MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online

From September 1st, 2016 you will be able to participate in the third edition of 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 Health.

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 in the medical field or 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 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.
 

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 Health is proud to work with.

Program is offered by

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.

The program tuition fee for MSc Epidemiology Postgraduate Online is € 14.000.*

* The tuition fee of € 14.000 is made possible through scholarship funding. This special fee is available for the first 100 ambitious, high achieving applicants. 

Scholarship
Elevate Health offers scholarship funds for inhabitants from Low- and Lower-Middle Income Countries. 

Would you like to apply for a scholarship? Please email an Enrollment Advisor to express your interest and include:

  • (previous) working experience
  • Education
  • Letter of motivation
  • A (draft) version of your planning for the master program and which specialization track you would like to choose (Clinical Epidemiology, Veterinary Epidemiology or General Epidemiology)
  • A (draft) outline of your research proposal that you would like to work on as part of the research project in the online master program


* Please note that for official admission to the program, you also have to meet all the admission requirements of Utrecht University. You'll find more information about the admission requirements and the application procedure at the website of Utrecht University.

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