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Two-year Research Master's program that integrates fundamental scientific research with relevant questions from clinical and sports practice. You will be trained for a career in scientific research.

This multidisciplinary Research Master's program, stretches from molecular biology to cognitive neuroscience and human motor behaviour. The programme prepares students for a career in scientific research in the domains of sport, health, or more basic fundamental aspects of human movement.

The first year is dedicated to preparation for scientific research, providing a profound background in the domains of sport, rehabilitation, and regenerative medicine. In addition, you are trained in state-of-the-art research methods and advanced statistics. You can fine-tune your own profile, with a focus on sport, health, or more basic fundamental aspects of human movement. The second year is reserved for a research internship, to gain hands-on experience in all aspects of scientific research. The department offers ample possibilities for spending (part of the) internship abroad.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded an internationally recognized Master of Science degree (MSc) and you are all set to pursue a scientific career, typically starting with a PhD position. However, you will also be well equipped for other research-related positions.
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locatieAmsterdam
diplomaMSc Human Movement Sciences: Sport, Exercise & Health (research)
typeonderzoek, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60812
heeft geen numerus fixus
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Waarom aan de Amsterdam VU?

Unique two-year program focused on a career in scientific research. Each year a maximum of 30 students can be admitted. The programme stretches from molecular biology and tissue engineering to neurosciences and human motor behaviour. You will become acquainted with the latest theoretical developments and learn to apply advanced research methods. Teaching and research go hand in hand, as most lecturers are researchers associated with the MOVE Research Institute.

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Studieprogramma

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1e jaar The Research Master's is a two-year programme. Each year comprises 60 EC. The study load of most courses is 3 EC. The first year is dedicated to preparation for research. The programme comprises obligatory as well as optional courses. In addition, there are some possibilities to further attune the programme to your individual interests, for instance by including external courses.
2e jaar The second year is fully dedicated to a research internship of your own choice.

Onderwijs

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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

toelatingsgesprek
See the VU website for the complete application procedure. When you have applied for the Research Master's programme Human Movement Sciences, you will receive an email from the Department of Human Movement Sciences, asking for the following documents:

  • List of courses of your completed Bachelor's programme, including grades and credits (ECTS)
  • Description of courses that are relevant for Human Movement Sciences. Please use this form
  • Letter of Motivation (Please use this form)
  • Letter of recommendation (max 1 page).

After you have applied, the Department will contact you to check your particulars and to schedule an interview with the Admission board board of the Department of Human Movement Sciences. After the interview the Admission board will decide whether you can be admitted to the research master's programme. If you are not directly admissible, you can apply for the premaster's programme. If you are admitted to this programme, the Admission board will determine its content, based on your previous education.

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VU Amsterdam requires all applicants who have not completed their education in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia or who have not obtained an International Baccalaureate or European Baccalaureate diploma to take an English language test and to submit their score as part of their application. Please register for a recognized English language test e.g. IELTS, TOEFL or Cambridge Certificates CPE (with result A, B, or C) and CAE (with result A or B) as soon as possible.

vooropleiding
The general requirements for admission to the Research Master's programme are:

  • A relevant Bachelor's degree, including a bachelor research project.
  • Highly motivated.
  • Strong interest in and aptitude for research, demonstrated during your Bachelor's.
  • Proficiency in English.

motivatiebrief
Please describe your motivation for applying for this Research Master's programme. Address the following issues:

  • Why did you choose for this Research Master's programme and for VU Amsterdam?
  • What is your experience with this field / how does your interest in this field show?
  • Which subjects and subject areas are you most interested in and why?
  • How does this Research Master's programme connect to your career ambitions?

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estimated monthly costs

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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

studentaantallen

34 studenten volgen deze opleiding
56% daarvan is vrouw
3 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
33% daarvan is vrouw
22357 studenten aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
57% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

studievereniging

Vereniging in Beweging, VIB


Op kamers in Amsterdam

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

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Dym­phy van der Wilk
Rehabilitation research in Glasgow

In the first year of the Research Masters, emphasis is placed on learning how to conduct quality research and critiquing previously published studies. Key research fields taught within medical science lectures, such as neurology, cell biology, rehabilitation and sports sciences, provide a solid base for subsequent practical skill acquisition, during the second year research internship.

Experiencing a variety of disciplines really helped me in choosing the most interesting area for me (rehabilitation) in which I want to conduct future research...
Participants walk on a treadmill while six VICON camera's monitor and record their movements, enabling me to calculate offline; step length, how far their trunk moves forward per step and how far they place their front foot relative to the trunk per step. This allows detailed analyses of their gait symmetry which can aid in developing rehabilitation programs and/or prosthetic components, aiming at a more symmetrical walk which makes it easier for amputees to walk more naturally and decreases the risk of developing back pain.


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Robert Jan Bood
I enjoyed conducting research for a full year

Before starting the Research Master I had followed the Bachelor program of Human Movement Science. For me, the most interesting part of that programme was the research project at the end of the third year. Therefore I decided that I wanted to learn more about conducting research in this interesting field and I signed up for the Research Master's.

To me the best aspect of the first year of the Research Master's programme was that the courses provide a great overview of the research that is conducted within the field of human movement science and the MOVE institute...
The variation in the programme kept me very motivated. At one moment you are learning about state-of-the-art neuro-imaging techniques (Neurosciences) or your immune system during exercise (Exercise immunology), while at another instance you are studying how visual information is used when coordinating your steps during walking (practical Coordination dynamics).

