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Human Movement Sciences - Sport, Exercise and Health (Research Master)

24 months
15610 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Human Movement Sciences - Sport, Exercise and Health (Research Master) programme offered at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam integrates fundamental scientific research with relevant questions from clinical and sports practice. 


The Human Movement Sciences - Sport, Exercise and Health (Research Master) programme offered at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has close ties with the Amsterdam Movement Sciences (AMS) institute, which contributes to the strong research focus and relevance of the course content.

This Research Master's is a selective programme, with up to 30 highly motivated students per year. That means you’ll benefit from interactive lectures and small-scale teaching sessions.

The first year prepares you for scientific research. It also allows you to choose your own combination of courses to tailor your programme. Your second year is devoted to conducting a research project of your choice. Throughout the programme, you’ll gain hands-on experience across the full empirical scientific research cycle.

Career prospects

After completion of the programme, graduates are qualified to work as well-versed researchers with an independent work attitude, capable of successfully completing a PhD trajectory if aiming for a career in academia, or contributing to R&D in industry or other non-academic institutions. They can tackle timely research questions in the multidisciplinary realm of human movement sciences as well as in fundamental and applied clinical disciplines.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Exercise and Clinical Immunology
  • Neurosciences
  • Scientific Communication
  • Treating Locomotor Disease
  • 3D-Kinematics
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Advanced Methodology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The next VU Online Master's Event will take place on Saturday 5 March.


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • 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

The general requirements for admission to the Research Master's programme are:

  • A relevant Bachelor's degree, including a Bachelor research project.
  • Highly motivated.
  • Strong interest in and aptitude for research, demonstrated during your Bachelor’s.
  • Proficiency in English
  • Good grades ‐ a GPA of 7.5 (out of 10) or higher (or the international equivalent, e.g. a B+ or a  GPA of 3.3) and an 8.0 or higher for your final thesis.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15610 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15610 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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