WHY STUDY BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES?
The bachelor program Biomedical Sciences at VU Amsterdam uniquely combines fundamental research with clinically relevant topics. Studying health and disease go hand in hand, and you will receive training by both fundamental and clinical researchers who are experts in their field. This complementary approach to biomedical science is unique in the Netherlands. The program is characterized by a high number of practical courses and teaching is to a large extent organized in small-sized classes. Throughout the first year, these classes are supervised by a very enthusiastic group of qualified junior lecturers who will guide and mentor you.
STRUCTURE OF THE PROGRAM
The program starts in the first year with an introductory course in which you will get acquainted with the field of biomedical science and acquire basic academic competencies that you will further develop over the entire duration of the program. Courses offered in the first year cover basic concepts, such as genetics, cell biology, immunology, and evolutionary biology. In the second year, you will explore specialization areas in the biomedical sciences, such as neuroscience, medical pharmacology, and oncology. There is also lot of freedom to choose your own direction and broaden your horizon through elective courses offered in all years, a 30 EC minor in year 3, and a four-month practical internship in one of the many research or clinical departments at VU Amsterdam or VU Medical Center, or at another university or research institute of your choice.
YOUR FUTURE CAREER
Most bachelors of Biomedical Sciences who received their education at VU Amsterdam find their way in a master program at VU Amsterdam or any other Dutch or international university. Our bachelors are widely accepted in these programs and well appreciated for their fundamental scientific knowledge and general academic competences.
SPECIFIC ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
To be eligible for the program you need to have 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.
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Last updated September 24, 2018