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This master will equip you with the knowledge of the relevant research methods, needed to design and carry out high-quality research within the field of behaviour genetics and genetic epidemiology.

While the 20th century was the century of physics, we have now entered the century of the genome. Twin studies and more recently molecular genetic studies have highlighted the influence of our genetic code on our behaviour and health. To adequately understand and influence behaviour and health, we need to increase our understanding of the way our genes may play their part, by itself and in interaction with our environment. In choosing this research master you will take the first steps to become part of a new generation of talented researchers capable of contributing to the rapid spread of omics from curative medicine to wider applications in the health sciences involving prevention and care.

Opting for the research master's programme brings you into an inspiring research environment. The department of Biological Psychology is famous for its Netherlands Twin Register, an unique data repository, containing genetic and environmental information for more than 50,000 twin families, who are followed longitudinally and in addition to being taught by expert staff members, researchers from other institutes worldwide regularly visit to give lectures and workshops.
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locatieAmsterdam
diplomaMSc
typeonderzoek, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code 693
heeft geen numerus fixus
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Waarom aan de Amsterdam VU?

Unique study program
The research master Genes in Behaviour and Health is unique in the Netherlands and one of the few programmes worldwide to offer such as comprehensive master program in behaviour genetics, taught by internationally known experts who are active researches themselves. Teaching takes place in small groups, providing ample opportunities for interaction with the staff.
Active research environment
The teaching staff regularly publishes in leading international journals, and are actively involved in large international collaborations. Student internships are often an integral part of active academic projects and frequently contribute to a publication.

International orientation
All courses are taught in English and the programme aims to prepare students for an international (academic) career. Teaching staff is strongly internationally orientated and the Department regularly welcomes researchers from around the world who provide lectures and workshops, which can be attended by students. Students are encouraged to take one of their internships abroad.

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Studieprogramma

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opbouw
The Research Master Genes, Behaviour and Health consists of two years. Each year consists of 60 EC. Courses will be 6 EC courses, with the exception of the internships.
The research master Genes in Behaviour and Health is a two-year full time programme that will equip you with the knowledge and understanding of the relevant research methods to design and carry out high-quality research within the field of behaviour genetics and genetic epidemiology. In choosing this research master you will take the first steps to become part of a new generation of talented researchers capable of contributing to the rapid spread of omics from curative medicine to wider applications in the behavioural and health sciences involving prevention and care.

1e jaar In the first year you will attend the following courses:
  • Gene finding: GWA studies and their follow-up
  • Introduction to omics
  • Behavioural Genetics
  • Epigenomics and Sequencing in Behaviour and Health
  • Imaging and Cardiovascular Genetics
periode
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Introduction to Omics
Gene finding: GWA studies and their follow-up
Behavioural Genetics
Elective 1 keuzevak
Epigenomics and Sequencing in Behaviour and Health
Imaging and Cardiovascular Genetics
Internship 1 stage
24 EC
2e jaar In the second year you will attend the following courses:
  • Exposome and gene-environment interaction
  • Complex trait genetics
  • Personalised medicine in mental and physical health
  • Grant writing and science communication
periode
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Exposome and gene-environment interaction
Complex trait genetics
Personalised medicine in mental and physical health
Elective 2 keuzevak
Grant writing and science communication
Internship 2- MA thesis stage
30 EC

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
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afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
Students are encouraged to take one of their internships abroad.

Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 15 juli 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
1 september 2019
aanmelding deadline : 15 juli 2019
collegegeld nog niet bekend
toelatingseisen

erkende certificaten
Strong interest in and aptitude for research, demonstrated during your Bachelor's.
An active interest in research as demonstrated in research oriented courses, internships and/or thesis

cijfergemiddelde
Your average grade for your academic bachelor's is 7.5 or higher (or the international equivalent, e.g. a B+ or a GPA of 3.3). In its assessment, the admission board focuses at the grades obtained for courses on statistics, research methods, courses related to more biologically orientated courses (biological psychology, neuropsychology, neuroscience, genetics) and thesis.

cijferlijst
Your average grade for your academic bachelor's is 7.5 or higher (or the international equivalent, e.g. a B+ or a GPA of 3.3). In its assessment, the admission board focuses at the grades obtained for courses on statistics, research methods, courses related to more biologically orientated courses (biological psychology, neuropsychology, neuroscience, genetics) and thesis.

taaltoets
English language skills for those who did not follow earlier English-language education will need to be demonstrated, as reaching an IELTS score of 6.5, TOEFL paper-based test score of 580, a TOEFL Internet-based test score of 92-93 or Cambridge Advanced English classification of A , B or C.

vooropleiding
A relevant Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Health Sciences, Biomedical Sciences, Bioinformatics, Educational Science or a closely related subject area

motivatiebrief
Highly motivated as demonstrated by motivation letter.

inbegrepen in collegegeld
registration fee
examination

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
bedragkostenpost
424kamerhuur in Amsterdamboven landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1292totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

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Studenten en studentenleven

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22357 studenten aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
57% daarvan is vrouw
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Op kamers in Amsterdam

115129studenten studerend
47168studenten woonachtig   
€ 424gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
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bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

Na de studie

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The rapid growth of genetic knowledge and research has led to a great demand for people with the knowledge and skill to link genetics to human behaviour and wellbeing. Young researchers with knowledge on behavioural sciences, statistics, genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics and omics are very much needed in the growing and promising field of genetics.
This results in excellent career perspectives. Most graduates from the Research Master Genes in Behaviour and Health will continue to pursue a career in science and undertake a PhD at a university, either in the Netherlands or abroad. Others might get employed as a researcher at a national or international applied research institute. The RM program provides the upcoming academic researcher with the theoretical basis, methodological proficiency and research practice needed to pursue an academic research career. Outside academia, jobs may be found in biotechnology oriented top sectors focused on health or medical technology where graduates can work as consultants, researchers or big data analysists.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

With the completion of the Human Genome Project, scientists ushered in a new era for research. After sequencing nearly every gene in the human body, they now have a wealth of new tools and information to learn more about humans, and their fascinating behaviour, than ever before. This has led to a great demand for people with the knowledge and skill to link genetic information to human behaviour, so called behavioural geneticists.
This results in excellent career perspectives for our graduates. Young researchers with knowledge on behavioural sciences, statistics, genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics and omics are very much needed in the growing and promising field of genetics. Most graduates from the Research Master Genes in Behaviour and Health will continue to pursue a career in science and undertake a PhD at a university, either in the Netherlands or abroad. Others might get employed as a researcher at a national or international applied research institute. The RM program provides the upcoming academic researcher with the theoretical basis, methodological proficiency and research practice needed to pursue an academic research career. Outside academia, jobs may be found in biotechnology oriented top sectors focused on health or medical technology where graduates can work as consultants, researchers or big data analysists.

current job market

Potentiële beroepen

  • big data analysts
    Outside academia, jobs may be found in biotechnology oriented top sectors focused on health or medical technology where graduates can work as consultants, researchers or big data analysists.
  • consultant
  • researcher
bron: StudieData

Contact

Studiekeuze

Floris Korbee

International student advisor

General Questions
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