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Biomedical Technology and Physics (Medical Natural Sciences)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Master Postgraduate Amsterdam

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Health care, social services and care services
Course summary Create the future of high-tech healthcare! Translate fundamental research into biomedical engineering solutions. The Master's in Biomedical Technology and Physics combines Medical Physics, Biophysics
Course description Ready to meet tomorrow's complex medical challenges and approaches? Biomedical Technology and Physics (f.k.a. Medical Natural Sciences) is a collaboration between the researchers of the Science department of VU and the medical centers VUmc and AMC (together Amsterdam UMC). This combination will teach you how to translate research into the fundamentals of physics, biology and chemistry into innovative solutions for healthcare. A multidisciplinary background like this will equip you perfectly for tomorrow's approaches to medical research, in all their complexity. You will have approximately one year of courses and one year of internships. Each period you have the option to choose 2 out of 3 offered courses, aimed to deepen your physical knowledge, to learn about modeling and image processing, electronics, or about entrepreneurship. You will learn of modern day clinical practice, problems and technologies, a/o by a series of lectures offered by clinicians. You can choose for a more fundamental biophysical direction or for a more clinically applied direction. An important part of the master is the internships in the research groups at the Amsterdam UMC or at the VU.
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ECTS credits 120.00
Duration 24 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes colloquium, computer exercise, excursion, group assignment, lecture, individual assignment, laboratory work, literature study, oral presentation, research, research project, research proposal, poster presentation, practicum, project, internship, tutorial, working group, self study
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About the institution

Department faculteit Bètawetenschappen
Information about the institution Ever since it was founded in 1880, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam has been known for its distinctive approach to knowledge. VU is an open organization, strongly linked to people and society.


Admission requirements
  1. Academic writing skill is to be demonstrated by submitting a thesis.
  2. A transcript of the marks obtained during the Bachelor's programme
  3. VU Amsterdam requires all applicants to take an English test and to submit their score as a part of the application. Exceptions are made for students who have completed their education in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia or who have obtained an international Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate diploma.
  4. Letter of motivation & CV
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6.5
TOEFL computer based 237
TOEFL internet based 92
TOEFL paper based 580
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Duration 24 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2019 1 Jun 2019 1 Apr 2019
1 Sep 2020 1 Jun 2020 1 Apr 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 2083n.a.n.a.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


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