36 months
18690 EUR/year
12585 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The aim of the Epidemiology Postgraduate Online programme offered by Utrecht University 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.

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Applied Research At The Intersection Of Data And Medicine

The gained knowledge and skills form a solid basis for health research and disease control programs, including application in low and lower-middle income countries. This scientific discipline is increasingly in demand in research, industry and policymaking.

The Epidemiology Postgraduate Online programme offered by Utrecht University  is accessible and highly suitable for applicants who already have a medical or biomedical Master’s degree, such as physicians, veterinarians and pharmacists. Note that this postgraduate programme is not state funded and that it is not eligible for study financing from the Dutch student grant and loans systems. 

Career Prospects

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

Epidemiologists may enter positions in local, regional, and state health agencies where they address public health issues and are involved in research on the distribution and determinants of disease and disabilities. They can also obtain positions in health sciences research programmes in hospitals, academic medical centres or pharmaceutical companies. 


 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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.







Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

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

  • International

    18690 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18690 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12585 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12585 EUR per year and a duration of 36 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.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Due for update

Updated over a year ago

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Epidemiology Postgraduate Online
Utrecht University