120 ECTS - MS degree
Do you want to gain skills and practical training in research?
Do you intend to take on leadership roles within the many divisions of health sciences?
Do you want a great foundation in using statistics in researching health and health-related factors?
If so, the master's programme in epidemiology might be for you.
About the programme
Students finish 60-90 ECTS credits of courses and a 30-60 ECTS credit final thesis project.
- The programme gives students the practical skill set for using epidemiological methods for research within the health sciences, and how to interpret results
- It supplies students with a great foundation in using statistics in researching health and health-related factors
- It's a fantastic preparation for those who want to gain skills and practical training in research or intend on taking on leadership roles within the many divisions of health sciences
- Students are encouraged to do exchange studies at another university for one semester.
Mode of study
- Two years of full-time studies
- All of the core courses and most electives demand physical presence, so the studies are not optimal alongside working full-time
- All core courses are finished in the first academic year, in addition to some electives
- In the students' second year, they choose their concentrations
- The electives can be picked from various different departments within the school, in accordance with the instructor
Applicants must hold an undergraduate degree (BS, BA, or comparable) from an accredited college/university. A specific field of study is not required, but our students are expected to have a solid background in methodology. International applicants for whom English is not their first language must submit a TOEFL or IELTS score as proof of English proficiency. Minimum scores accepted are 79 on the TOEFL internet based test or a IELTS score of 6,5. Applicants are evaluated for entrance, based on the following criteria:
- Grade point average (in general a GPA equivalent to the Icelandic 7,25 (first) is a prerequisite for admission).
- Performance in specific courses, such as methodology and statistics.
- Statement of purpose and objectives.