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5142 EUR/year
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The aim of this MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online program is to provide you with extensive knowledge and practical skills in patient-oriented research design, implementation, quantitative analysis and its application to human or veterinary medicine and public health. Please note: this program can take between 3 - 5 years to complete and the tuition fees are a one-time, up-front payment.

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MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online

This globally oriented program focuses on competencies that you need as an epidemiologist: it offers plenty of attention for research, but not just as a researcher - it also enables you to judge research and implement results from research.

The aim of the program

The aim of the program is to provide you with extensive knowledge and practical skills in patient-oriented research design, implementation, quantitative analysis and its application to clinical medicine and public health. The gained knowledge and skills form a solid basis for health research and disease control programs.

The online learning concept

In the master Epidemiology, you will have the unique opportunity to get your academic epidemiology degree simultaneous with a busy career and social life, as you will study part-time (14 hours per week). You receive personal guidance, interaction, and support during your study which consists of (interactive) web lectures, discussions, (group) assignments, expert sessions, quizzes and the like.

Study anytime, anywhere 24/7

Online learning in the MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online program, enables you to study anytime, from any location in the world, as long as you have a working internet connection. We offer personalized online learning with lots of interaction with peer students, the E-moderator and lecturers. You will study in the Elevate learning platform. To experience maximum interaction, we advise you to log in several times per week. The platform and learning materials are accessible 24/7.

The average required study workload for the courses of the program is 14 hours per week. You will need this time to study, to keep up with the assignments and with the course material. Note that the starting dates of courses, interim deadlines, and dates of exams are fixed, but you can choose when and where you want to watch web lectures and work on assignments. The e-moderator of the course will inform you about the beginning of the course and about deadlines during the course.


This program is accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

Core courses (20 EC):

In your first year, you will learn all about the basic concepts of epidemiology and statistics. You will also have the opportunity to improve your general academic skills such as writing high-quality research proposals.

Specialization courses (14 EC):

The program offers specialization tracks in Clinical Epidemiology, General Epidemiology and Veterinary Epidemiology. In each of the tracks, you will study the required specialization courses. In addition to these courses, you can choose from several elective courses.

Research project (56 EC):

The research project is an individual project conducted within the research of departments in Utrecht University or University Medical Center Utrecht. Research may cover a variety of topics, e.g. human or veterinary infectious disease, cardiovascular disease, oncology, pharmacology, occupational health risk and many more. It is finished by an oral presentation and by writing a scientific paper.


This program is designed for professionals working in the field who would like to further develop their research skills. The program also provides a strong foundation for scientists starting a career in clinical or epidemiological research.

After graduation, students obtain an MSc degree in Biomedical Sciences, preparing them for a subsequent PhD program or a career as an epidemiologist.


Learn from internationally renowned lecturers such as professors Rick Grobbee, MD PhD FESC and Arno Hoes, MD PhD, both famous in the field of epidemiology.

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

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Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

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

  • A relevant Master’s degree: Master’s programmes that most likely meet the requirements are:
    • ​Master's in Life Sciences
    • Physicians (MD)
    • Veterinarians (DVM)
    • Pharmacists (PharmD)
    • Other relevant science degree 
  • Relevant knowledge, insight and skills 
​Academic performance:
  • Overall score (GPA, average grade, grading tables) 
Academic competences:
  • High level of academic and professional skills. 
Personal competences

Tuition Fee

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    5142 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 20571 EUR for the full programme during 48 months.

Price might differ – please visit the program page for more information.


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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