Epidemiology Postgraduate programme - face-to-face (1.5 years)
Theoretical courses (34 EC)
In this programme, you will spend about six months completing compulsory theoretical courses, the core courses. You will spend 13 EC (face-to-face programme) or 14 EC (online programme) to the specialisation courses.
Research Project (56 EC)
You are required to complete a research project during your studies.
Epidemiology Postgraduate - Online programme (3 - 5 years)
The aim of this 90 EC postgraduate MSc Epidemiology programme is to provide students (with a previous Master's degree in biomedical or life sciences) with extensive knowledge and practical skills in patient-oriented research design, implementation, quantitative analysis and its application to human or veterinary medicine. The knowledge and skills gained form a solid basis for health research and disease control programmes, including application in developing countries. The difference between the face-to-face and the online programme is the learning method. The course content of the face-to-face programme (Epidemiology Postgraduate) is identical to the online programme (Epidemiology Postgraduate Online). All courses within Epidemiology Postgraduate Online are offered by the platform of Elevate.
The Epidemiology Postgraduate Online programme offers three specialisations:
- Clinical Epidemiology
- Veterinary Epidemiology
- General Epidemiology.
The research project will be conducted under guidance of a UU supervisor, preferably at the location of the researcher.
Educational methods differ per course and can include:
- Computer practicals
- Group discussions
- Group and individual presentations
- Group and individual assignments
About 30 students start the programme yearly. MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate students share the classroom with MSc Epidemiology students (total of about 60 students).
MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online students follow their courses online.
Assessments vary per course. Computer exams have been introduced using Test Vision. However, assignments, presentations, participation, and paper exams are also used as forms of examination.
MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online students take their exams under supervision of a proctor.