Facts & figures

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: Biomedical Sciences
  • Programme: Epidemiology
Accredited by the NVAO and VvE (Dutch): Vereniging voor Epidemiology
Croho code:
Part- or full-time status:
Language of instruction:
2 years
Credits: 60 credits equals one year full-time study load (European Credit Transfer System, ECTS)
Tuition fees:
Start of studies:
Accessible for students with a degree from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool):
Yes, under certain conditions
Educational methods:
  • Lecture : 30%
  • Seminar: 10%
  • Practical: 30%
  • Group work: 10%
  • Independent study: 20%
  • Internship: 60%
Short description:
In the Epidemiology Master's programme you will learn to operate as an epidemiologist and clinical researcher. For example, by examining the distribution and determinants of health and morbidity in specific populations.
Education and examination regulations:
Education and Examination Regulations - Graduate School of Life Sciences
Internship possibility:
Yes, compulsory
Career outlook:
  • PhD position in epidemiology
  • Research position in privately funded or governmental public health organisations
  • Policy position in privately funded or governmental public health organisations
  • Clinical research associate
Number of students enrolled last year: Number of students enrolled in the year 2018-2019 (in September, fulltime and parttime)
Average time to graduation: Average duration of studies before graduation, rounded to whole months (source: VSNU, 2018), n>30
Full time: 26 months