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What will I learn?


Looking for a postgraduate programme that focuses on competencies that you need as an epidemiologist? The epidemiology postgraduate programme is a globally oriented programme with a focus on research towards evidence-based medicine and evidence-based public health. The epidemiology postgraduate master is extremely meaningful for everyone in the medical or life sciences field. Choose either our regular 1.5 year face-to-face programme in Utrecht or the 3-5 year online programme, offered via the online platform Elevate Health. The course content of the face-to-face and the online programme is identical, the learning method is different. Join our programme!


In the Epidemiology Postgraduate programme you will learn to operate as an epidemiologist and clinical researcher. The aim of our programme 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. 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. The programme consists of core courses specialization courses and a research project.

Our online programme gives you maximal flexibility and time-efficiency to learn at the time and location most convenient to you, what makes this programme very practical in combination with a career.


Epidemiological research is increasingly asked for in clinical research, industry and policymaking, due to major changes in public health, health care systems, global demographic and economic trends.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years)

Tuition fees
€28,035 for the entire course
Start date

Expected September 2022


Utrecht University

Heidelberglaan 8,

Utrecht Science Park / De Uithof,


3584, Netherlands

Online/Distance (3 - 5 years)

Tuition fees
€18,690.00 (15,09,693) per year
Non-EU/EEA students, institutional fee: €18,690 (for 1 year) / €28,035 (for the entire 1.5 year programme)
Start date

Expected February 2023

Entry requirements

For students from United States

MSc Track: Knowledge/ competence in the field of European law and a bachelor degree in Economics or sufficient knowledge of economics including knowledge/competence in the fields of: Microeconomics; Mathematics; Industrial organization and Competition Policy; Corporate Finance; Econometrics or Advanced Statistics. English language requirements: IELTS, Academic Module. Minimum score: 7.0 overall band, at least 6.0 for all components. TOEFL, iBT. Minimum score: 96, at least 23 for writing and 20 for the other sections. Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, at least a B grade. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, at least a C grade.

For international students

You will be considered for admission to the postgraduate programme Epidemiology if you hold a master degree of Utrecht University and can demonstrate:

  • High level of academic and professional ability.
  • A clear motivation and talent for participation in the programme.
  • Oral and written proficiency in English at an advanced level.

The postgraduate programme is open to students who have completed a medical or biomedical degree, such as:

  • MSc in Life Sciences
  • Physicians (MD)
  • Veterinarians (DVM)
  • Pharmacists (PharmD)

We also welcome candidates with an MSc degree from a university in the Netherlands or abroad that is comparable to the Dutch degrees indicated above, preferably with at least one year of practical experience.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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