Research master - full-time
Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology
The year begins with several courses to solidify your basis in psychology, medicine, and epidemiology. After this begins the Master Thesis project which will continue until the second year. This involves the creation, presentation, and defence of a detailed research proposal.
The second year mainly consists of the Master Thesis Project: data collection, data analyses and writing of the thesis. During the Master Thesis Project students choose some elective courses based on their area of interest, background knowledge, and the topic of their project. This culminates in the design of your own PhD project, and each year several excellent PhD proposals are granted with a PhD position at the University Medical Centre Groningen.
|Courses year 1||Courses year 2|
|Health Psychology (||Elective Courses (
|Measuring Concepts in Qualitative Research (||Methodology Phase II/III Clinical Trials (
|Basics in Medicine (||Coach groups (
|Basics in Psychology and Psychosocial Factors (||Master thesis project - Part II (
|Master Thesis Project - Part I (||Project management (
|Medical Statistics (||Seminars (
|Psychiatric Epidemiology (||Writing a (PhD) research proposal (
|Public Health Epidemiology (|
|Study designs in clinical epidemiology (|
Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology; Lifecourse epidemiology; Biobank; Quality of Life; Public Mental Health; Health Psychology; Psychiatric Epidemiology; Medical Statistics.
- Study abroad is optional
Although not required, the possibility exists for students to complete part of this programme abroad. You can discuss such opportunities wiht your coordinator or supervisor.
-Lei ZhuRead the full testimonial
"...lectures are always given in an interactive format, which allows sufficient communication between students and lecturers. Each student can work with top scientists..."
During my bachelor study in psychology, I was interested in how psychology and medicine can be interacted with each other to help people. It was exactly this interest that led me to choose the Research Master’s program Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology, which combined psychology and medicine perfectly. Here in the CPE program, lectures are always given in an interactive format, which allows sufficient communication between students and lecturers. Each student can work with top scientists during the master thesis project and really get to know how to perform scientific research. After finishing the research master program, I started my PhD project in department of health psychology in UMCG. My PhD project is focused on cancer patients who were receiving psychosocial care in psycho-oncology institutions. I am interested in examining the underlying mechanisms of psychosocial care, for example, how patients’ personal resources changed during psychosocial care. Without the Research Master program, this would not have been possible. The CPE program not only offered me the state-of-the-art knowledge in health field, but also provided me necessary skills (i.e., thinking, writing, presenting) to perform research.
- Lei Zhu, PhD student at the UMCG