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MSc in Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology

University of Groningen
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
September 2022

September 2023

September 2024

Program description

MSc in Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology

Mental and physical health and the reciprocal relationship between these two form the basis of the programme. The central idea is that psychological, biological and social aspects all play a role in any physical or mental condition. The CPE programme trains students to solve current health issues by applying innovative research designs and statistical techniques while making use of state-of-the-art facilities in a truly multidisciplinary setting. There is a strong focus on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of physical and mental health conditions, taking clinical, public health, and psychosocial factors into consideration. Our students work with existing large databases or collect their own data among people with or without a chronic disease, across the whole age range.

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Admission requirements

Dutch Diplomo

Language Test

Students who hold a VWO level high school diploma including English, meet the English language requirements. Students without a VWO diploma must meet the English language requirements stated below:

  • IELTS overall band 6.5, no less than 6.0 on each section
  • TOEFL paper based 580, no less than 55 on each section
  • TOEFL computer based 237, no less than 21 on each section
  • TOEFL internet based 92, no less than 21 on each section
  • Cambridge English: Cambridge certificate C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency

(formerly known as CAE/CPE)

International Diploma

Language Requirements

  • C1 Advanced (formerly CAE)
  • C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE)
  • IELTS overall band
  • TOEFL paper based
  • TOEFL computer based
  • TOEFL internet based

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Year 1

  • Basics Courses
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Master Thesis project proposal
  • Psychosocial Epidemiology

Year 2

  • Coaching Groups
  • Master Thesis Project
  • Research Tools
  • Seminar and Research Meeting
  • Specialisation Courses
    • Writing a successful research proposal

    Tuition fees

    • The Tution fees Full-time EU/EEA Students: € 1,084 per year
    • The Tuition fees Full-time Non-EU/EEA Students: € 17,416 per year


    Credits: 120 ECTS

    Career opportunities

    Job Prospects

    Your master thesis can function as the basis of your own PhD proposal. High-ranking students will be offered a full scholarship to continue with a three-year PhD programme at the UMCG!

    If you do not wish to continue as a researcher, there are plenty of other opportunities. Alumni currently work as consultants for the World Health Organization (WHO), policy officers in the government, consultants for pharmaceutical or biotechnological companies or as university teachers.

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    About this institute

    University of Groningen

    The University of Groningen is one of the oldest universities in the Netherlands, founded in 1614 and it ranks amongst the top 100 universities in the world. We are a research intensive institution offering a wide range of highly regarded bachelor,...

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    Why study at University of Groningen

    We're a Top 100 University

    Study at one of the world’s leading universities. Learn from the best and take advantage of exciting research opportunities. Live in a vibrant city where over a quarter of the population are students. Whatever you’re seeking from your university experience, you’ll find it in Groningen. With over 45 world-class Bachelor’s programmes and 160 highly-ranked Master’s programmes, we have a field of study for you.

    Our groundbreaking research

    As a student, you will be actively involved in research at one of Europe’s top research institutions from the get-go. The University of Groningen carries out ground-breaking and socially-relevant research that builds bridges between disciplines and closes the gap between science and society.

    400 years of reputation

    The University of Groningen is the second oldest university in the Netherlands and has built a reputation for excellence. Many talented people have passed through the university during its rich 400-year history, including Nobel Prize winners like Ben Feringa (Chemistry, 2016) and Frits Zernike (Physics, 1953). Some have been pioneers in their respective fields, such as the first female University student and the first female lecturer in the Netherlands, the first Dutch astronaut and the first president of the European Bank.

    Vibrant Student Life

    While its history can be traced back to 300 BC, today Groningen is a vibrant student city with the youngest population in the Netherlands – one in four people here is a student! That means there’s always something to do, with various art and music festivals, theatres, cinemas and performance venues catering to all tastes, whether you prefer to watch or want to join in. In Groningen, you’ll see students everywhere: studying in the pretty Noorderplantsoen park, working various part-time jobs and partying the night away.

    Global Community

    The University of Groningen attracts a large international community! Our Erasmus Student Network (ESN) conveniently facilitates all international students in Groningen and organizes over 150 activities a year. The University of Groningen has strong international connections which means that you can easily spend part of your degree studying abroad. The University also offers several unique international Master’s degree programmes in cooperation with other large European universities.

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    University of Groningen

    Broerstraat 5
    9712 GL Groningen
    The Netherlands

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