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Make a difference in health care

With evidence-based medicine setting new standards, highly trained academic specialists are needed for the design, data collection, analysis and interpretation of epidemiological and health research. You can become an expert in this growing field by joining our globally oriented postgraduate programme. We offer both a 1.5 year face-to-face full-time programme in Utrecht and a 3-5 year online part-time programme through Elevate. The content of both programmes is similar, the type of education is different.

The small groups really allowed for a higher level of understanding
Alumnus Kevin Jenniskens photographed in Utrecht Science Park

Applied research at the intersection of data and medicine

The aim of our programme is to provide you with extensive knowledge and practical skills in patient-oriented research design, implementation, quantitative analysis and its application to human or veterinary medicine and public health. The gained knowledge and skills form a solid basis for health research and disease control programs, including application in low and lower-middle income countries. This scientific discipline is increasingly in demand in research, industry and policymaking.

The Epidemiology postgraduate programme is accessible and highly suitable for applicants who already have a medical or biomedical Master’s degree, such as physicians, veterinarians and pharmacists. Note that this postgraduate programme is not state funded and that it is not eligible for study financing from the Dutch student grant and loans systems. Please contact Elevate for more information about the tuition fee.

Why you should study Epidemiology postgraduate at Utrecht University

  • Learn from internationally renowned lecturers such as professors Rick Grobbee, MD PhD FESC and Arno Hoes, MD PhD, both famous in the field of epidemiology
  • Profit from maximal flexibility and time-efficiency. Learn at the time and location most convenient to you, what makes this programme very practical in combination with a career
  • Utrecht University, University Medical Center Utrecht and Elevate have an outstanding academic reputation, offer state of the art facilities and are reputable partners in the field of 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:
  • Full-time
  • Part-time (online programme)
  • 1,5 year
  • 3-5 years (online programme)
Credits: 60 credits equals one year full-time study load (European Credit Transfer System, ECTS)
Start of studies:
  • September
  • February (online programme)
Application deadline:
  • February: Dutch & EU/EEA students: 1 December
  • February: Non-EU/EEA students: 1 December
  • September: Dutch & EU/EEA students: 1 July
  • September: Non-EU/EEA students: 1 July
Tuition fees:
  • Dutch and other EU/EEA students, institutional fee: € 14.363 (for 1 year) / € 21.545 (for the whole programme)
  • Non-EU/EEA students, institutional fee € 20.750 (for 1 year) / € 31.125 (for the whole programme)
Graduate school:
Life Sciences