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MSc Epidemiology

Starting: September 2018

Application deadline: 1 June 2018

Study Programme

Core courses

Specialisation courses

Elective component




Research project

Master thesis



7.5 ECTS

1.5 ECTS

Theoretical epidemiological courses (34 ECTS)
Within the courses, 21 ECTS are core courses for all students, consisting of 7 basic epidemiology and statistical courses.
During the first months of the MSc Epidemiology, the student chooses his specialisation programme. There are six specialisation programmes:

  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
  • Medical Statistics
  • Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Veterinary Epidemiology

Each specialisation programme consists of 13 ECTS, covering 10 course weeks.

Overview of all courses of this programme.

Research project (65 ECTS)
The research project is conducted within a research theme of one of the participating institutes and supervised by a faculty staff member. Research projects cover a wide variety of topics such as human or veterinary infectious disease, cardiovascular disease, oncology, pharmacology, occupational health risks and many more topics of clinical or public health relevance. Optionally, part of the research project can be conducted at another institute or company outside Utrecht University, always under supervision of a Utrecht University staff member. The research project is finished by an oral presentation and by writing a scientific paper, which is submitted to an international journal.

Elective component (12 ECTS)
The elective component is individually chosen and can consist of other relevant courses on MSc- or PhD-level of additional research either locally or abroad. This period can also be used to fill in gaps in your previous theoretical training.

Master thesis (7.5 ECTS)
Students are required to write a master thesis, based on literature research on a relevant subject.

Life Sciences Seminars (1.5 ECTS)
Students are required to attend at least 10 of the monthly Life Sciences Seminars, organised by the various master´s programmes within the Graduate School of Life Sciences. Schedule and information on speakers.


Tuition fee 2018-2019

 For students from

MSc Epi

  • The Netherlands
  • EU (European Union)
  • EEA (European Economic Area)
  • Suriname
  • Switserland
  • students receiving a UAF grant
  • non-EU
  • non-EEA countries

* Tuition fee per year.

More information about financial matters or grants, loans and scholarships.

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