Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    14200 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    2006 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #59 (ARWU) ,
Can mindfulness support people in dealing with chronic disease? What is the relationship between depressive symptoms and cardiovascular disease? How do people function at work having survived cancer? Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology from the University of Groningen is a selective two-year research master that focuses on these questions. 

About

In the Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology programme from the University of Groningen you will study the reciprocal relationship between the psychological and physical health of adults and children. The central idea is that psychological, biological and social aspects all play a role in any physical condition.

You will be encouraged to engage in research throughout the programme where a strong focus lies on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of somatic and mental health problems. Moreover, CPE is situated in the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), which means that you can benefit from a unique and interesting clinical setting. Classes are taught in small groups by leading scientists.

You will have the opportunity to choose additional courses to suit your particular interests. Your individual development as a researcher is central to the programme. You will be conducting research side by side with scientists who are leading experts in their field. 

Job prospects

Your master thesis can function as the basis of your own PhD proposal. High-ranking students will be offered a full scholarship to continue with a three-year PhD programme at the UMCG! If you don't wish to continue as a researcher, there are plenty of other opportunities. Alumni currently work as consultants for the World Health Organization (WHO), policy officers in the government, consultants for pharmaceutical or biotechnological companies or as university teachers.

Accreditation


Programme Structure

Year 1 
  • Basics in medicine or Basics in psychology and psychosocial factors 
  • Clinical Epidemiology 
  • Psychosocial Epidemiology
  • Research Tools
  • Writing a successful research proposal
Year 2
  • Coaching Groups 
  • Elective Course
  • Master Thesis Project 
  • Master Thesis project proposal 
  • Seminar and Research Meeting 
For more information, please visit the programme website.

              Detailed Programme Facts

              • More details: Please note that CPE offers an early bird application deadline of 15 January!
              • Programme intensity Full-time
                • Full-time duration 24 months
              • Credits
                120 ECTS
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                On Campus

              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.

                Take IELTS test
              • Minimum required score:

                580

                The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

              • Minimum required score:

                92

                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

              Assessment interview

                • Students who are deemed admissible will be invited for a (Skype) interview
                Entry test
                  • Students who are deemed admissible will be invited to make an online statistics test
                  Previous education
                    • Bio(medical) sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Health Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Human Movement Sciences, Life Sciences, Biology
                    Reference letter
                      • Students need to submit at least two academic references
                      Written request
                      • Students will need to submit a letter of motivation

                      Tuition Fee

                      • International Applies to you

                        14200 EUR/year
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 14200 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                      • EU/EEA Applies to you

                        2006 EUR/year
                        Tuition Fee
                        Based on the original amount of 2006 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

                      Living costs for Groningen

                      750 - 1,000 EUR/month
                      Living Costs

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

                      Funding

                      Several scholarships are available for international students who are motivated to study Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programmes, as well as for exchanges, short courses and research stays at our university.

                      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.