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Research master - full-time

Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology

Programme

  • 1st year

    You will first need to solidify your basis in psychology, medicine, and epidemiology. Apart from broadening your knowledge in the field of health and the determinants of health, you will explore the fields of Public Health, Health Psychology, Community and Occupational Medicine, and Psychiatric Epidemiology. Strong attention is given to epidemiological research methods and statistics.

    You will first need to solidify your basis in psychology, medicine, and epidemiology. Apart from broadening your knowledge in the field of health and the determinants of health, you will explore the fields of Public Health, Health Psychology, Community and Occupational Medicine, and Psychiatric Epidemiology. Strong attention is given to epidemiological research methods and statistics.

  • 2nd year

    The second year mainly consists of the Master Thesis Project: data collection, data analyses and writing of the thesis. During the Master Thesis Project students choose some elective courses based on their area of interest, background knowledge, and the topic of their project. This culminates in the design of your own PhD project, and each year several excellent PhD proposals are granted with a PhD position at the University Medical Centre Groningen.

    The second year mainly consists of the Master Thesis Project: data collection, data analysis and writing of the thesis. During the Master Thesis Project students choose some elective courses based on their area of interest, background knowledge, and the topic of their project. This culminates in the design of your own PhD project. Each year several excellent PhD proposals are granted with a fully funded three-year PhD position.

Programme schedule

Course
Basics in medicine or Basics in psychology and psychosocial factors (8 EC)
Clinical Epidemiology (12 EC)
Psychosocial Epidemiology (10 EC)
Research Tools (5 EC)
Writing a successful research proposal (8 EC)
Course
Coaching Groups (9 EC)
Elective Course (11 EC)
Master Thesis Project (39 EC)
Master Thesis project proposal (15 EC)
Seminar and Research Meeting (3 EC)

Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology consists of both collective and individualized courses. Every course succeeds the other which means that you will only work on one course at a time.

Depending on your knowledge, you will learn about the basics of medicine or the basics in psychology and psychosocial factors. Apart from broadening your knowledge in the field of health and the determinants of health, you will explore the fields of Public Health, Health Psychology, Community and Occupational Medicine, and Psychiatric Epidemiology. Strong attention is given to epidemiological research methods and statistics. You will be able to choose additional courses to suit your particular interests. Your individual development as a researcher is central to the programme and therefore you will be conducting research side by side with scientists who are leading experts in their field.

During the second year you will write your master thesis, which can function as the basis of your own PhD proposal. High-ranking students will be offered a full scholarship to continue with a fully funded three-year PhD programme!

Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology consists of both collective and individualized courses. Every course succeeds the other which means that you will only work on one course at a time.

Depending on your knowledge, you will learn about the basics of medicine or the basics in psychology and psychosocial factors. Apart from broadening your knowledge in the field of health and the determinants of health, you will explore the fields of Public Health, Health Psychology, Community and Occupational Medicine, and Psychiatric Epidemiology. Strong attention is given to epidemiological research methods and statistics. You will be able to choose additional courses to suit your particular interests. Your individual development as a researcher is central to the programme and therefore you will be conducting research side by side with scientists who are leading experts in their field.

During the second year you will write your master thesis, which can function as the basis of your own PhD proposal. High-ranking students will be offered a full scholarship to continue with a fully funded three-year PhD programme!

Study load: 40 hours a week

Study abroad

  • Study abroad is optional

An internship (abroad) is a possibility that is open to you. Our international network stretches across Europe, and from Latin America to Asia!

An internship (abroad) is among the possibilities. Our international network stretches across Europe, and from Latin America to Asia!

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