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Health Sciences, M.Res.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #183 (QS) ,
The Research Master programme in Health Sciences at Erasmus University Rotterdam - Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of methods in either clinical or public health research. 

About

The Research Master programme in Health Sciences at Erasmus University Rotterdam aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of methods in either clinical or public health research. 

Specializations include clinical epidemiology, epidemiology, public health epidemiology, genetic and molecular epidemiology, and health economic analysis. After completion, candidates will have the knowledge, understanding and skills to propose state-of-the-art studies, write excellent study protocols, perform the research, analyze the data using modern statistical techniques, make defensible causal inferences, come to justified conclusions, and write outstanding research papers. Depending on the choice of specialization, the candidate will focus on for example clinical trials, population studies, public health interventions, or modeling studies

Objectives

Students acquire the following competencies:

  • Ability to formulate a clinical or public health problem and translate it into a scientific question;
  • Ability to perform an extensive study of the literature concerning a problem;
  • Ability to translate a scientific question into a research protocol;
  • Acquisition of quantitative skills;
  • Ability to make causal inferences;
  • Ability to critically appraise published research;/li>
  • 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. 

Career opportunities

The degree prepares you for a career in international medical research or for executive or advisory positions in clinical medicine, public health, pharmaceutical research, or health policy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Research in Medicine and Epidemiology
  • Study Design 
  • Biostatistical Methods 
  • Introduction to Medical Writing
  • Methods of Public Health Research
  • Clinical Trials
  • Health Economics
  • Introduction to Global Public Health
  • Methods of Health Services Research

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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General Requirements

You should fit the following criteria:

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree or a relevant Master’s degree from a discipline in or related to clinical medicine or public health (medical doctor, health sciences, nutrition, biology, pharmacy, environmental sciences, social sciences, economics, psychology, etc.).
  • You have a good working command of the English language, both oral and written. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18700 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • €2.083 (Statutory fee: Dutch / EEA students)
  • €18.700 (Institutional fee: Dutch / EEA students)
  • €18.700 (Institutional fee: non-EEA students)

Living costs for Rotterdam

  • 760 - 1270 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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