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M.Sc. On Campus

Health Sciences

Erasmus University Rotterdam

12 months
Duration
14700 EUR/year
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About

The Master programme in Health Sciences at Erasmus University Rotterdam - Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES) aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of methods in either clinical or public health research. 

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Overview

Specializations include clinical epidemiology, epidemiology, biostatistics, public health epidemiology, medical psychology, genetic and molecular epidemiology, and health decision sciences. 

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.

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;
  • 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 Health Sciences degree at Erasmus University Rotterdam - Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES) 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.

Accreditation

This programme is NVAO accredited.

Programme Structure

Course structure 

  • First semester: methodological, statistical and programme specific courses.
  • Second semester: individual research project and advanced elective courses.
  • Research: Your individual research project will be supervised by leading professors and senior researchers, with the objective of delivering a high quality scientific research paper.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

70 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    14700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14700 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14700 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Rotterdam

760 - 1265 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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