12 months
16830 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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In Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Sciences MSc programme offered at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam you will learn how to conduct high-quality research in the field of musculoskeletal physiotherapy, from searching for theoretical evidence of clinical problems to translating knowledge into clinical solutions. 

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Scientific research on musculoskeletal health and clinical treatment has increased exponentially over the last 15 years. By learning to conduct clinical research yourself, as a clinician or therapist you will better understand and value the possibilities, limitations, and results of scientific evidence from clinical research as well as its translation into clinical practice. Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Sciences MSc programme is offered at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam .

Career prospects

The Master’s programme in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Sciences makes you well-qualified for a variety of professional positions, including:

  • Academically-trained clinician / physiotherapist
  • Clinical movement analyst
  • Clinical exercise physiologist
  • Product specialist in technological rehabilitation
  • Embedded scientist
  • Lecturer in higher education
  • Researcher (PhD)
  • Manager / policy maker

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Movement Analysis
  • Pain, Body & Mind
  • Research Methodolgy
  • Challenges in Musculoskeletal Health 
  • Translational research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT




On Campus

Academic requirements

GMAT admission requirements GMAT

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

First, to gain admission to the programme we require sufficient knowledge and insight on clinical reasoning. Applicants have successfully completed one of the following Bachelor of Science programmes meet this requirement:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational or exercise therapy (Cesar Mensendieck)
  • Medicine

Secondly, sufficient knowledge on basic mathematical and analytical skills are required to successfully complete our academic Master programme.

If you are applying for one of our English-taught Master's degree programmes you will have to demonstrate sufficient English language proficiency by submitting English test results.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16830 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16830 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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