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Biomedical Sciences: Neurobiology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Do you want work at the intersection of human biology and molecular biology? Are you interested in the interventions and technologies that can impact (public) health?

 

Then this is the Master’s programme for you. Your Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences enables you to choose from a variety of specialisations that focus on the biology of human health and disease. In your second year, you can decide whether to pursue a research  career, or put your knowledge to work more directly in society.


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Biomedical Sciences: Neurobiology

The Master's in Biomedical Sciences is a two-year, full-time programme

 

You will start the programme with a research specialisation in Immunology, Infectious Disease or Neurobiology. 

 

After the first year of research, you can make your degree your own by choosing either a future in research, or in a field more directly tied to society. Those latter fields include International Public Health, Science Communication, Science in Society or Education – Teaching Biology (Dutch only).

 

The societal specialisations will make you well prepared and well equipped for a scientific function that lies outside the standard domain of laboratory research.

 

The programme’s structure ensures that you will emerge as a specialist in one or two specific disciplines within the biomedical sciences.

 

The programme consists of:

  • Several specialisations, each including compulsory courses (12-18 EC)
  • Three compulsory courses (total of 9 EC)
  • Elective courses (nr. of EC depends on combination of specialisations)
  • First internship (30 EC)
  • Second internship (30 EC)
  • Literature thesis (9 EC)

 

Courses form half of the Biomedical Sciences programme. For the other half, you must conduct your own research. There is plenty of scope for practical work, giving you the opportunity to use the very latest research methods and equipment. You can also select a work placement in policymaking, education or communication, depending on your chosen specialisation.

 

Summary

With a specialisation in Neurobiology, you will gain knowledge, insight and understanding into the physiology and science of the brain.

 

You will master state-of-the-art techniques to developing theories and gain insight into the most important research issues in the neurosciences.

 

The skills you obtain will enable you to conduct neurobiological research and to critically assess the results. You will also specialise in one of the subjects within the field of neurobiology. At the end of your study, you will understand the significance of neurobiology within the context of brain research, and some of its clinical implications.


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Biomedical Sciences: Neurobiology

With a Master's degree in Biomedical Sciences, your career prospects are promising.

 

After completing the Biomedical Sciences Master’s programme, you will have the knowledge, skills and understanding required to operate as an independent professional within the disciplines covered by the Master's programme, and to be a suitable candidate for a subsequent career in biomedical research.


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Biomedical Sciences: Neurobiology

I have an international degree

 

The Biomedical Sciences programme is open to both Dutch and International Students. The Faculty’s Admission Board will decide upon your admission after having evaluated your complete online application.

 

In order to gain admission to the Biomedical Sciences Master’s programme, you will need to have at least a Bachelor’s of Science degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent. We do not require a GRE or GMAT test score. A Bachelor degree obtained at an applied university or higher vocational education (HBO in Dutch) in most cases does not grant direct access to the programme (only exceptionally high ranking students stand a chance of admission).

 

Specific requirements for the Biomedical Sciences Master’s programme

A minimum of 24 ECTS in molecular biology and a minimum of 24 ECTS in human biology, including at least:

  • Cell biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Statistics

 

And preferably

  • (Human) anatomy and physiology
  • Histology and pathology

 

When choosing the specialisation Neurobiology, you need to have advanced level of knowledge of Neurosciences.

 

Research laboratory skills:

  • Practical laboratory techniques gained in courses
  • A bachelor research internship of ≥12 ECTS in a research laboratory. The internship should be performed at a research department within a university, academic medical center or acknowledged research institute in the field of human or molecular biology.

 

Grades:

  • An average Bachelor grade of at least 7.0 out of 10, or equivalent (GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.0, second class upper division or higher).
  • Please upload a transcript of records, including your GPA average.

 

General English language proficiency requirements

VU Amsterdam requires all applicants to take an English test. You can, however, begin your application without having the test results. Exceptions are made for students who have completed a bachelor or master in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia.
The minimum English language proficiency requirements for admission to this Master's programme are:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall
  • TOEFL Internet-based test: 92 overall
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): A, B, C
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): A, B, C

I have a Dutch university level (WO) bachelor’s degree (VU bachelor's degree, VU premaster or bachelor's degree at another university)

 

A minimum of 24EC in molecular biology and a minimum of 24EC in human biology, including at least:

  • Cell biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Statistics

 

And preferably

  • (Human) anatomy and physiology
  • Histology and pathology

 

Research laboratory skills:

  • Practical laboratory techniques gained in courses
  • A bachelor research internship of ≥12EC in a research laboratory. The internship should be performed at a research department within a university, academic medical center or acknowledged research institute in the field of human or molecular biology.

 

Additional admission requirements for specialisation Neurobiology

When choosing the specialisation Neurobiology, you need to have advanced level of knowledge of Neurosciences.

 

Grades

Holding a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from a Dutch university or a Bachelor’s degree in Gezondheid en Leven, major Biomedisch, from VU Amsterdam?

  • Direct admission: a bachelor grade average of at least 7.0 (excluding the internship)
  • Intake procedure: a bachelor grade average below 7.0 (excluding the internship)
  • Please upload a grade list, including your GPA average.

 

Holding another Bachelor's degree from a university in the Netherlands?

  • Intake procedure: a bachelor grade average of at least 7.0 (excluding the internship).
  • Please upload a grade list, including your GPA average.

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Amsterdam

Field of study

Science & Mathematics

Degree

Master

Language

English

Start

winter semester - September

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Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 2 years

Tuition fees EU: 2168 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 15320 EUR / year

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Amsterdam

Field of study

Science & Mathematics

Degree

Master

Language

English

Start

winter semester - September

Application deadline

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Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 2 years

Tuition fees EU: 2168 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 15320 EUR / year

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