Programmes & majors videos

Research Master in Clinical Research

“The Research Master in Clinical Research is directed at providing students with the skills essential to patient-oriented clinical research.”

Prof. Meike Vernooij, former Programme Director Clinical Research


Majors in the Research Master in Health Sciences & 
Master of Sciences in Health Sciences:


“Biostatistics major combines a solid study of modern statistical methodology with up-to-date information on topics such as study design, clinical trials, public health, longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, causal inference, and tools for reproducible research.”

Prof. Dimitris Rizopoulos, Associate Programme Director Biostatistics


Clinical Epidemiology

“Clinical Epidemiology, which is both empirical and patient oriented, involves diagnostic, prognostic, preventive and intervention studies.”

Prof. Myriam Hunink, Associate Programme Director Clinical Epidemiology



“The epidemiology major aims to prepare candidates for a research position in the area of clinical medicine or public health, or for example a more health policy oriented career.”

Prof. Arfan Ikram, former Associate Programme Director Epidemiology


Genomic & Molecular Epidemiology

“The genomic & molecular epidemiology major focuses on complex diseases and identifies the possible familial and hereditary factors underlying the origins and manifestations of the disease. The programme offers several opportunities to bring genomic discoveries into clinical practice bringing personalized medicine several steps closer.”

Prof. Fernando Rivadeneira, MD PhD, Associate Programme Director Genomic & Molecular Epidemiology


Health Decision Sciences & Technology Assessment

Starting with the 2021-2022 academic year, the Health Decision Sciences and Health Economic Analysis Major has been merged into the major Health Decision Sciences & Technology Assessment.

“In the Health Decision Sciences & Technology Assessment track, we use quantitative approaches to address medical problems in order to reach optimal decisions. In doing so, we look at the evidence, values, patient preferences, and costs and we combine these in a logical systematic way.”

Prof. Myriam Hunink, MD PhD, Associate Programme Director Health Decision Sciences & Technology Assessment


Medical Psychology

“Medical psychology is an academic field which is enjoying a new found appreciation in health sciences, one that takes a closer look into the interaction between psychological factors and health.”

Prof. Jan van Busschbach, Associate Programme Director Medical Psychology


Public Health Epidemiology

“Public health epidemiology is the art and science of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts of society.”

Prof. Alex Burdorf, former Associate Programme Director Public Health Epidemiology