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This Biostatistics MSc programme at the Erasmus University Rotterdam - Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES) 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.

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Overview

In recent years data that are collected in clinical research and public health have increased in volume and complexity. This enhanced even further by the scientific revolution in molecular biology and genetics, and its impact on health and the environment. In this context it is of paramount importance that data are analyzed with sound statistical techniques that respect their nature and adequately answer the scientific questions of interest. This has lead in an increased need for well-trained biostatisticians capable of handling the data analysis challenges of the modern era.

Aims

The aim of the Erasmus University Rotterdam - Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES) Specialization in Biostatistics is to keep abreast of such evolutions and equip the future generation of researchers with modern and essential data science tools. This specialization will combine a solid study of modern statistical methodology with up-to-date information on topics such as study design, clinical trials, public health, longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, causal inference, and tools for reproducible research. The courses are taught by an international faculty of world renowned statisticians and epidemiologists from the Netherlands, Belgium and the United States. These include among others, past and current Editors of flagship biostatistics journals, and past presidents of major international biostatistics societies.

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 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

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

Language

English

Credits

70 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6

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

  • International

    14700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14700 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14700 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14700 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.

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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