Master mention Comparative Effectiveness Research
Université Paris Cité

Outil proposé par l’ANEPF

Objectif de la formation

This new Master 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. Clinical research has generated tremendous knowledge on diagnosis and treatment.
However, it does not provide sufficient information to determine what treatment works best, for whom, and under which conditions.
Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) addresses these issues by identifying the most effective interventions for specific patient groups. It is a growing area of cutting-edge research that is elevated at the level of national initiative in the USA. It is “the generation and synthesis of evidence that compares the benefits and harms of alternative methods to prevent, diagnose, treat, and monitor a clinical condition or to improve the delivery of care”.

Compétences développées

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

Organisation de la formation

Classes are full-time and take place from late October to mid-January (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. Each week, there are presentations from the lecturers, exercises in class, and student presentations (in group).
Contrôle de connaissances
Examinations will take place late January. Upon the completion of formalised courses and examinations in January, students will have to complete a 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 July.
Retake exams usually take place in summer; the retake of the thesis defence takes place in September.
Condition admission / Public cible
Applicants must meet minimum requirements to enrol in this Master’s programme :
● Hold a Master’s degree or first year Master’s degree (M1, MSc) in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, mathematics or related fields;
● or successful completion of 4 years of study in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, mathematics or related fields;
● or hold a Bachelor’s in epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, mathematics or related fields;
● Knowledge of English language (you may be asked proof of proficiency), at the very minimum B2 level.
● Knowledge of (bio)statistics is appreciated.
Période approximative de candidature
Lieu de formation
Coût de la formation
Responsables pédagogiques :
Philippe RAVAUD :
Isabelle BOUTRON :
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