After the first year of research, you can make your degree your own by choosing either a future in research, or in a field more directly tied to society. Those latter fields include International Public Health, Science Communication, Science in Society or Education – Teaching Biology (Dutch only).
In this Biomedical Sciences - Infectious diseases programme from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you gain a broad understanding of the biology of pathogenic organisms and the interaction between pathogens and their hosts.
You will gain the ability to conduct scientific research in the field of medical microbiology and to critically assess the results of microbial research. You will also choose a specialisation in one of the subjects within the field of infectious diseases.
Having completed the Master's programme in Biomedical Sciences, your career prospects are promising.The research-oriented specialisations will enable you to embark on a career in research. The specialisation in International Public Health will equip you for a career as scientific researcher, policymaker, advisor or manager in the field of international public health at a university, research institute, government ministry, industry, non-governmental or international organisation.
Programme StructureThe programme consists of:
- Several specialisations, each including compulsory courses
- Three compulsory courses
- Elective courses (nr. of EC depends on combination of specialisations)
- First internship
- Second internship
- Literature thesis
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
The next VU Online Master's Event will take place on Saturday 5 March.
DisciplinesBio & Biomedical Engineering Biomedicine Human Medicine View 23 other Masters in Bio & Biomedical Engineering in Netherlands
- The Biomedical Sciences 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 Sciences Master’s programme, you will need to have at least a Bachelor’s of Science 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's 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).
International15500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15500 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2209 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Amsterdam
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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