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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


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Biomedical Technology and Physics at Vrije Universiteit

Translate fundamental research into biomedical engineering solutions

 

If you’re ready to meet tomorrow's complex medical challenges and new approaches, then this is the Master’s programme for you. It offers you the unique opportunity to combine scientific subjects with practical application and fundamental research in a clinical setting.

 

The Master’s programme in Biomedical Technology and Physics covers the fields of Medical Physics, Biophysics, and Clinical Technology. This combination will enable you to translate research into the fundamentals of physics, biology and chemistry into innovative, biomedical engineering solutions for healthcare. The multidisciplinary background will equip you perfectly for tomorrow’s approaches to medical research.


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Biomedical Technology and Physics

Learn about modern-day clinical practice, problems and technologies

 

This two-year programme in Biomedical Technology and Physics is a collaboration between researchers from the VU’s Science department and Amsterdam UMC (bringing together two medical centres: VUmc and AMC). You’ll be taught by specialists who are experts in current clinical practice and will explain the (technological) challenges they meet. You will be trained to work on innovative solutions for complex medical problems from a strong exact background, especially physics. 

 

You’ll follow an internship as part of a research group at Amsterdam UMC or the VU. This is an important part of the programme. You will use your knowledge to solve scientific and real-life problems and have a chance to improve your practical skills. Projects you could work on include improving the analysis of MRI images for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and the detection and analysis of body fluids at a crime scene. Another scenario would be investigating DNA replication with optical tweezers.

 

You can choose different elective courses aimed at deepening your hands-on knowledge of modelling and image processing, electronics, or entrepreneurship. You’ll then be able to choose between a more fundamental biophysical direction or one focused on clinical application. With the right choice of course this programme meets the requirements set by the Dutch Society for Clinical Physics for admission to its training programme in clinical physics.


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Biomedical Technology and Physics

Your future looks bright as a graduate of this Master’s programme – a claim that is supported by the figures

 

You could work on innovations within medical diagnosis, at a university, or in industry, researching ways to apply technology to treat various diseases. In such a capacity you could look at clarifying the molecular basis of different diseases; you could advise companies or hospitals on issues around management and medical equipment.

 

Graduates in Biomedical Technology and Physics enjoy highly favourable career prospects, partly due to the speed at which technology in the fields of imaging, analytical methodes, bio-informatics and molecular research is developing. Another reason for the high demand on their skills is the recent developments around social issues, such as the ageing population or the drive for more efficient healthcare. As a specialist, you will also be in demand in interdisciplinary environments.


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Biomedical Technology and Physics

I have an international degree

 

The Biomedical Technology and Physics 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 Technology and Physics Master’s programme, you will need to have at least a Bachelor’s 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 admission requirements for the Biomedical Technology and Physics Master's programme

The Biomedical Technology and Physics programme is open to both Dutch and International Students with a background in (bio)medical natural sciences or a related subject, like a bachelor in Biomedical Engineering, Physics or similar.. Admission is based on a strict selection procedure.

If you have a Bachelor's degree in a related subject, you will have to meet certain entry requirements depending on specialisation you choose.

Important: All students must contact the Master's coordinator of the specific specialization.

 

 

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 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 pre-Master's programme or Bachelor's degree at another university)

 

The Master's programme Biomedical Technology and Physics (BMTP) is directly accessible to students with a Bachelor degree in Medical Natural Sciences and to students with a similar background, like a bachelor in Biomedical Engineering, Physics, University College and BètaGamma. 

 

Admission is based on a strict selection procedure. The Faculty’s Admission Board will decide upon your admission after having evaluated your complete online application. 

 

In order to gain admission to the master's programme BMTP, you will need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent. Academic writing skill is to be demonstrated by submitting a thesis. We do not require a GRE or GMAT test score.

 

Direct admission to  master's programme BMTP is possible with a bachelor degree in Medical Natural Sciences of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. If you have a Bachelor's degree in a related subject, you will have to meet certain entry requirements depending on the specialisation you choose.

 

Important: All students must contact the master coordinator of the specific specialisation.

 

 

Proof of sufficient proficiency in English

VU Amsterdam requires all applicants to take an English test and to submit their score as a part of the application. Exceptions are made for students who have obtained a Dutch VWO diploma.


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Institution

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Location: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Amsterdam

Field of study

Medicine & Health Sciences, Science & Mathematics

Degree

Master of Science

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

Medicine & Health Sciences, Science & Mathematics

Degree

Master of Science

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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