From September 1st, 2019, you will be able to participate in MSc Epidemiology Online. This postgraduate program is offered by Utrecht University and University Medical Center Utrecht in cooperation with MSc Epidemiology and via the online platform of Elevate.

The aim of the program 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 knowledge and skills gained form a solid basis for health research and disease control programs, including application in low and lower-middle income (LMI) countries.

This globally oriented program focuses on competencies that you need as an epidemiologist: it offers plenty of attention for research but not just as a researcher – also enabling you to judge research and implement results from research (moving towards evidence-based medicine and evidence-based public health). This 90 ECTS postgraduate master is extremely useful for anyone with a medical education or a background in life sciences. The program consists of core courses in the field of epidemiology and statistics, and 3 specialization tracks: Clinical Epidemiology, Veterinary Epidemiology and General Epidemiology.  After you've finished the online medical courses, you will conduct your research project with guidance from a UU supervisor, preferably at your own location. A detailed course overview can be found here.

The face-to-face variant MSc Epidemiology was evaluated as the #1 Master program in the Dutch Master Selection Guide 2015! The ranking is based upon student judgments (National Student Survey), expert judgments (accreditation reports of NVAO, the Dutch and Flemish Accreditation Organization) and graduation percentages.

Visit MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online for full program information, course schedules and admission requirements. Or watch this webinar by Maud Verhoef, the program coordinator of the MSc. If you prefer to read more information about the MSc Epidemiology Program you can also download our brochure.

Why an online master?

  • Maximum flexibility and time-efficiency to learn at the time, pace and location most convenient to you. Very practical in combination with a career.
  • Personalized learning by choosing learning activities and way of guidance that suit you best.
  • Global virtual interaction: learning, communicating and sharing knowledge with fellow participants worldwide

The program is taught by internationally renowned lecturers such as professors Rick Grobbee MD PhD FESC and Arno Hoes MD PhD, both famous within the field of epidemiology. Utrecht University and the University Medial Center Utrecht have an outstanding academic reputation and are reputable partners that Elevate is proud to work with.

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

  • MSc in Life Sciences;
  • Physicians (MD);
  • Veterinarians (DVM);
  • Pharmacists (Pharm)
  • 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.

English Language Requirements
To successfully participate in this program, you must be proficient in English. The following requirements apply*/**:

  • IELTS, Academic Module. Minimum score: 6.5 overall band, at least 6 for writing.
  • TOEFL, iBT. Minimum score: 93, institutional scores are not accepted (the TOEFL institution code for Utrecht University is 9062).
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, at least a B grade.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, at least a C grade.

*Exceptions: You do not have to submit proof of proficiency if you obtained your secondary school diploma and/or Bachelor's degree in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, USA or South Africa, or you obtained an International Baccalaureate Diploma or European Baccalaureate Diploma (taught in English).
**Chinese students have to take the IELTS or TOEFL test.

An interview on the basis of your CV, motivation, and transcript can be part of the admission procedure

Should you have any questions regarding the entry requirements of the postgraduate master program, please visit the website of Utrecht University or contact the program coordinator.

We invite you to watch the video below if you would like more information on the application and admission procedure for the Program.


The MSc Postgraduate Online is a privately funded program. The first 100 ambitious, high-achieving applicants are elibigle for the special tuition fee of €14.000 (normally €27.000, non EU/EEA). In general, funding and scholarships are not available for postgraduate study. You may however visit our Fellowships, Grants & Scholarship page for possible funding sources.


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