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Clinical Research

Master of Science in Clinical Research (MSc)

Patient care and clinical research: what a combination. Learn both how to produce the best diagnoses and provide the best treatment, and get ready for a dual career as a clinician and a researcher.
 
This Research Master is the result of a partnership between the Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES), the Cardiovascular Research School (COEUR) and the Research School Molecular Medicine (MolMed) 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 Master of Science in Clinical Research  programme comprises 120 ECTS credits and is NVAO accredited. For more information, visit the Netherlands-Flemish Accreditation Organisation (NVAO). 
 

Education objectives

Once you graduate you will:

  • be able to formulate a relevant problem and translate it into a scientific question
  • be able to perform an extensive study of the literature concerning a problem
  • be able to translate a scientific question into a research protocol
  • have acquired 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
  • be able to perform research, collect data, analyse data and draw conclusions
  • be able to write down in a scientific article the objective(s) of the investigation, summary of literature, materials, methods, results, discussion and conclusion of your research and to submit it to an international peer-viewed journal

 

Target audience
 
Medical students at  Erasmus MC may apply for the Research Master’s programmes in Clinical Research, when they receive an invitation from their Dean, or when they feel they qualify for participation in one of the programmes.
 
 

Career opportunities
 
The degree prepares you for a international career in clinical research, or hold an executive or advisory position in public health, clinical medicine, drug research or health-policy development.
 
 

Admission criteria
 
Medical students at Erasmus MC may apply for the Research Master’s programmes in Clinical Research, when they receive an invitation from their Dean, or when they feel they qualify for participation in one of the programmes.
 
Application procedure
 
Apply for the Research Master in Clinical Research for medical students