Epidemiologists are currently in high demand, and this is only expected to continue. Epidemiologists typically work in a variety of settings, such as:
- governmental bodies
- non-profit organisations
- universities or other research institutes
- public health services
- clinical or biomedical centres
- pharmaceutical companies
- academic hospitals, etc.
Our alumni @ work
Our graduates are highly valued in the labour market for the theoretical knowledge, practical and analytical skills, and research experience they gained during the master's programme. Some of the job positions they hold include:
- Project coordinator, South Limburg Public Health Service
- Epidemiologist, Dutch Comprehensive Cancer Centres
The programme is also a great stepping stone for a research career or a PhD position in one of the faculty’s research institutes or at another university. For example, graduates have found research or teaching positions in Essen (Germany), Leuven (Belgium) and Kiev (Ukraine).
After I studied Medicine in Nijmegen and worked some time as an assistant physician, I started as a PhD candidate. I chose to follow the master’s programme in Epidemiology during my research because it helped me to understand the concepts of clinical epidemiology. For physicians like me, the master’s programme adds a lot of extra scientific knowledge that has become increasingly important for evidence-based medicine used in clinical practice.
Paul Ernest, The Netherlands