PROGRAMME

A competitive international Master’s of Public Health in Comparative Effectiveness Research offered in English in Paris by internationally renowned Professors from Europe.

  • Objectives

This new Master’s of Science is delivered in English and aims at international students who want to acquire interdisciplinary skills to evolve in the field of Comparative Effectiveness Research. The programme is limited to 30 students, a small group size that will allow professors to use highly interactive and innovative teaching methods including work in small groups. The goal of the programme is to acquire strong skills in methods, epidemiology, clinical epidemiology, biostatistics and public health.

  • Curriculum

This Master’s of Public Health in Comparative Effectiveness Research is a second-year course that is a part of a two-year Master’s in Public Health programme (60 ECTS). This Master’s programme comprises 10 modules, which are delivered through a range of interactive learning strategies. The programme includes the latest methods and advances in the field of CER, epidemiology and biostatistics. Courses will include applied, hands-on sessions allowing the use of various epidemiological methods, statistical methods, and analysis of various types of data.

Classes are full-time and take place from early October to mid-December (Monday to Friday, all day). Each week is dedicated to one module that is delivered by two outstanding international lecturers. Classes take place at Reid Hall, Columbia Global Centers, 4 rue de Chevreuse, 75006 Paris.

Examinations usually take place early January.

  • Internship

Upon the completion of formalised courses and examinations in January, students will have to complete a five or six-month internship. The internship can take place in France or abroad, in public health agencies and companies, in research laboratories, etc. and is supervised by a senior researcher. The thesis defence will be in June or July.

In addition to the international teaching setting, students will also benefit from the vast professional and academic network maintained by the French and international faculty members.  Indeed, this Master’s of Public Health in comparative effectiveness research is managed at the Centre of Research in Epidemiology and Statistics (CRESS) Sorbonne Paris Cité, and maintains close links with several professional networks, including the Cochrane Collaboration, the EQUATOR Network, the CONSORT Network and INSERM.

Internships will strengthen the connection and pooling of research discoveries between the academic and non-academic partners, encourage the acquisition of the transferable skills needed to succeed in a 21-century research setting and ensure a smooth transition into the professional world.

The awarding of the Master’s degree will depend on successful completion of the formalised courses, the internship and the thesis defence.

  • Career prospects

The following career paths could be pursued after the completion of the current Master’s programme: continuation into a PhD degree, joining research agencies (R&D), NGOs, think-tanks, government or international agencies working on health issues, and many other professional opportunities.

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