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Friday, 29 April 2022

New UAB Master’s Degree in Health and Science Management starting in October 2022

This Master’s Course aims to train students in research management, strategic planning, communication, and leadership, to enhance their critical thinking and put it at work on real-world cases. The programme embraces all fields of science, with a particular focus on medicine.

The Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona (UAB) has launched a new and innovative learning itinerary meant to train future managers of scientific research institutes and centres: the Master’s Degree in Health and Science Management. Developed in collaboration with the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO), the programme will provide students with a broad and multidisciplinary view of the scientific management ecosystem in research organizations, with a special focus on biomedicine.

Participants will learn and develop all the key and transversal competencies of a scientific manager, including strategic planning, communication skills and leadership abilities, to facilitate a successful transition into the professional world. After acquiring the fundamental basis, the student will be required to develop critical thinking and apply tools and skills to concrete cases. The latter will be made possible through an internship programme organised in collaboration with high-profile research institutions —renowned at a national and international level— including our centre, the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2).

Courses will be taught by highly skilled professors with a long-track record of teaching, management and research in public and private institutions, among which are members of the ICN2 staff. The programme will follow a hybrid format, combining online sessions with in-person lectures and activities at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona´s campus. In addition, students will be supported by a wide range of online resources, personalized mentorship sessions, as well as library and meeting rooms to perform group assignments.

The first edition of this Master course —which will account for 60 ECTs— will take place between October 2022 and September 2023 and the classes will be given in English. Enrolment is open.