Erasmus University Rotterdam

Clinical Research, M.Res.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    2006
    Tuition (Year)
    1800
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language

About

The Clinical Research Master at Erasmus University Rotterdam 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. Get methodological and practical training, and go on to a career researching a wide range of subjects, or in an executive or advisory position in drug research or health policy.

The Clinical Research programme is delivered by Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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.

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 575

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 90

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

When you apply online you should prepare the following documents:

  • 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), including:
    • a list of educational institutes attended and corresponding dates;
    • degree(s) obtained or expected to obtain;
    • work experience and corresponding dates of employment for each position held;
    • research experience and a complete list of publications;
    • all other relevant information.
  • For more information, please visit the programme website.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 2006 International
  • EUR 1800 EU/EEA

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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