M.Sc. Cardiovascular Research

VU University Amsterdam | Amsterdam, Netherlands
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.

Description of Cardiovascular Research

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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!

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline Start in 1 September: June (non-EEA: April).
Tuition fee Not specified
Start date September  2015
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

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 for Cardiovascular Research

Written request

Entry test

Language 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.

Assessment interview

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

Work Experience for Cardiovascular Research

No work experience is required.

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Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

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VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands

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