Erasmus University Rotterdam

Health Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    14000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
    14000 EUR/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
This Health Sciences MSc programme offered by Erasmus University Rotterdam focuses on training students who are well educated in research methodology. The programme 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.

About

This MSc programme focuses on training students who are well educated in research methodology. 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.

Specialisations:

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

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.

Accreditation

This programme is accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme 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.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

    Take IELTS test
  • 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

Requirements:
  • 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), 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.
  • Official transcripts of diplomas.
  • Two recent letters of recommendation. 
  • If relevant, a scan of your EEA residence permit.
  • A digital photocopy of your passport.

Tuition Fee

  • International

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

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

Living costs for Rotterdam

760 - 1,270 EUR/month
Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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