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Population Health Management (MSc)

Admission requirements

Holders of a bachelor’s degree from a research university in the Netherlands in which the following three subjects are covered sufficiently, are admissible to the programme: medicine, health care and qualitative methods. Students with one of the following academic bachelor degree programmes are freely admissible:  

  • Medicine
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Clinical Technology
  • Bio-Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy
  • Human Nutrition
  • Health Sciences
  • Veterinary
  • Health and Society
  • European Public Health
  • Medical Natural Sciences

Students with other Bachelor’s backgrounds than mentioned above are invited to submit a request for admission to the Board of Admissions of the master’s. This request will be individually reviewed, based on the following criteria:

Sufficient knowledge of the following domains:

  • Medicine on pathophysiology and pathology (12 EC or equivalent)
  • Quantitative methods: on research methodology, epidemiology and/or statistics (12 EC or equivalent)

The Board of Admissions will assess whether your degree and background is sufficiently related to the level and content of the Dutch BSc degree in a health related programme.

Students with other Bachelor’s backgrounds than mentioned above are invited to submit a request for admission to the Board of Admissions of the master’s. This request will be individually reviewed, based on the following criteria:

Sufficient knowledge of the following domains:

  • Medicine on pathophysiology and pathology (12 EC or equivalent)
  • Quantitative methods: on research methodology, epidemiology and/or statistics (12 EC or equivalent)

The Board of Admissions will assess whether your degree and background is sufficiently related to the level and content of the Dutch BSc degree in a health related programme. If you have deficiencies in your foreknowledge, the Admission Board can develop a tailormade bridging programme of 36 at most EC.

For more information, please contact the study advisor.

All other holders of a bachelor’s degree in a health related programme from a foreign research university with a level similar to Dutch research universities are eligible for admission if the candidate has accumulated sufficient knowledge of at least the following domains:

  • Medicine on pathophysiology and pathology (12 EC or equivalent)
  • Quantitative methods: on research methodology, epidemiology and/or statistics (12 EC or equivalent)

The Board of Admissions will assess whether your degree and background are sufficiently related to the level and content of the Dutch BSc degree in a health related programme

For more information, please contact the study advisor.

Premaster/bridging programme

The pre-master's track (bridging programme) is meant for students who want to start the master PHM, but who have a bachelor's degree in which there are some gaps in prior knowledge. The Board of Admissions can help you making a tailormade bridging programme. If you want to know what a bridging programme looks like in your specific case, please get in contact with our study advisor ms. Alida Olijve.

Additional language requirements

Sufficient level of English is required for international students*, proven by one of the following qualifications:

  • IELTS, each test component must score a minimum of 6.0; with an average score of at least 6.5;
  • TOEFL, overall score 90 (internet based), each test component must score a minimum of 22  (internet based);
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE) or C1 Advanced (CAE) 180, Cambridge component score 176

*Exemptions on this requirement can be found on: English language proficiency.

  • VWO level English or an English taught bachelor at a Dutch Research University 

More detailed information on language requirements can be found on: English language proficiency.

Admission: Exceptional circumstances

The University is providing an option for third-year bachelor’s students who have encountered a study delay because of the corona measures and wish to begin a master’s programme in the 2021-2022 academic year. For the master’s programme in Population Health Management this means you have 1 month more to fulfil the requirements of your bachelor diploma; you will be allowed to submit final bachelor assignments and complete internship in September 2021, if your bachelor’s programme offers this possibility. You will have to have completed your bachelor’s programme by 31 September 2021 at the latest.

If you want to benefit from this option, please contact the student information center for more information about the steps you should take.

Questions?

If you have any questions about admissions and enrollment, please use the online contact form for the Student Affairs Front Office, using ‘Admission request’ as the subject.

If you have any questions about the programme itself, please contact masterPHM@lumc.nl.

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