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Masters in Human Movement Sciences: Sport, Exercise and Health (RM)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Virtual open day
Virtual open day
Start dates
15,420 EUR
September 2021

15,420 EUR
September 2022

15,420 EUR
September 2023

Program description

Masters in Human Movement Sciences: Sport, Exercise and Health (RM)

This Research Master’s is a multidisciplinary program covers the whole spectrum of human movement sciences, from molecular biology to cognitive neuroscience and human motor behavior. Admitting a maximum of thirty students per year, the program guarantees plenty of scope for in-depth discussions and personal attention.

The highly qualified researchers and lecturers and excellent lab facilities provide a stimulating setting that will prepare you for a career in top-level scientific research in sport, healthcare or more fundamental aspects of human movement.

Structure of the Health RM Program

You can only take this two-year Research Master’s program on a full-time basis. The first year is dedicated to preparing you for scientific research, providing a thorough background in sport, rehabilitation and regenerative medicine, alongside training in state-of-the-art research methods and advanced statistics.

You can customize your own profile, with a focus on sport, health, fundamental aspects of human movement or research methods. Since extensive experience in high-quality research is indispensable for a scientific career, the entire second year is reserved for your research internship.

VU aims to produce first-class projects that result in scientific publications and we will help you find a project that suits your interests, either at our department or with another leading institute in the Netherlands or abroad. Successful completion of the program results in an internationally recognized Master of Science degree (MSc).

Admission requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in relevant field from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent.
  • Motivation, background and personality (motivation letter, CV and personal reference)
  • Proof of sufficient proficiency in English.

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Tuition fees

  • EU-EER students fee: € 2,168
  • NON-EU students fee: € 15,420


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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Welcome to Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (‘VU Amsterdam’) is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880. The university offers over 175 English-taught programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level to more than 26,000 students from all over the world. Students and staff...

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Why study at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

With more than 24,000 students, of which 4,088 are international, VU Amsterdam conducts cutting-edge research into problems of societal and scientific importance.

They distinguish themselves in research and education through four interdisciplinary themes:

  • Human Health and Life Sciences
  • Science for Sustainability
  • Connected World
  • Governance for Society

As a student this will help you to look beyond the boundaries of scientific disciplines, and to seek for tangible solutions for a better world.

In addition, VU Amsterdam regards diversity, whether in culture, conviction, nationality or prior education, as source of innovation and progress, and hence as special strength.

The Dutch higher education system has been ranked in the top 10 by Universitas 21. In the first Times Higher Education University Impact Ranking, VU Amsterdam is ranked 16th worldwide. In this ranking, universities are assessed based on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in order to measure the impact of the universities on society. In the Academic Ranking of World Universities 2018 (Shanghai Ranking) VU Amsterdam holds the 104th position. The international QS World University ranking 2021 places the Vrije Universiteit at number 236 in the world, which means the Vrije Universiteit belongs to the top 20% of the world.

At VU Amsterdam, the teaching style can be described as student-centred: they encourage students to develop their own opinions through independent and creative thinking. This means that teaching is mainly conducted in small tutorials, where interactivity is the norm rather than the exception. At every opportunity, students are encouraged to engage in constructive dialogue with their professors.

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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