Master Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health (online master specialisation)

The field of nutritional epidemiology and public health aims at elucidating the relationships between dietary intake, nutritional status and health outcomes. We train future epidemiologists in observational and intervention studies, with the aim of finding novel ways to preventing disease and promoting health. This will be based on studying the aetiology of diet related diseases (from a biomedical perspective), the strategies for prevention in the community setting (from a behavioural and environmental perspective) and treatment in the curative setting (from a clinical perspective). In this way, epidemiology strengthens the understanding of maintaining good healthand disease aetiology, and helps quantify the impact of public health interventions on individual and environmental outcomes.

  • Online Master Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health

Programme Nutritional Epidemiology and Public Health

This online master specialisation is designed as a part-time study. The approximate workload is 20 hours per week and gives the student the flexibility to combine work and study. The programme is therefore also suitable for employees who want to continue their education in the sense of life-long-learning.

The general structure is a 2 year part time course-programme followed by a tailor-made internship and master thesis agreement of 1 or 2 years. Read more about this programme.

Future career

Graduates from the Master Nutrition and Health greatly value the research skills they acquired in the programme. After graduation, many of them begin working as researchers or PhD students. Another group becomes advisors, trainers or take up other jobs in the private sector.

The majority of graduates finds employment at universities (including university medical centres), research institutes (TNO Nutrition or RIVM), in the public sector (national, regional and local governments, Netherlands Nutrition Centre, District Health Authorities, World Food Programme, WHO, FAO) and some find employment in companies involved with nutrition and health. As graduates progress in their careers, they usually advance to a (more) managerial level. Graduates work in both developing and developed countries. Read more stories of Wageningen University & Research graduates.

Application and admission

You need to meet specific admission criteria if you want to apply. Read more about the admission requirements and apply.

Tuition fees

The programme’s tuition fees depend on your nationality. EU-students pay the statutory tuition fees just like the University’s on-campus students. Non-EU students get a 50% reduction of the regular on-campus tuition fees for Non-EU/EFTA students outside Europe. Read more about tuition fees of this online master.

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