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Epidemiology


Course Description

The Master's in Epidemiology focuses on biomedical research, examining the distribution of health and the spread of disease in both human and veterinary medicine.

In the Master's in Epidemiology you acquire extensive knowledge and practical skills in epidemiologic research design and implementation, quantitative analysis and its application to human or veterinary medicine and public health. The knowledge and skills gained form a solid basis for health research and disease control programmes, including applications in developing countries.

This two year research programme comprises such core theoretical courses as 'Study Design' and 'Modern Methods in Data Analysis.' You choose from five specialisations: Clinical Epidemiology, Veterinary Epidemiology, Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases, Pharmacoepidemiology or Environmental & Occupational Epidemiology. You undertake a practical research project (which may be completed at an external company or research institute), that results in a publishable scientific paper. A final Master's thesis based on a literature review of a relevant topic completes the programme. Graduates may go on to a PhD programme, or a position as an epidemiologist in various settings. This programme is also offered in a 1.5 year post graduate format.

Visit the Epidemiology page on the Utrecht University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

To enrol in the regular two-year programme, applicants must hold one or more of the following: a BSc in Biomedical Sciences; or a BSc in Medicine; or a BSc in Veterinary Medicine; or a BSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences; or a degree from a university in the Netherlands or abroad that is comparable to the Dutch degrees indicated above.Applicants with a BSc degree from outside Utrecht University will be assessed on an individual basis.

Course Fees

2016-2017 EU/EEA: € 1.984,- Non EU/non-EEA : € 18.000


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