M.Sc. Cardiovascular Research

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

Become the linking pin between clinical and fundamental research, work with top researchers and clinicians, engage in challenging research and prepare yourself for your PhD.

The master programme Cardiovascular Research of the VU University Medical Center is looking for talented students who have a heart for heart and vessels, and who are willing to be educated as top-scientists in Cardiovascular Science. The programme aims to transfer the joint expertise of fundamental science groups and clinical research groups of the Institute of Cardiovascular Disease (ICaR-VU) to the next generation of scientists in cardiovascular research and health care. Your programme will cross disciplinary boundaries and brings you in contact with clinicians and fundamental scientists. The different courses will bring a whole range of topics related to cardiovascular disease. Your will be presented with innovative research and the latest insights in the cardiovascular field will be enclosed The programme will give you the freedom and opportunity to engage in challenging research it is designed to equip you to become the next generation of scientists eager to unraveling the causes of cardiovascular disease. If you can imagine yourself as scientific researcher in the cardiovascular field we are looking forward to your application!

Contents

Types of teaching (in year 1):

  • theory: 20%
  • practice: 50%
  • self study: 30%

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is recommended.

This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.

Requirements

Assessment interview: A skype interview is part of the admission procedure for international students.

Entry test: http://www.med.vu.nl/nl/opleidingen/master-cardiovascular-research/Information-about-the-assessment/index.asp

Grade average: Preferably a GPA of 3,5 (7,5 in the Dutch grading system) or higher. Preferably an A grade (8 in the Dutch grading system) for the bachelor thesis.

Language test: The minimum English language proficiency requirements for admission to a Master's programme at VU University Amsterdam are: IELTS: 6.5 - please note that candidates must take the Academic test and not the General one! TOEFL paper-based test: 580 TOEFL computer-based test: 237 TOEFL Internet-based test: 92-93 Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): A & B Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): A, B, C

Written request: A motivation letter.

Assessment interview

Entry test

Grade average: Preferably a GPA of 3,5 (7,5 in the Dutch grading system) or higher. Preferably an A grade (8 in the Dutch grading system) for the bachelor thesis.

Language test

Written request

Additional language requirements:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: B2
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: B2
  • IELTS overall band: 6.5
  • TOEFL paper based: 580
  • TOEFL computer based: 237
  • TOEFL internet based: 92

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 (IETLS 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.

75 (Grade B)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 580
TOEFL iBT® test: 92

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Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: The Netherlands

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