Utrecht University

Epidemiology Postgraduate Online, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
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Looking for a postgraduate programme that focuses on competencies that you need as an epidemiologist? The Epidemiology Postgraduate Online programme at Utrecht University is a globally oriented programme with a focus on research towards evidence-based medicine and evidence-based public health.
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  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The Epidemiology Postgraduate Online master is extremely meaningful for everyone in the medical or life sciences field. Choose either our regular 1.5 year face-to-face programme in Utrecht or the 3-5 year online programme, offered via the online platform Elevate Health. The course content of the face-to-face and the online programme is identical, the learning method is different. Join Utrecht University's programme!

In this Postgraduate Master’s programme you will examine the distribution and determinants of health and morbidity in specific populations. With evidence-based medicine setting new standards, there is a growing 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 as:

  • Epidemiology Postgraduate, a face-to-face programme taught in Utrecht (1.5 years)
  • Epidemiology Postgraduate Online programmewill be studied online (3-5 years)

The difference between both master's programmes 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 Health.

Career in Epidemiology

Epidemiologyical research is increasingly asked for in clinical research, industry and policymaking, due to major changes in public health, health care systems, global demographic and economic trends.


Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

In the Epidemiology Postgraduate programme you will learn to operate as an epidemiologist and clinical researcher. 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. The programme consists of core courses specialization courses and a research project.


The program is taught by internationally renowned lecturers such as professors Rick Grobbee MD PhD FESC and Arno Hoes MD PhD, both famous within the field of epidemiology. Utrecht University and the University Medial Center Utrecht have an outstanding academic reputation and are reputable partners that Elevate Health is proud to work with.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 48 months
    • Part-time variant
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments
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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).

Work Experience

At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.

Technological Requirements

As all courses of this programme are offered online, you do need access to a computer with internet connection to be able to access the Virtual Learning Environment, to follow lectures, open documents, to complete assignments and communicate with fellow participants. Other requirements: - Microsoft Silverlight (free downloadable) • Preferrred browser: latest version of Google Chrome • Microsoft (Open) Office • Statistical Program ‘’R’’ (free downloadable) Please note that for some courses, the statistical program ‘’SPSS’’ is required. As a student of Utrecht University, you may receive discount on the costs.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 27000 International
  • EUR 18182 EU/EEA


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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