Erasmus University Rotterdam

Health Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Full programme)
    Tuition (Full programme)
  • English
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


This MSc programme focuses on training students who are well educated in research methodology. The Health Sciences programme from 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.


  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Genetic Epidemiology
  • Pharmaco-epidemiology
  • Public Health


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.


Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

First semester: methodological, statistical and programme specific courses.

Second semester: individual research project and advanced elective courses.


Your individual research project will be supervised by leading professors and senior researchers, with the objective of delivering a high quality scientific research paper.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    70 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website
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You should fit each of the following criteria:
  • You have a Bachelor’s degree or a relevant Master’s degree from a school of medicine, dentistry or veterinary medicine.
  • You are a graduate from a discipline related to clinical medicine and public health (health sciences, nutrition, biology, pharmacy, environmental sciences, social sciences, economics, etc.).
  • You have relevant research experience and you already authored several scientific publications.
  • You have a good working command of the English language, both oral and written.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • EUR 13500 International
  • EUR 13500 EU/EEA


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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