Utrecht University

Epidemiology Postgraduate, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    5400 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    3636.4 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language

About

With evidence-based medicine setting new standards, there is a growing need/demand for specialists working on 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:

  • MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate: MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate is a face-to-face programme taught in Utrecht (1.5 years).
  • MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online: this is a part-time programme and offers the same content as the face-to-face programme and will be studied online (3-5 years).

Programme objective

In both variants of the Epidemiology Postgraduate programme offered by Utrecht University you will learn to operate as an epidemiologist and clinical researcher.
  • MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate: 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. The research project is conducted within a research theme of one of the participating institutes and supervised by a faculty staff member
  • MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online: In the online variant you select from Clinical Epidemiology, Veterinary Epidemiology and General Epidemiology. The research project can be conducted at your own location in cooperation with one of the participating institutes and supervised by a faculty staff member from Utrecht University.

Accreditation

 Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction To Epidemiology
  • Introduction To Statistics
  • Classical Methods In Data Analysis
  • Study Design In Etiologic Research
  • Modern Methods In Data Analysis
  • Presentation And Writing Of Research Proposal
  • Research Ethics And Society
  • Specialisation Programme Clinical Epidemiology
  • Specialisation Programme Occupational And Environmental Epidemiology
  • Specialisation Programme Epidemiology Of Infectious Diseases
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score (Grade B):

    193

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    93

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

You have a Master’s Degree (equivalent to a Dutch Master’s Degree) in: MSc in Life Sciences; Physicians (MD); Veterinarians (DVM); Pharmacists (PharmD); Other relevant science degree.

You are able to express yourself in proficient English, both orally and in written text, as evidenced by your motivation letter and/or writing sample, and the interview that is part of the selection procedure.

Further accepted proof of your proficiency in English: CPE- at least Grade C 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 60 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3636.4 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18182 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 60 months.

For more information about tuition fees and exemptions have a look at the programme website.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1,450 EUR/month
Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university.  You can begin your search for funding by reviewing the list below, which contains some of the scholarships and loans available to international students:

  • Utrecht Excellence Scholarships
  • Holland Scholarships
  • Orange Tulip Scholarships
  • Canadian student loans
  • Fulbright / NAF
  • US Federal Loans
  • Erasmus+ Master loans

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.