Utrecht University

Epidemiology Postgraduate, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    27000
    Tuition (Year)
    18182
    Tuition (Year)
  • 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.

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

  • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 60 months
    • 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 Course 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.

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  • 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.

Proof of your proficiency in English (CAE- Level B, CPC- Grade C).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 27000 International
  • EUR 18182 EU/EEA

Funding

Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university. Please note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited.

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