CPE Master

MSc Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology - MSc CPE (Research Master)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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 is designed to educate motivated students through a challenging and high-quality interdisciplinary curriculum. We focus on the prevention, development, and treatment of both physical and mental conditions. Biological, psychological, and social aspects all play a role in such conditions. In CPE 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.

In the MSc CPE you can choose between two tracks:

LHD - Lifecourse Health Development: In this track, the focus lies on unravelling how chronic diseases and mental health issues develop and progress over a persons life through the application of a lifecourse perspective. Understanding the processes leading to changes in health and wellbeing and improving prevention and treatment strategies are key aspects of this track. While collaborating with renowned researchers and clinicians, you will learn how a persons age, stage of illness or stressful life events affects these processes.

More information about the LHD track can be found here: www.rug.nl/cpelhd

HSP - Health Systems and Prevention: In this track the focus lies on the application of a systems approach as a strategy for designing and evaluating population-targeted prevention programmes. Through the HSP track, you will acquire practical experience during an internship, allowing you to put research into practice to make a measurable impact on society.

More information about the HSP track can be found here: http://www.rug.nl/cpehsp 

Do you have any questions? Would you like to chat with one of our students or alumni? Then reach out to us directly via email at cpe@umcg.nl or contact our study advisor via WhatsApp