"After my bachelor's degree at Maastricht University, I decided that I wanted a future in healthcare research. Some people often think that research is monotonous and tiresome. It is not. I'm studying the most relevant topics in health sciences. For my internship, I have opportunities to develop myself in areas in which I am interested. Under the guidance of (associate) professors I can make my own choices and directions for my thesis - methodology problems in health technology assessment. The topics of the units provide the solid foundation that you need as a researcher in health sciences. The units provide you with scientific and professional knowledge, such as epidemiology (quantitative and qualitative), statistics, ethics, and scientific English is also offered. Your peers are international (U.S., Germany, the Netherlands, etc.) and drivers in education (health sciences, medicine, physiotherapy, nutrition, veterinary medicine). This results in a highly motivated group with interesting discussions based on the different backgrounds and the topics being discussed in the tutorial groups. This master's prepares you for a job in research. In the first year, I am writing a grant proposal for my own research project. If it is successful, I may convert my own research into a PhD programme. If not, then there are several other PhD programmes I can apply for. But if I decide not to proceed with the research, applying for jobs at companies with this master's degree will also be possible."
Research Master in Health Sciences