With evidence-based medicine setting new standards, highly trained academic specialists are needed for the design, data collection, analysis and interpretation of epidemiological and health research. You can become an expert in this growing field by joining our globally oriented postgraduate programme. We offer both a 1.5 year face-to-face full-time programme in Utrecht and a 3-5 year online part-time programme through Elevate. The content of both programmes is similar, the type of education is different.
Applied Research at the Intersection of Data and Medicine
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 programmes, including application in low and lower-middle-income countries. This scientific discipline is increasingly in demand in research, industry, and policymaking.
The Epidemiology postgraduate programme is accessible and highly suitable for applicants who already have a medical or biomedical Master’s degree, such as physicians, veterinarians, and pharmacists. Note that this postgraduate programme is not state-funded and that it is not eligible for study financing from the Dutch student grant and loans systems. Please contact Elevate for more information about the tuition fee.
Why You Should Study Epidemiology Postgraduate at Utrecht University
Learn from internationally renowned lecturers such as professors Rick Grobbee, MD PhD FESC, and Arno Hoes, MD PhD, both famous in the field of epidemiology.
Profit from maximal flexibility and time-efficiency. Learn at the time and location most convenient to you, what makes this programme very practical in combination with a career.
Utrecht University, University Medical Center Utrecht and Elevate have an outstanding academic reputation, offer state of the art facilities and are reputable partners in the field of epidemiology.
After graduation, students obtain an MSc degree in Biomedical Sciences, Epidemiology (Postgraduate), which prepares them for a subsequent PhD programme or a career as an epidemiologist in settings such as academia, privately funded and governmental public health organisations, and human or veterinary medicine or industry, including pharmaceutical development.
Clinical Epidemiology, Veterinary Epidemiology, and Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases focus on fundamental and applied epidemiological research in human and veterinary medicine, research, and consultancy. It offers advice in health and veterinary organisations or in business or pharmaceutical industries.
Pharmacoepidemiology focuses on fundamental and applied research on drug benefits, risks, and utilisation at universities and research institutes, in various health organisations or in the pharmaceutical industry.
Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology focuses on research in environmental and occupational epidemiology in academic, privately funded or governmental health organisations.
Epidemiologists may enter positions in local, regional, and state health agencies where they address public health issues and are involved in research on the distribution and determinants of disease and disabilities. They can also obtain positions in health sciences research programmes in hospitals, academic medical centres or pharmaceutical companies.
Students that have successfully completed the Epidemiology Master’s degree stand a good chance of acquiring a PhD position either in the Netherlands or abroad. Along with gaining an internationally accredited diploma, many students will have made valuable career contacts during their studies.
Facts & Figures
Graduates from this programme have found jobs at:
Danone Nutricia Research
University of Liverpool
Pallas Health Research and Consultancy
GD Animal Health Centre
Dorcas Aid Health
Application date: 1-October-2020
Deadlines: 1-April-2021 (non-EU)/ 1-June-2021 (EU/EEA)
Start date: 1-September-2021
Tuition fee (2021-2022)
Full-time EU/EEA, Surinam or Swiss students: €12,585
International students: €18,690
Notes for British applicants:
Utrecht University is not yet sure which implications Brexit will have on the tuition fees and visa requirements for British Citizens. Any updates and information you can find on this website