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Health Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #183 (QS) ,
This MSc programme in Health Sciences from the Erasmus University Rotterdam focuses on training students who are already educated in research methodology, but wish to take a step further in developing a successful career in health science research. This programme is also interesting if you want to enhance your chances of pursuing a PhD. 

About

Specializations of the The Master programme in Health Sciences at Erasmus University Rotterdam - Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences include clinical epidemiology, epidemiology, biostatistics, public health epidemiology, medical psychology, genetic and molecular epidemiology, and pharmaco-epidemiology. 

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 observational population studies, randomized controlled clinical trials, public health interventions, registry data or modeling studies.

Specialisations:

  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Genetic & Molecular Epidemiology
  • Public Health Epidemiology
  • Pharmaco Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Medical Psychology

The Health Sciences programme offered by Erasmus University Rotterdam provides you with a solid theoretical, methodological and statistical basis for designing and implementing a research project and will teach you how to best publish the results of your research project. This programme will help you accelerate your scientific career.

Objectives

In the course of the programme you will acquire the following competencies:
  • Ability to formulate a relevant 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 sufficient knowledge of existing methods of 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, to collect and analyse data, and to 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 research or in executive or advisory positions in public health, clinical medicine, pharmaceutical research, or health policy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Research in Medicine and Epidemiology
  • Study Design 
  • Biostatistical Methods I: Basic Principles
  • Research
  • Introduction to Medical Writing
  • Methods of Public Health Research
  • Clinical Trials
  • Pharmaco-epidemiology
  • Health Economics
  • Case-control Studies

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    70 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    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 each of the following criteria: 

  • You have 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 some relevant research experience and you already (co-)authored a few scientific publications.
  • You have a good working command of the English language, both oral and written.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14004 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14004 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Rotterdam

  • 760 - 1270 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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