This unique Master’s degree comprises two semesters of full-time study, providing both an overview and in-depth knowledge in the field of infectious disease control. You will study infectious diseases using national and local health perspectives and examine how (inter)national strategies have an effect at an individual level. The courses combine to provide a modern toolbox for surveillance, evaluation and control of disease spread and epidemics, including epidemiology, GIS, statistics, meta-analysis and mathematical modelling. In the second semester, you will perform an individual epidemiological study of a disease in a national or international context, producing a 15-credit dissertation.
A Master’s programme is different to studying an undergraduate degree, as it requires more independent work and self-motivation. You will be trained in identifying and critically analysing scientific literature, as well as presenting theoretical and practical projects, both orally and in writing. Research questions and results are discussed throughout the programme.