Global Health - Research, M.Res. | Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam | Amsterdam, Netherlands
24 months
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16450 EUR/year
2530 EUR/year
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About

On this Global Health - Research MRes course from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam you will explore latest developments regarding topics such as infectious and chronic diseases, child and elderly care, and the financial burden of healthcare costs. 

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Overview

Do you want to learn how to analyse global health problems and develop solutions? Do you want to contribute to better and more equitable health for all? During the research master’s in Global Health, you will study cross-cutting aspects of health problems and healthcare systems with students from all over the world. You will explore latest developments regarding topics such as infectious and chronic diseases, child and elderly care, and the financial burden of healthcare costs. You will learn to apply inter- and transdisciplinary approaches and a wide range of qualitative and quantitative research methods. And you will gain experience in designing, implementing and ‘measuring’ interventions that address complex health challenges.

Future

Employers recognise that Global Health graduates from VU Amsterdam are adept at the skills required to face global health challenges, such as:

  •  critically assessing research designs and research proposals
  •  designing, implementing and ‘measuring’ interventions that address complex health challenges
  •  analysing and comparing different healthcare systems
  •  bringing together a variety of stakeholders to generate innovative solutions

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Global Health Interventions
  • Research Methods in Global Health
  • Academic Writing for Global Health
  • International Comparative Analyses of Health Care Systems
  • Research Project Global Health
  • Addressing Disease Burden in a Global Context
    • Advanced Methodology ILA in Global Health
    • Ethics in Global Health
    • Governance for Global Health
    • Writing Research Grant Proposal
    • Global Health Master Thesis

    Key information

    Duration

    • Full-time
      • 24 months

    Start dates & application deadlines

    Credits

    120 ECTS

    Delivered

    On Campus

    Academic requirements

    GPA admission requirements GPA
    3

    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

    • A Bachelor’s degree in one of the disciplines linked to Global Health  with basic knowledge of epidemiology/statistics (preferably at least 6 ECTS). 
    • A GPA of 3.0 or higher. For non-EU students, the transcript and the quality of the Bachelor’s program are evaluated by the VU International Office.
    • Motivation letter stating the reasons for applying for this Research Masters
    • Comprehensive CV with a list of extra-curricular activities focusing on social responsibility, e.g. volunteer work or other activities showing the social qualities of the student. 
    • One recommendation letter (preferably from the supervisor of the bachelor thesis or internship).
    • A sufficient score on the web-based entry examination. Examination consists of an open essay question regarding a video discussing the aspects of Global Health and some scientific literature readings. 

    Tuition Fee

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    • International

      16450 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 16450 EUR per year during 24 months.
    • EU/EEA

      2530 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 2530 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.

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    4000 USD
    Deadline
    20 Dec 2025
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    1000000 INR
    Deadline
    Anytime
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    3500 USD
    Deadline
    15 Nov 2024
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    Independent provider
    Grant
    1000 USD
    Deadline
    30 Nov 2024
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    Grant
    1000 USD
    Deadline
    30 Nov 2024
    The Smooth Movers Scholarship
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    The Smooth Movers
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    Various benefits
    Deadline
    14 Oct 2024
    Fulbright U.S. Student Program
    Merit-based Need-based

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    Grant
    1500 USD
    Deadline
    Not specified
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    Various benefits
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    33600 EUR
    Deadline
    01 Jul 2024
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    3000 USD
    Deadline
    30 Jun 2024
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    Various benefits
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    7000 USD
    Deadline
    24 Apr 2025
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    5000 USD
    Deadline
    25 Aug 2024
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    5000 CAD
    Deadline
    31 Dec 2024
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    90000 AUD
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    3000 USD
    Deadline
    31 Dec 2025
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    12000 USD
    Deadline
    30 Nov 2024
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    10000 USD
    Deadline
    31 Jul 2024
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    8000 EUR
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    Independent provider
    Grant
    3500 USD
    Deadline
    15 Nov 2024
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    3000 USD
    Deadline
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    2000 USD
    Deadline
    31 Jul 2024
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    2000 USD
    Deadline
    20 Aug 2024
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    1000 USD
    Deadline
    31 Aug 2024
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    1000 USD
    Deadline
    10 Dec 2024
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    1000 USD
    Deadline
    31 Oct 2024
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    31 Aug 2024
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    1000 USD
    Deadline
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    Deadline
    31 Oct 2024
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    55 GBP
    Deadline
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