During the first year of the Epidemology programme at the University of Antwerp, the focus is on deepening your knowledge in the field of epidemiology, statistics and research methods. You will also become acquainted with the practice by attending seminars and workplace visits.
In the second year you will focus mainly on your own research for your Master's thesis. You will get to know the different fields of epidemiology, like infectious disease epidemiology, clinical epidemiology and environmental epidemiology. You will expand your methodological knowledge in the course Advanced Methods in Epidemiology and learn how to convert theory into practice in the course Public Health, Policy and Practice.
In addition, our programme includes qualitative research. Qualitative research can be used to place or explain the results of quantitative studies in context or to generate hypotheses that can then be tested by quantitative epidemiological studies.
- Classic and Modern Methods of Epidemiology
- Data Management and Statistical Software
- Introduction to Statistics
- Research Project
- Classic and Modern Methods of Data Analysis
- Metrics: Exposure and Outcome Assessment
- Workplace Visits
- Qualitative Research
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A degree in Medicine or (Biomedical) Sciences gives you a good base for the Master of Epidemiology. However, if you have another academic background and feel that you would benefit from more knowledge in epidemiology, statistics and research methods, to strengthen your research, you might be the right candidate as well.
- The programme is taught in English. Candidates are therefore required to demonstrate their English language proficiency.
International5800 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5800 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA962 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 962 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Antwerpen
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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