Biomedical Sciences

It's all about a fascination for human life

Do you want to combine humane biology with molecular biology? Or do you want to learn about the other possibilities of biomedical sciences after a year of research? This master's programme will offer you just that! 

While pursuing a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences you can opt to study a combination of different specializations. The research-oriented specializations will enable you to embark on a career in research. The societal specialization will equip you for a position as a policy officer. The communication specialization will enable you to work in public relations or scientific journalism, and the education specialization (only in Dutch) will enable you to teach at pre-university or higher vocational education level.

Are you interested in infectious diseases and do you want to gain a deeper understanding of how the immune system works? Then you can focus on both these specializations. Does your scientific interest lie in immunology and your professional ambition in policy-making? Then you can combine these two. You can tailor your programme according to your own desires and interests.

  • Language of instruction:English
  • Duration:2 years
  • Tuition fee:Information about tuition fees (collegegeld)
  • Application deadline:1 June for Dutch students. 1 April for EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA students.* * EU/EEA students with an international degree who do not need housing services through Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam can still apply until 1 June.
  • Start date:1 September
  • Study type:Full-time
  • Field of Interest:Behavioural and Social Sciences, Health and Movement, Natural Sciences
  • Specializations:First and/or second year: Immunology / Infectious Diseases / (Neurobiology) Second year: International Public Health / Communication / Science in Society / Eerstegraads lerarenopleiding Biologie
  • Admission requirements:

    Language proficiency: TOEFL 580/237/92-93 or IELTS 6.5

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