24 months
5800 EUR/year
962 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Epidemiology program offered at University of Antwerp is unique in Flanders. It will give you knowledge, skills and competences to design and conduct epidemiological research addressing questions on etiology, prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment or prognosis of disease (illness), or on the enhancement or maintenance of health.


Programme details

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.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • 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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5800 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    962 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 962 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Antwerpen

787 - 1230 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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