Study Programme


Core coursesSpecialisation coursesResearch project
21 EC 13 EC 56 EC

Theoretical courses (34 ECTS)

The first six months starts with the core course, 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:


Each specialisation programme consists of 13 ECTS, covering 9 course weeks.

The individual programme depends on the epidemiological specialisation of choice and personal preferences.

Courses are usually taught in the form of interactive lectures combined with computer exercises in smaller work groups. Time is also reserved for e-learning / self-study.

Click here for an overview of all the courses in this master’s programme.

Research Project (56 EC)

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.

When you combining this master’s programme with a PhD it is possible to use your own research. It should be conducted in the time you are registered as student and after approval of the board of examiners.

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