Master Erasmus Mundus

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Aim of the programme

The Erasmus Mundus Programme is a European co-operation and mobility programme in the field of higher education. It aims to enhance the quality of European education and to promote intercultural understanding through co-operation with 'third countries'.

'Third countries' are those countries which are not European Union (EU) Member States, EEA-EFTA countries (Iceland, Leichtenstein, and Norway), nor EU applicant countries (presently Turkey, Bulgaria, and Romania).

The programme is intended to strengthen European co-operation and international links in higher education by supporting high-quality European masters courses by enabling students and visiting scholars from around the world to engage in postgraduate study at European universities.

Criteria for student's eligibility

Highly qualified students who wish to study for the European Master of Science in International Health Programme are encouraged to apply for Erasmus Mundus scholarships. To be eligible for an Erasmus Mundus scholarship a student must

  • Be a resident of a 'third country' as defined above.
  • Not have carried out his or her main activities (studies, work, etc. ) for more than a total of 12 months over the past five years in an EU country nor an EU applicant country.

Criteria for Erasmus Mundus Scholarship applicants:

  1. Excellent first degree (a minimum of a bachelors degree with honours or the equivalent) with excellent grades and/or other study results
  2. Verified excellent quality of the institution where the first degree was obtained
  3. Strongly convincing letter of motivation
  4. Strongly convincing recommendation by an academic and/or professional body
  5. Clear idea of research to be carried out and submitted as a thesis
  6. Professional experience
  7. Internationally recognised English proficiency certificate equivalent to a TOEFL score of 550/213 or an IELTS sore of 6

Scholarship awards for the 2006/2007 academic year were 24.200,00 Euro per selected student. This amount was used towards the students' tuition fees, study-related travel expenses, and living expenses.

Students who wish to be considered for Erasmus Mundus Scholarships for the 2006/2007 academic year should submit all application materials no later than 15 December 2005 to:

European Masters Programme in International Health
tropEd
Institute of Tropical Medicine
Spandauer Damm 130, Haus 10
D-14050 Berlin
Germany

Training organisation

Six possible study tracks are offered for this degree and reflect the strengths of the consortium institutions: Tropical Medicine and Disease Control; Health Systems, Health Policy and Management; Sexual and Reproductive Health; Child Health; Health Research Methods; and Health in Emergencies.

Each study track begins with a 3 month core course from September to December. Core courses provide a common basis of the main subject areas for all students. Students receive 20 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credit points upon successful completion of their core course. Advanced modules are taken between January and June. Each study track consists of advanced modules equal to 20 ECTS credit points. Students also carry out a research project within their study track and submit it as a thesis, equivalent to 20 ECTS credits.

To be granted a European Master of Science in International Health degree a student must have successfully completed 60 ECTS credits as described above. Upon successful completion of the programme, students are awarded multiple degrees, from each of the main institutes they study at over the academic year, with a diploma supplement which describes their study track and the overall study programme.

Study Track 1

Tropical Medicine and Disease Control

After completion of this track a successful candidate will be able to confidently engage in the global control of major infectious diseases, as well as to plan, implement and evaluate control measures for non-communicable diseases.

Study Track 2

Health Systems, Health Policy and Management

After completion of this track a successful candidate will be able to confidently engage in analysing health systems and health policies, as well as formulating and implementing relevant and appropriate evidence based responses to key health systems and policy challenges.

Study Track 3

Sexual and Reproductive Health

After completion of this track a successful candidate will be able to confidently engage in analysing, formulating and implementing relevant and appropriate evidence based responses to sexual and reproductive health issues.

Study Track 4

Child Health

After completion of this track a successful candidate will be able to confidently engage in analysing, formulating and implementing relevant and appropriate evidence based responses to issues related to child health.

Study Track 5

Health Research Methods

After completion of this track a successful candidate will be able to confidently engage in analysing international health problems by applying appropriate quantitative and qualitative research tools and in formulating adequate evidence based responses.

Study Track 6

Health in Emergencies

After completion of this track a successful candidate will be able to confidently engage in analysing, formulating and implementing relevant and appropriate evidence based responses to the health issues of populations affected by natural and complex emergencies.

Bordeaux 2 university is involved in Track 1 Tropical Medicine and Disease Control :

Track 1 is studied at the following 3 institutes :

  • Charité Medical School, Humboldt University and Free University Berlin (tropEd Home Institution)
  • Centre René Labusquière, Université Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 (tropEd Home Institution)
  • Centre for International Health, University Bergen (tropEd Home Institution)

Core course takes part at Charité Medical School, Humboldt University and Free University Berlin

This study track is associated with the following advanced modules:

In Bergen University, Norway

  1. Global HIV Epidemic and Research Challenges to Improve Prevention, Support and Care
  2. Centre for International Health
  3. Clinical Management of HIV Infection
  4. Experimental Epidemiology - Clinical- and Field Trials
  5. Global TB Epidemiology and Intervention
  6. Qualitative Methods for International Public Health
  7.  Survey Methodology

In Bordeaux 2 university, France :

  1. Total quality and laboratory assurance
  2. Tools for survey and control of Tropical Diseases

Students in this track will undertake their thesis Victor Segalen Bordeaux 2 University

ERASMUS MUNDUS Scholarship
tropEd International Health Degree Programme
Track 1: Tropical Medicine and Disease Control


 

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