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Human Movement Sciences 

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

M.Res. On Campus
24 months
15420 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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Are you fascinated by human movement and do you want to contribute to unravel its secrets? Do you want to advance your skills to provide answers to timely and urgent research questions? Are you interested in a career in research and development? Then the Research Master’s in Human Movement Sciences offered by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is the ideal programme for you! 

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The Research Master’s in Human Movement Sciences offered by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is aimed at integrating fundamental scientific research with relevant questions from clinical and sports practice. Grounded in the core themes of the Amsterdam Movement Sciences, the programme includes sport, rehabilitation, and regenerative medicine, with course topics stretching from molecular biology and neuroscience to exercise immunology and motor control. Apart from becoming well versed in these research domains, you will be trained in state-of-the-art research methods and advanced statistics.

Career prospects

  • After completing the Research Master’s, you will be all set to pursue a scientific career, be that in the academia as PhD-candidate or in an R&D environment elsewhere. 
  • Thus far, about 85% of our alumni have taken up research positions. You will also be well equipped for other research-related positions, or a career as embedded scientist or knowledge broker in the fields of sports or health. 
  • Students who decide not to embark on a scientific career after graduating, have good career prospects as well. For instance, in ICT, movement-related technology, teaching in higher education, or research-related coordination and management.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Exercise 
  • Immunology 
  • Concepts in Human 
  • Movement Sciences 
  • Energy Flow Models 
  • Maximal Neuromuscular performance 
  • Topics in Rehabilitation 
  • Neurosciences
  • Coordination Dynamics 
  • perceptual-motor Lea ming 
  • Training, Aging and Disuse Applied 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • EU/EEA or Dutch students: 1 June
  • Non-EU/EEA students who do not need a study visa and/or a residence permit: 1 June
  • Students who need a study visa and/or a residence permit: 1 April.




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

In order to gain admission to the Master’s programme Human Movement Sciences, you 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 EC or equivalent.

  • 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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15420 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15420 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Human Movement Sciences
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


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