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Introduction

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) and Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, The Netherlands, offer an international Research Master program 'Infection & Immunity', since August 2009. This full-time two-year program (120 ECTS) aims to train students in cutting-edge translational research at the crossroads of infection and immunity by top-quality research groups at Erasmus MC.

Main aim of the Research Master program is to train excellent students to become esteemed researchers capable of 'translating' basic science into clinical medicine and vice versa. The Research Master program will combine intensive training in fundamental and advanced immunology and microbiology with extensive training in clinical and population-based research. 

After two years, the Research Master program 'Infection & Immunity' will result in a master thesis, to be presented at the yearly Research Master 'Infection & Immunity' symposium.

Mission-Vision-Moto

Them & Us

“THEM and US no longer: scientists and medical doctors view research through different lenses – but the gulf in outlook between the two tribes isn’t what it used to be.”

(Meredith Wadman. Nature 2006;439:779-780)

“We are now experiencing an unprecedented blossoming in available technologies, unparalleled through history, which makes biomedical science extraordinarily exciting. An increasing focus on the need for effective translation from the use of these resources highlights the many obstacles that impede progress.”

“It is not the priority of scientists to engage with clinicans: the imperative is equally strong that clinicans should engage more with basic scientists”

(Sabroe et al. Nature Revieuws Immunology 2001;7:77-82) 

 

Mission

It is our mission to select and train excellent students at an early stage of their careers to perform top research in the field of Infection & Immune Diseases covering the complete field of host-microbe interplay and autoimmunity, challenge them to become translational investigators, foster them and commit them to the academic world.

Motto

Communicable Excellence in Translational Infectious & Immune Disease Research.

 

Tide_pools_in_santa_cruzunderwaterNatural Science

“When the ebbing tide retreats

Along the rocky shoreline

It leaves a trail of tidal pools

In a short-lived galaxy

Each microcosmic planet

A complete society

A simple kind of mirror

To reflect upon our own

All the busy little creatures

Chasing out their destinies

Living in their pools

They soon forget about the sea . . .”

Neil Peart 

 

Vision

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 future research.

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This is Why 'Infection & Immunity'!

Top Biomedical Program

Get the latest and most in-depth knowledge of the workings of Infectious & Immune diseases. Translate between basic science and clinical medicine, and go on to a top research career.

Learn how to do first-rate research that is based on close interactions between scientists and clinicians. Work intensively in basic and advanced microbiology, virology, immunology and gastroentero-hepatology, and extensively on clinical and population-based research. Learn the art of effective collaboration within and between research groups.

Erasmus University and Erasmus MC are highly regarded in Holland and internationally, and this programme is on the cutting edge of the field. Delve into a range of topics in immunology, virology and microbiology, clinical pharmacology, the epidemiology of infectious diseases, animal models, and bio-safety. Present your thesis at a symposium, and pursue career options in academia, with research institutions or in the pharmaceutical industry.

 

Best Biomedical Master

The Researchmaster in Infection & Immunity has been rated the best Master’s program in the Netherlands in the field of Biomedical Sciences at universities by the Dutch Keuzegids Masters (guide to Master’s programs).

Top
In 2014 and again just recently in 2016 Researchmaster in Infection & Immunity clearly tops the charts of the Biomedical Sciences Master programs in The Netherlands.

Good news
Jan Nouwen is the programme director of the Infection & Immunity Research Master’s program. “This is very good news for us, but also for Erasmus MC as a whole as we now have the two best biomedical master’s programs in the Netherlands”. “This says a great deal about the quality of biomedical research and education at Erasmus MC.”

Evaluations
The Keuzegids is an independent guide that critically assesses and compares the quality of Dutch degree programs. It bases its ratings on evaluations by students and educational experts. A total of more than 700 Master’s programs were evaluated for the 2014 and 2016 editions of the guide.

 
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In Short

Factsheet

Nieuwbouw EMC

Master programme
Infection and Immunity
CROHO-code
(Government funded)
60375
Title / degree
Master of Science (MSc)
Faculty / Institute Erasmus Postgraduate school Molecular Medicine
Type of programme Full-time
Start of programme Mid August
Duration of programme 24 months (full-time)
Number of credits
120 ECTS (60 ECTS per  year)
Language of instruction English
Accreditation NVAO, NCAO, KNAW
Numerus fixus Not applicable
Decentral selection Not applicable
Application deadline(s) Mid April (EU/EEA), Mid March (Non EU/EEA)
Tuition fee 2014/2015 € 1.906 (EU/EEA)*, € 8,000 (Non EU/EEA), tuition fees may deviate.
Tuition fee 2013/2014 € 1.835 (EU/EEA)*, € 8,000 (Non EU/EEA), tuition fees may deviate.
Website
www.infection-immunity.org
Brochure Brochure Research Master in Infection and Immunity

 

What do we Offer?

Why a Research Master in Infection and Immunity?

♦ intensive training in fundamental and advanced immunology, microbiology, virology, gastroenterology, hepatology and more

♦ extensive training in laboratory, clinical and population-based research

♦ training in cutting-edge research techniques

♦ a challenge to become a translational investigator in the field of infection and immune diseases

 

 

Target Audience

Target audience Research Master in Infection and Immunity

The Erasmus University Rotterdam Researchmaster Infection & Immunity is ideal for students who want to build a career in the field of emerging infectious diseases, virus discovery, vaccine development, host-microbe interaction, primary and secondary immunodeficiencies and autoimmunity.

This programme targets top students with a Bachelor degree in Medicine, Biology (including) Nanobiology, Biomedical Sciences, Life Sciences & Technology, Biopharmaceutical Sciences or related studies who want to become part of a new generation of researchers.

See under 'Enrolment' for further information!

 

 

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities Research Master in Infection and Immunity

Graduates can expect to become translation scientists capable of contributing to the further development  of research in infection and immune diseases in a university medical centre, research institute or in the pharmaceutical industry.

More than 90% of our graduates continue their research career as a PhD student! How successful can you be?

 

 

Admission Criteria

Admission criteria Research Master in Infection and Immunity

An assessment will be part of the application procedure of the Researchmaster Infection & Immunity. First of all, you should send us all required documents before the stated deadline. These documents should contain your academic background and relevant test-scores, such as GMAT and/or TOEFL/IELTS, a letter of motivation and letters of reference.

The first round of selection will be based on the documents sent to us. Thereafter, potential eligible students will be selected for an interview (live at Erasmus MC in case of Dutch students, or via Skype for foreign students). Definitive selection of students will take place after all interviews have taken place, so mid May. You will be notified ASAP on our decision.

See under 'Enrolment' for further information!

 

 

How to Apply?

Application Research Master in Infection and Immunity

When you register, we will ask for your academic credentials: grade list, certificates, and/or a letter of motivation. The Core Teacher Committee (including the Scientific and Program Directors) will decide on your admission.  

For additional information please contact us (see under 'Contact').

See under 'Enrolment' for further information!

 

 

News & Updates

Why a Research Master in Infection and Immunity?

Please check this website regularly for news & updates of our Researchmaster Infection & Immunity programme, application deadlines, scholarships, interesting lectures, workshops, conferences & symposia and much more.

Do not forget to check our Blog also under 'News & Updates'!

 

 

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