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Research Master in Health Sciences

Course Description

Are you interested in health sciences and healthcare research? Do you aspire a PhD or professional research position? Do you have a specific interest in evidence-based care? Then Health Sciences Research could be just the programme for you.

Your stepping stone to professional research
The healthcare chain stretches from prevention of illness, diagnosis and care, to cure and maintenance of good health. And with ever-closer integration in the EU, and its expanding connections with international trends, it is starting to cross national borders as well. To implement evidence-based medical and public health practices, we need to study the efficacy and cost effectiveness of interventions on a local as well as a global scale.

The opportunities and need for research within this new healthcare dynamic are endless. The Research Master in Health Sciences – the only one of its kind in the Netherlands - is educating a new generation of healthcare researchers to be on the cutting-edge of healthcare innovation. Its goal: to train you to design, conduct and evaluate top quality, interdisciplinary research related to health sciences and healthcare in its local as well as global context

Why study Health Sciences Research in Maastricht?
Possibility to develop your own profile in the domain of Health Sciences Research.
Unique focus on healthcare innovation in both a local and global context.
Strong emphasis on professional research skills such as critically assessing scientific publications and reports, and designing, implementing, statistically analysing, evaluating and reporting on your own research.
Possibility to play an active role in faculty research, thanks to the programme's close ties with the different Research Institutes.
Nine months of intensive practical training at your internship organisation.

Entry Requirements

1. a bachelor's degree issued by a Dutch or non-Dutch university in a relevant domain, e.g. health sciences; 2. a bachelor's degree issued by an Institute of Higher Vocational Education or University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands (240 ECTS), Belgium, Germany, Austria or Switzerland (180 ECTS) in a relevant domain. Please note that additional requirements could apply depending on your nationality, educational background, etc.

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