M.Sc. Biomedical Sciences

VU University Amsterdam

Application deadline: Start in 1 September: April (non-EEA: April).
Tuition fee: Visit Programme Website
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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Description

Do you want to know everything about the causes of disease? Are you very eager to explore public health in depth? Then Biomedical Sciences is your Master's programme.

The Master in Biomedical Sciences is a two-year full-time programme. You can take up to two specializations, each lasting one year. You can choose from seven Biomedical research specializations: Infectious Diseases; Cardiovascular Diseases; International Public Health; Immunology; Cell Biology; Psychophysiology; or Medical and Behavior Genomics. You can also choose one other specialization (combined with one research specialization): Societal; Communication; or Education. Are you interested in infectious diseases and do you want to gain a deeper understanding of how our immune system works? Then you can take both these specializations. Does your scientific interest lie in cardiovascular diseases and your professional ambition in policy-making? Again, you can combine the two. However, you can also compile your own programme.

Contents

One-year research specializations:
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • International Public Health
  • Medical and Behavioural Genomics
  • Psychophysiology
Other specializations:
  • Science in Society: focuses on policy, management and entrepreneurship in the biological and medical fields.
  • Communication specialization: focuses on science communications theory and research, as well as in practice.
  • Eerstegraads lerarenopleiding: provides teacher training for Dutch pre-university or vocational education.

Requirements

Written request: motivation, cv and references

Language test

Additional subject

Previous education: BSc in biomedical sciences or equivalent

Grade list: transcript

Additional language requirements:

  • IELTS overall band: 6.5
  • IELTS listening: 6
  • IELTS reading: 6
  • IELTS writing: 6
  • IELTS speaking: 6
  • TOEFL paper based: 580
  • TOEFL computer based: 237
  • TOEFL internet based: 93

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

180 (Grade C)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 580
TOEFL iBT® test: 93

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Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: The Netherlands

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