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  Master of Epidemiology


University of Antwerp    Masters programmes

Full time September MA Full time: 2 years | Part time: 4 years
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Unleash your potential with the Master of Epidemiology at the University of Antwerp. Dive into the core science of public health and equip yourself with the skills to tackle pressing health challenges. This unique programme offers a blend of theory and practice, focusing on epidemiological methods, public health solutions, and policy implementation. With a strong emphasis on international collaboration, you will join a diverse group of students from around the globe, broadening your perspectives and enhancing your learning experience. The programme structure includes a mix of coursework and research, culminating in a Master's thesis where you can explore various fields of epidemiology. Whether you choose to study full-time or part-time, you will benefit from a green campus, modern facilities, and a supportive academic environment. If you hold a university-level Bachelor's degree in a relevant field, this programme could be your gateway to a rewarding career in epidemiology. Embrace the opportunity to make a difference in global health with the Master of Epidemiology.

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From theory to practice with a solid methodologic foundation

  • How fast is the coronavirus spreading, and how can we slow it down?
  • What makes people sick? Certain genes? Certain behaviour? Environmental hazards? Other determinants?
  • How do we best diagnose diseases? What is the prognosis of a disease? What improves or worsens the prognosis?
  • How effective are interventions in daily practice?

As an epidemiologist, you learn to formulate an answer to these questions. 

Epidemiology studies disease occurrence and health states in diverse populations, and is the core science in the field of public health. Epidemiologists have become indispensable in: 

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Entry Requirements

Applicants should hold a university-level Bachelor’s degree. This degree should be of an academic nature, as opposed to a technical or professional degree. We cannot accept students with degrees, which we consider to be technical or professional.

A degree in Medicine, (Biomedical) Sciences or Public Health gives you a good base for the Master of Epidemiology. However, if you have another academic background and feel that you would benefit from more knowledge in epidemiology, statistics and research methods to strengthen your research, you might be the right candidate as well.


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