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Oncology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide and the incidence keeps rising due to the aging of the population.

 

Amsterdam UMC has identified cancer research as one of its core research areas. The Cancer Center Amsterdam (CCA) works in close collaboration with international and national centres of excellence in the area of Oncology, such as the Dutch Cancer Institute. The Master Oncology aims to transfer the unique combination of translational Oncology research to the next generation of students. You will be trained in state-of-the-art techniques in cancer research and therapy in a challenging environment by experts in the field. You will become an MSc in Oncology with in-depth knowledge, attitudes and skills in the field of cancer research. This includes the development, execution, organization and evaluation of scientific research.

 


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The Master Oncology aims to train Bio-medically oriented Bachelors and related Bachelors in Life Sciences to become independent researchers with in-depth knowledge in the field of Oncology.

  • Do the impact of cancer on a patient's life and their surrounding trigger you to fight this disease?
  • Do you have a biomedical background and are you interested in working in a multidisciplinary environment?
  • Do you enjoy working with people who dare to challenge each in other in order to get the best results?

 

If so, the Master programme in Oncology was made for you!

 

An average of 35 talented students from the Netherlands, Europe or outside Europe are admitted to the master programme each year.

 

You have a high degree of freedom to choose among several specialized master courses and a number of outstanding research groups for research projects. The programme coordinator advises you during your career development and helps you to set-out a tailor-made programme of your interests. The Master Oncology is a two-year international programme of 120 ECTS and tuition is completely in English.

 

You can choose from a variety of optional master courses. All optional courses need to be accepted by the Examination Board. For more information about the content of courses consult the study guide.


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After successful completion of your study, you have earned the title MSc in Oncology. The aim of our Master is to provide you with all the knowledge and skills required to become a highly competitive PhD candidate.


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Admission requirements

 

This is a selective Master's programme. You will be considered for admission to the Master's programme Oncology if you hold 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. For a bachelor’s degree from an institute of higher education (HBO/HLO), you need 240EC (4 years of study). To be considered for admission to the Master’s programme in Oncology you must meet the requirements listed below.

 

  • Academic Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Life Sciences, Medicine or comparable.
  • Well-developed academic skills including writing and presenting skills, the ability to evaluate and apply knowledge, and the ability to engage in critical thinking.
  • A clear motivation and talent for participation in the programme.
  • Basic knowledge of Oncology & Immunology.
  • Research Laboratory skills (a bachelor internship of > 12 EC).
  • Pass the admission assessment test of the programme (more information and test-dates are described below).

 

We will also take into account your grade point average, marks for relevant courses, study progress and extracurricular activities. The Admissions Board of the master Oncology will decide upon your admission after having evaluated your complete online application. If you have read the admission criteria below and feel you are eligible for admission, please take the following steps to submit your application. Note that the initial application procedure is fully online and that scans of your relevant documents are required. In all cases, decisions will be made within 6 weeks after the application deadline. Only in exceptional circumstances may we deviate from the specific admission requirements. If you believe your case is subject to such exceptional circumstances, then please explain so in your letter of application.


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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Amsterdam

Field of study

Medicine & Health Sciences

Degree

Master of Science

Language

English

Start

winter semester

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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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Amsterdam

Field of study

Medicine & Health Sciences

Degree

Master of Science

Language

English

Start

winter semester

Application deadline

ask the institution

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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