, veterinarians, pharmacists, and candidates holding an MSc in Life Sciences. The MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate is taught in Utrecht;
  2. MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online: this variant can be taken entirely online. Starts February 15th, deadline for admission and application is December 1 2014.

This programme is an excellent option if you have a strong interest in applied medical or biomedical research – as well as human or veterinary medicine. A degree in biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, medicine, or veterinary medicine (or equivalent fields) will help you succeed in this challenging programme. For students holding a BSc degree, there is a two-year regular programme.

Please note this Master’s programme is not state funded. This means that this programme:

  • has tuition fees of € 28,275;
  • is not eligible for study financing from the Dutch student grant and loans system (studiefinanciering); and
  • follows a different application procedure.

Programme objective

In both variants of the Epidemiology Postgraduate programme you will learn to operate as an epidemiologist and clinical researcher. In the Utrecht variant, you can choose your specialisation such as Clinical Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Pharmacoepidemiology, Medical Statistics, Environmental & Occupational  Epidemiology, and Veterinary Epidemiology. In the online option, you can select from the Clinical Epidemiology, Veterinary Epidemiology, or General Epidemiology for your specialisation.

During the programme, you will explore the field of epidemiology through six months of intensive coursework. This coursework will include basic epidemiology and statistical courses as well as advanced courses in your chosen specialisation. You will also have the opportunity to enhance and broaden your knowledge through additional topic- specific courses, such as Genetic Epidemiology and Cardiovascular Epidemiology.


Degree: This Master's programme is officially registered under its name in the Central Register of Higher Education Study Programmes
  • Title: MSc
  • Master's degree in: Master in Health Sciences
  • Programme: Epidemiology Postgraduate
Accredited by the NVAO
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Part- or full-time status:
1,5 year
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Tuition fees:
Total amount: € 28,275
Graduate school:
Life Sciences