• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
The Master’s programme Epidemiology offered by Utrecht University is an excellent opportunity if you have a strong interest in applied medical or biomedical research, as well as human or veterinary medicine. Examine the distribution and determinants of health and morbidity in specific populations. This scientific discipline is increasingly in demand in clinical research, industry and policymaking.


Why you should study the Epidemiology programme offered by Utrecht University?

  • Learn to operate as an epidemiologist and clinical researcher in basic epidemiological and statistical courses and during your own research project.
  • Choose your own specialization such as Clinical Epidemiology, Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Pharmacoepidemiology, Medical Statistics, Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology or Veterinary Epidemiology. Grab the opportunity to enhance and broaden your knowledge through additional topic-specific courses, like Fundamentals in Global Health and Cardiovascular Epidemiology.
  • Prepare for a career in research. We offer a true research Master's, with a practical approach of epidemiological research design. Starting from the clinical question instead of a theoretical approach is unique in the Netherlands as well as internationally.
  • Study and work at the Utrecht University, the University Medical Center Utrecht and the Julius Center, which is one of the most prestigious institutions worldwide in the field of clinical epidemiology and unique in its diversity.
  • The Master’s programme Epidemiology has intensive collaboration with research institutes throughout the world, allowing you to gain valuable experience abroad.


After graduation, students obtain an MSc degree in Biomedical Sciences, Epidemiology, 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.


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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Classical Methods in Data Analysis
  • Introduction to Epidemiology
  • Introduction to Epidemiology - E-learning
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Modern Methods in Data Analysis
  • Presentation and Writing of Research Proposal
  • Presenting Your Research Confidently - E-learning
  • Research Ethics an Introduction E-learning

              Detailed Programme Facts

              English Language Requirements

              • Minimum required score:


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              Academic Requirements

              You need the following GPA score:

              Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

              General Requirements

              You will be considered for admission to the Master's programme Epidemiology if you hold a University Bachelor's degree and can demonstrate:

              A relevant Bachelor’s degree: Bachelor’s programmes that most likely meet the requirements are:
              • Biomedical Sciences
              • Medicine
              • Veterinary Sciences
              • College of Pharmaceutical Sciences
              • Health Sciences
              • Other relevant Science programme 
              Relevant knowledge, insight and skills:
              • Basic knowledge of human or animal health. 
              Academic performance:
              • High overall score (GPA, average grade, grading tables) 
              Academic competences:
              • High level of academic and professional skills.
              • Study progress. 
              Personal competences:
              • A clear motivation and talent in participation in the programme.

              Tuition Fee

              • International

                19900 EUR/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 19900 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
              • EU/EEA

                2083 EUR/year
                Tuition Fee
                Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
              We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

              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.


              Utrecht University, the Dutch Government and other organisations offer scholarships, fellowships and grants. Below is a list of the scholarships that are most often used by international students studying in Utrecht. Note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited.

              • Utrecht Excellence Scholarships
              • Bright Minds Fellowships
              • Holland Scholarship
              • Orange Tulip Scholarship - for Chinese students only
              • Utrecht Sylff Scholarships - for outstanding graduates from University College Utrecht and Economics and Business Economics (UU)
              • Student grant and loan system
              • Tuition fee loan
              • Erasmus+ Master loans
              • Canadian student loans
              • US Federal Loans

              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.

              The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

              Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


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