Official Master's Degree in Applied Clinical Research in Health Sciences


The growing complexity of the Health Sciences and the challenge posed by advances in several diagnosis and therapeutic fields explored by biomedicine make clinical research an essential part of the training of future doctors and other health professionals. Often, undergraduate studies have a generalistic character, and contacts with the research world are only occasional and undirect,therfore not meeting the needs of sophisticated clinical practices. 
The purpose of the master's degree in Clinical Research in Health Sciences is to provide you with a top quality postgraduate training needed to become a holistic researcher capable of successfully managing and carrying out research projects related to your clinical practice. You are provided with combined hospital and university training in order to help you acquire specific research competences in different fields of Health Sciences.
Once you have acquired the methodological and research bases through the compulsory common core modules, you will have to choose one out of the two possible optional modules offered and included in one of the departments of the UAB Faculty of Medicine. Finally, you will participate in a supervised research placement and hand in your MAster's Dissertation before receiving your diploma.

Career options

The main objective of this master's degree is to provide health professionals with the capacity to combine their professional tasks with research activities, with the aim of finding solutions to existing clinical and health problems, and thus contribute to an improvement in the health of patients. At the same time, those interested in devoting themselves fully to applied research will find that the master's degree represents the first necessary step in discovering the applications and experiments conducted in several fields. This enables them to opt for research and support technician posts in all types of centres and institutes. Graduates can also consider continuing on to a PhD programme, which undoubtedly also favours the acquiring of more knowledge and skills.

Teaching timetable

Onsite classes for UAB official master's degrees usually take place in the afternoons, from 15.00 onwards, Monday to Friday. Depending on the semester, there may be classes every day or only some days of the week. As far as possible they are scheduled on two or three days a week

Official UAB

25 places
Face-to-face learning
Credits: 60 ECTS
Beginning of the pre-enrolment period 11/01/2019
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Pre-enrolment open
Price: €55 per credit (EU citizens and non-EU holding a Spanish residence permit). 2018/19 Academic year.
€75 per credit (non-EU citizens who do not hold a Spanish residence permit). 2018/19 Academic year.
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Language: Catalan (10%), Spanish (80%) and English (10%).

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