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Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology


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University of Groningen


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Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology (Research Master) at the University of Groningen

 

Are you inspired to conduct high-quality innovative research with a strong focus on mental and physical health? Do you aspire to work alongside world-renowned researchers who are absolute leaders in their field? Join our research master!


Mental and physical health and their reciprocal relationship form the basis of the programme. The central idea is that psychological, biological and social aspects all play a role in any physical or mental condition. CPE trains students to solve current health issues by applying innovative research designs and statistical techniques making use of state-of-the-art facilities in a multidisciplinary setting. There is a strong focus on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of physical and mental health conditions, taking clinical, public health, and psychosocial factors into consideration. Students work with existing large databases or collect their own data among people with or without a chronic disease, across the whole age range.


There are four research departments involved within CPE. Top researchers from epidemiology, public health, health psychology and psychiatry teach the courses, giving students the opportunity to fully acquaint themselves with different fields of research. In the second semester, students choose in which department they would like to conduct their research for their master thesis project, becoming part of the department’s research group. Students learn to design their own PhD project as part of the programme, making them well-qualified to attain a PhD position anywhere in the world.
The best students will be offered the opportunity to continue with a PhD at the University Medical Center Groningen.


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Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology (Research Master) at the University of Groningen

 

Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology consists of both mandatory and elective courses.
The first year starts with solidifying your basis in psychology, medicine, and epidemiology. Strong attention is also given to epidemiological research methods and statistics.


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. Moreover, CPE is situated in the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), which means that you can benefit from a unique and interesting clinical setting and a unique availability of large data cohorts.

 

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 within the departments of Public Health, Health Psychology, Epidemiology, or Psychiatry.


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Your master thesis can function as the basis of your own PhD proposal. High-ranking students will be offered a full scholarship to continue with a three-year PhD programme at the UMCG!

 

If you do not wish to continue as a researcher, there are plenty of other opportunities. Alumni currently work as consultants for the World Health Organization (WHO), policy officers in the government, consultants for pharmaceutical or biotechnological companies or as university teachers.


For those students interested, you can choose to take courses to become a registered Epidemiologist A. A link for more information can be found on the degree website.


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Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology (Research Master) at the University of Groningen

 

Previous education: A bachelor degree (or equivalent) in Bio(medical) sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Health Sciences, Psychology, Social Sciences, Human Movement Sciences, Life Sciences, Biology, Sociology, Econometrics, Pedagogy, Economics, Demographical Sciences

 

Students need to submit one letter of recommendation by an academic or previous supervisor.

 

To prove your English proficiency, the following certificates are recognized: C1 Advanced (formerly CAE), C2 Proficiency (formerly CPE), IELTS (at least 6.5 for overall band and 6 in all other categories), TOEFL (minimum scores: paper based: 580; computer based: 237; internet based: 92)


After you complete your application, the selection committee will assess whether your educational/academic background and motivation meet the specific programme requirements. If so, students will be invited to take part in an interview during which they can present their research (Bachelor thesis) and elaborate on their motivation to become a researcher. In addition, admissible students should complete and pass an online statistics test in which basic statistical knowledge is tested.

 

After you complete your application, the selection committee will assess whether your educational/academic background and motivation meet the specific programme requirements. If so, students will be invited to take part in an interview during which they can present their research (Bachelor thesis) and elaborate on their motivation to become a researcher. In addition, admissible students should complete and pass an online statistics test in which basic statistical knowledge is tested.

The application deadline for starting on 1 September is 1 May of the same year.


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The programme also offers a track called Health Systems and Prevention. This track bridges the research focus of CPE with that of health systems, health policy and prevention. HSP Track students follow the basic CPE programme, but with a focus on health systems and prevention. This focus is mainly incorporated in the Master Thesis project, which for HSP students also includes an internship at a non-academic (Health) organization, the elective courses and the research meetings.


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We pride ourselves on the fact that there is a lot of personal attention for our students. The programme is built in a way that strongly encourages students to focus on their individual development as a researcher, in a unique and multidisciplinary setting. Because CPE is a small-scale programme, every student is known by their name and has ample opportunity for interactions and discussions with the teaching staff.


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Institution

University of Groningen


Location: University of Groningen Broerstraat 5
9712CP Groningen
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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Groningen

Field of study

Medicine & Health Sciences, Science & Mathematics, Social Sciences

Degree

MSc in Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology (research)

Language

English

Start

winter semester

Application deadline

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Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 24 months

Tuition fees EU: 2168 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 18500 EUR / year

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Groningen

Field of study

Medicine & Health Sciences, Science & Mathematics, Social Sciences

Degree

MSc in Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology (research)

Language

English

Start

winter semester

Application deadline

ask the institution

Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 24 months

Tuition fees EU: 2168 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 18500 EUR / year

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