The Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health (Online) programme at 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.
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.
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- 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
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesPublic Health Nutrition & Dietetics Epidemiology View 3 other Masters in Epidemiology in Netherlands
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A WUR BSc degree in Nutrition and Health, or equivalent.The norm for this equivalence is an assessment of the candidate's expertise in at least two or more of the following topics:
- Biology (Human biology)
- Epidemiology or Public health
- Research methodology with statistics
Transcript of records displaying the content of previous course subjects and project work;Curriculum vitae displaying relevant work, internship and/or project experience on an academic level in a relevant field if applicable.
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
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International19600 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 19600 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2314 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2314 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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.