Biomedical Sciences

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Why study Biomedical Sciences at VU Amsterdam?
Depth, variety and practical applicability. The Master’s programme offers no fewer than seven different specializations. But you are not restricted to those: you can partially design your own programme. This means you can tailor your degree to your own particular interests and background. The programme offers opportunities to study abroad and you will gain a lot of of research experience. Two 20-week internships hone your practical skills and help you to discover what job will suit you in the future.

The Master’s in Biomedical Sciences is a two-year, full-time programme. Each specialization offered takes one year. After your first year research specialization, you can choose to either do: another one year research specialization, an ‘ICSE’ specialization, or an alternative second year that you can compile yourself. Next to the specializations, there are two compulsory courses. You will go on two internships, either both in research or one experimental and one work placement. Furthermore, you will write a literature thesis. Lectures play a comparatively modest part in this Master's programme. For the most part, you are encouraged to conduct your own research. There is plenty of scope for practical work, giving you the opportunity to use the latest research methods and equipment.

- Immunology
- Infectious diseases
- Neurobiology
- International Public Health
- Science in Socie


• After your first research specialization in either Immunology, Infectious Disease or Neurobiology
• You can choose to either do: ◦a second research specialization in another of these subjects,
- an ICSE specialization: International Public Health, Science Communication, Science in Society or 'eerstegraads lerarenopleiding Biologie'
- or an alternative second biomedical research year that you can compile yourself.
• There are two compulsory courses: Scientific Writing in English and Ethics in Life Sciences
• You will go on two internships, either both in research or one practical and one research placement.
• You will write a literature thesis.

What`s Included

• Eight specializations
• Two compulsory courses (total of 6 EC)
• Optional courses (nr. of EC depends on combination of specializations)
• First internship (30 EC)
• Second internship (30 EC)
• Literature thesis (9 EC)

Degree Course

Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences

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Program Locations

VU asmterdam, Netherlands

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Program Details

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Netherlands: VU asmterdam
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Degree Level:
Masters Degree
€2006 for EEA; €13.400 for Non-EEA
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