The essence of human beings and health
If you want to explore the very essence of human beings, to understand the biology of the healthy human body and the onset of disease, then Biomedical Sciences is the programme for you. You will learn about human biology, and how to apply this knowledge in scientific research to medical issues surrounding health and disease. There are still so many diseases and conditions for which we have no solutions. So it is all the more important for us to expand our knowledge of how exactly our body works. Accordingly, you will study this at every level, from molecules to human populations.
Looking further as a biomedical scientist
VU Amsterdam means looking further. In addition to your training as an academic expert in human biology and in molecular biology, you will also learn how to examine biomedical issues using a multidisciplinary approach. Based on Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam’s Human Health & Life Sciences theme, you will develop both the biological knowledge and applied skills that you will need, as a biomedical scientist, to make a difference at the cutting edge of biomedical science.
SPECIFIC ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
To be eligible for the program you need tohave a pre-university school diploma (Dutch VWO-level or equivalent), including biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics (or demonstrable pre-knowledge at Dutch VWO-level in all four areas). Furthermore, candidates must meet English proficiency requirements.