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Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology


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Would you like to improve the physical and mental health of individuals and communities? Become an independent researcher? Help advancing health research and improve healthcare for all?This two-year selective research master’s programme focuses on the prevention, development, and treatment of both physical and mental conditions. Biological, psychological, and social aspects all play a role in such conditions. Through a high-quality and interdisciplinary curriculum, you learn to unravel complex mental and physical health problems and how you can contribute to better solutions by applying innovative research designs and statistical techniques while making use of state-of-the-art facilities. You will be situated within the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), and have the opportunity to work with unique data resources.Follow your own path At the end of your first semester you will be able to choose between two tracks:Lifecourse Health Development: In this track, the focus lies on unraveling how chronic diseases and mental health problems develop and progress over time by applying a life-course approach. Understanding the processes that lead to changes in health and wellbeing and improving prevention and treatment strategies are key aspects of this track. You learn how a person's age, lifestyle, stressful life events, or stage of illness affects these processes.Health Syste




Master of Science


2 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 24,200

€ 19,900


Application requirements

You are admissible with a bachelors degree in bio(medical) sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Health Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Human Movement Sciences, Life Sciences, Biology, Sociology, Econometrics, Pedagogy, Economics, Demography and spatial sciences. If you have another degree background the selection committee will determine whether your background meets the admission requirements. Feel free to contact us for advice.

You will need to provide your official university transcript. It should include a list of all the courses you've taken, with the credit hours for each, the final grades you received, an explanation of the grading system used, and your class rank if available. Make sure to include the grades for courses you didn't pass as well.

During the interview you'll be asked to give a short presentation on a research project you undertook as part of your previous studies and to elaborate on your motivation to apply for the MSc Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology programme and the track of your choice.

The entrance examination will be a test of your statistical knowledge. In preparation of this exam, a mock version and several teaching videos will be made available. If you pass the entrance exam, you will be invited for an interview. More details here:

Please make sure to visit for more information about the accepted language tests and the required minimum scores.

The motivation letter is an opportunity for you to convey your enthusiasm, goals, and suitability for the MSc Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology programme. Make sure to describe your expectations for the programme and the track of your choice and how it aligns with your future career plans. Additionally, emphasize the qualities and experiences that make you the right fit for this programme.

Language requirements

Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
IELTS overall band
TOEFL internet based

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 24,200
€ 19,900
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 May '24 1 Mar '24
1 Sep '25 1 May '25 1 Mar '25
1 Sep '26 1 May '26 1 Mar '26


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