Erasmus University Rotterdam

Clinical Research, M.Res.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English
    Language

About

Patient care and clinical research: what a combination. Learn both how to produce the best diagnoses and provide the best treatment, and get ready for a dual career as a clinician and a researcher.

The Research Master programme in Clinical Research aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of methods in clinical research and sufficient knowledge of clinical specialist areas, for example medical technology, immunology or molecular biology. On the basis of this knowledge, the student will be prepared to write a research protocol and to perform research.

This Research Master is the result of a partnership between the Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES) and a large variety of university departments with a known track-record in clinical and translational research at Erasmus MC. Pursue research opportunities in a range of fields such as endocrinology, cardiovascular research, various subfields in oncology, pediatrics, obstetrics, urology, transplantation medicine, gastroenterology and hepatology, surgical research, and musculoskeletal science.

If you are a medical student at Erasmus MC, you may apply for this Research Master programme, when you receive an invitation from the Dean, or when you feel you qualify for participation in this programme. The Research Master programme is accustomed to your Bachelor and Master in Medicine.

For more information about this programme, you can download the study guide - see button above. The Master of Science in Clinical Research programme comprises 120 ECTS credits and is NVAO accredited. 

Objectives

Students should acquire the following competencies:

  • Ability to formulate a clinical problem and translate it into a scientific question;
  • Ability to perform an extensive study of the literature concerning a clinical problem;
  • Ability to translate a scientific question into a research protocol;
  • Acquisition of sufficient knowledge of existing methods of clinical scientific research, biostatistical analytical methods, laws, regulations and ethics and the abilities to use such knowledge in a research protocol;
  • Ability to conduct the research, collect and analyse data, and draw conclusions;
  • Ability to write a Master’s thesis, including the objective(s) of the investigation, a summary of the literature, materials, methods, results, discussion and conclusions of the research project and to present these findings at scientific meetings. Publication of the research findings in an international peer-reviewed journal is encouraged;
  • Ability to assess and be critical on research.
Career opportunities

The degree prepares you for an international career in clinical research, or for an executive or advisory position in public health, clinical medicine, drug research or health-policy development.

Accreditation

The programme is accredited by NVAO.

Programme Structure

  • First year: mainly methodological, statistical and programme specific courses and start research project; 
  • Second year: individual research project and advanced courses, electives and seminars.

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English Language Requirements

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

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    90

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Academic Requirements

Requirements:
  • You have a Bachelors degree from a school of medicine or biomedical sciences.
  • A letter of motivation in English (max. 500 words!), explaining your wish to apply and the career you wish to pursue.
  • An extensive curriculum vitae (résumé) in English (using Europass format, see Europass), 
  • Collect full contact details of two referees to enter in the online application form ; their letters of recommendation should be included in your application form and your application package.
  • Scans of official transcripts of diplomas and reports (lists of grades) translated into English and with original stamp and/or certification from the institute concerned.
  • Two recent letters of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    18200 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18200 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2060 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Rotterdam

  • 760 - 1270 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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