In the second year I enjoyed the freedom of conducting my own research and learned a lot. I worked independently but received advice and technical support whenever needed. One year of research may seem long, but you actually need that much time to deal with all aspects of research, also those that you did not anticipate. After graduating, my supervisor appointed me as part-time research assistant at the Faculty of Human Movement Sciences. Since January 2013, my appointment has been upgraded to 'junior researcher' with the focus of my work being on validation and later implementation of a technical innovation for measuring gait adaptability.


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Starr Brown
Well-prepared for scientific research

As an American student, I chose to study at VU Amsterdam to be introduced to a scientific perspective outside of my own culture and I was impressed with the comprehensive list of courses offered within the Research Master's programme in Human Movement Sciences.

During my first year I took many courses that integrated fundamental scientific understanding with practical human movement related questions...
I am completing my own research project in which I am investigating the criteria by which the central nervous system controls the amount of body sway during upright standing. Through all phases of the research, I have applied knowledge and approaches learned during my first year. Going forward, as I apply for research positions, I feel confident that my education from VU Amsterdam makes me a strong candidate.


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Chiel van de Steeg
Research internship in Sydney

My name is Chiel and very soon I will receive my research master's degree in Human Movement Sciences, after 2 years and a bit. I've chosen for this research master's because of the combination of specialized courses and a full year (60 ECs) of research, which is unique to our faculty. The broad range of courses in the first year allows you to largely create your own curriculum in preparation of the research of your interest.

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I've chosen to spend my time in Sydney, Australia, to analyze and write about the experiment I conducted in Amsterdam, involving cortico-spinal interactions (more specifically: the synchronization between brain and muscle activity). In Sydney I was supervised by one of the members of the MOVE research institute. I got involved in his project via one of the lecturers of the research master's Neurosciences course. Of course I had an amazing time there, made lots of new friends and travelled around after writing up my thesis, before returning to the Netherlands to finish my master's.

Given my experiences I can only be very enthusiastic about research master's curriculum and the interesting field of human movement sciences!

Cheers!


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Es­ther Habers
Excellent basis for my current PhD project

Thanks to the Research Master's in Human Movement Sciences, I was well prepared for my current position as a PhD student at the Child Development and Exercise Centre at the Wilhelmina Children's Hospital in Utrecht. My current studies integrate fundamental scientific research with relevant questions from clinical practice, which was in fact also a central theme in the Research Master programme.

The courses in the first year of the Research Master allowed me to get acquainted with a broad range of interesting subjects in Human Movement Sciences...
Because the courses were taught by experts in those fields and in small groups, I experienced the lectures as very inspiring and personal. The one year Research Internship in the second year of the programme made it possible for me to gain experience in all aspects of scientific research. Together, these two years gave me an excellent basis for starting a scientific career.


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Nick Kluft
Experience the thrilling aspects of scientific research

After completion of the pre-master program of Human Movement Sciences, I decided that I wanted to extend my knowledge of the nature of the human movement by doing my own research. In my opinion the research master's programme of Human Movement Sciences would give me the right 'tools' to pursue my goal of being a proper researcher. In the first year of the programme I was exposed to a broad spectrum of research areas matching the research themes of the MOVE research institute.

This gave me the opportunity to make a well-informed choice for my activities in the next year...
For this reason, I chose to investigate brain activity (i.e. electroencephalography) during walking. During my internship I encountered various pitfalls of doing research, but with high quality tutoring of my supervisors I was able to accomplish the goals of the internship and to develop the skills I needed to conduct my own research. I enjoyed this process very much, and was still keen on doing scientific research and gaining more knowledge. Therefore I was happy that my response to a vacancy to become a PhD student was successful, as this implied that I will be working on my own PhD project (regarding 'the effect of over- and underestimation of abilities on gait and fall risk in elderly') for the next four years. Now that I am a PhD student, I am convinced the research master is the perfect programme for students who want to experience the thrilling aspects of becoming a researcher.


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Feiten en / studie in cijfers

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Studentoordelen

De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2017 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Human Movement Sciences: Sport, Exercise and Health (research) aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is beoordeeld door 24 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.2 uit 5.

Na de studie

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After completing the Research Master's, you will be all set to pursue a scientific career, typically starting with a PhD position. Indeed, about 80% of our alumni have taken up research positions. Of course, you will also be well equipped for other research-related positions, or a career as embedded scientist or knowledge broker in the fields of sports or health.
Students who decide not to embark on a scientific career after graduating, have good career prospects as well. For instance in ICT, movement-related technology, teaching in higher education, or research-related coordination and management.

If you are considering a future academic position, you might want to enhance your teaching skills as well. Each year, the department of Human Movement Sciences offers a limited number of students the opportunity to acquire an accreditation for teaching in Higher Education. This additional programme amounts to 24 EC that can be partially incorporated into your Research Master's programme.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

After completing the Research Master's, you will be all set to pursue a scientific career, typically starting with a PhD position. Indeed, about 80% of our alumni have taken up research positions. Of course, you will also be well equipped for other research-related positions, or a career as embedded scientist or knowledge broker in the fields of sports or health.
Students who decide not to embark on a scientific career after graduating, have good career prospects as well. For instance in ICT, movement-related technology, teaching in higher education, or research-related coordination and management.

If you are considering a future academic position, you might want to enhance your teaching skills as well. Each year, the department of Human Movement Sciences offers a limited number of students the opportunity to acquire an accreditation for teaching in Higher Education. This additional programme amounts to 24 EC that can be partially incorporated into your Research Master's programme.

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Contact

Prof. Dr. A. Daffertshofer

Information on specifics of the content of the programme

Floris Korbee

International student advisor

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Information on study related issues as courses, study programme and study choice

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Information on the content of the premaster's programme

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