Epidemiology Postgraduate, M.Sc. | Online (optional) | Utrecht University | Utrecht, Netherlands
M.Sc. On Campus Online

Epidemiology Postgraduate

18 months
20750 EUR/year
14363 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The aim of the Epidemiology Postgraduate programme at Utrecht University 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.


Applied Research At The Intersection Of Data And Medicine

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. This scientific discipline is increasingly in demand in research, industry and policymaking.

The Epidemiology Postgraduate programme at Utrecht University 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. 

Career Prospects

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.

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. 


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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Classical Methods in Data Analysis
  • Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology - E-learning
  • Statistics
  • Modern Methods in Data Analysis
  • Scientific Poster Presentations - E-learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

This is a selective Master's programme. You will be considered for admission to the postgraduate programme Epidemiology if you hold a Master's degree, and can demonstrate:

  • A relevant Master’s degree: Master’s programmes that most likely meet the requirements are:
    • Master's in Life Sciences
    • Physicians (MD)
    • Veterinarians (DVM)
    • Pharmacists (PharmD)
    • Other relevant science degree 
  • Relevant knowledge, insight and skills 
Academic performance:
  • Overall score (GPA, average grade, grading tables) 
Academic competences:
  • High level of academic and professional skills. 
Personal competences:
  • A clear motivation in participation in the programme. 
Oral and written proficiency in English at an advanced level (UU guidelines).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20750 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31125 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14363 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21545 EUR for the full programme during 18 months.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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.

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