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Infection & Immunity

Master of Science in Infection and Immunity (I&I)


Recent developments in (bio)medical technologies provide novel tools to gain in-depth knowledge of the fundamental mechanisms of infectious and immune diseases. The goal of the Research Master „Infection & Immunity‟ programme is to train excellent and motivated students integrating basic and clinical biomedical sciences in the field of Infection & Immune Diseases. Research themes will mainly focus on host-microbe interplay with an international outlook and build on the excellent track record of the research groups concerned. Translational research is the hallmark of Erasmus MC. Its quality relies on strong communication between clinicians and basic scientists. With this research master programme Erasmus MC will invest in a new generation of translational scientists that will strengthen and improve Erasmus MC research.

Education Objectives Research Masters in Infection and Immunity


A master's thesis, preferably in the format of a scientific article qualifying to be published in an international peer-reviewed journal, as well as a PhD research proposal based on the data gathered and conclusions from their research master project.
Masters degree MSc.


Career Opportunities Research Masters in Infection and Immunity.
This degree can lead to a career in any of the following:


Basic research
Clinical research, initiating and supervising translational clinical-research projects
Life sciences at a company or institute
A university medical centre 


Target Audience Research Masters in Infection and Immunity 


Excellent academic students with a Bachelor degree in medicine, biology, biomedical sciences, (bio)chemistry, or related studies. Also excellent non-academic students with a Bachelor degree from laboratory colleges or equivalent (only after passing a linking program and nomination by their college).


Admission requirements Research Masters in Infection and Immunity

BSc in any of the biomedical sciences (e.g. biology, biochemistry, medicine), or
BASc from Dutch higher vocational training programme in biomedical laboratory techniques (HBO-BML)
An application letter with motivation   
Resume and list of your grades and diplomas
A letter of recommendation
For foreign applicants a copy of a recent
TOEFL test (Test Of English as a Foreign Language) with minimal score: 550 paper based or 213 for computer based test; or, as an alternative: IELTS test (International English Language Testing System) with minimal score: 6.


Application deadline: April 18, 2011,9 CET

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