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M.Sc. Online

Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health (Online)

Wageningen University and Research

24 months
9689 EUR/year
1084 EUR/year
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The Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health (Online) programme from Wageningen University and Research aims at elucidating the relationships between dietary intake, nutritional status and health outcomes. 

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The Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health (Online) programme from Wageningen University and Research train future epidemiologists in observational and intervention studies, with the aim of finding novel ways to preventing disease and promoting health. This will be based on studying the aetiology of diet related diseases (from a biomedical perspective), the strategies for prevention in the community setting (from a behavioural and environmental perspective) and treatment in the curative setting (from a clinical perspective). In this way, epidemiology strengthens the understanding of maintaining good health and disease aetiology, and helps quantify the impact of public health interventions on individual and environmental outcomes.

Future career

Graduates from the master's Nutrition and Health greatly value the research skills they acquired in the programme. After graduation, many of them begin working as researchers or PhD students. Another group becomes advisors, trainers or take up other jobs in the private sector.

The majority of graduates finds employment at universities (including university medical centres), research institutes (TNO Nutrition or RIVM), in the public sector (national, regional and local governments, Netherlands Nutrition Centre, District Health Authorities, World Food Programme, WHO, FAO) and some find employment in companies involved with nutrition and health. As graduates progress in their careers, they usually advance to a (more) managerial level. Graduates work in both developing and developed countries.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Causal thinking in Epidemiology 
  • Epidemiology and Public Health Policies 
  • Assessment of Nutritional Status
  • Advanced Statistics for Distance Learning
  • Randomised Controlled Trials: Design and Analysis 
  • Essentials of Nutritional Physiology 

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

Students holding a bachelor's or master's degree or equivalent in one of the following fields are usually considered eligible for admission to the MSc programme Nutrition and Health when they meet also the GPA and English proficiency requirements:

  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Food Science and Nutrition (with a significant focus on Human Nutrition and relevant research methodology)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics with a significant research-focus
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Health Sciences with a focus on metabolism in a research context.
Sufficent adademic performance throughout your BSc degree, as shown by an average unweighted mark that meets the required minimum.

Technological requirements

Besides these three criteria, enrolling in an online master's programme at Wageningen University & Research also requires the following:

  • Good computer skills
  • Access to broadband internet
  • Commitment to engage in a virtual learning community

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9689 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9689 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1084 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1084 EUR per year during 24 months.


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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