Global Health

2 Jahre
1. September. (Studiengänge mit Studienbeginn Februar)
A Bachelor’s degree in one of the base disciplines of Global Health (e.g., Medical Biology, Health Sciences, Medical Anthropology, Medicine, Health-Economics, Health Management, Pharmacy, Medical Natural Sciences) with basic knowledge of epidemiology.
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Application deadline: 1 May (1 April if you want to use the housing options of the VU)
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Global Health: a complex challenge
New and emerging infectious diseases, changing disease patterns, rising costs of healthcare – these are problems that add complexity to the already considerable health challenges the world is facing today. Many diseases do not stop at national borders, and most health problems have social, political and economic impacts. The world is more than ever in need of a vision of health that spans the globe.

Global health is defined as the broad field of study, research and practice geared towards improving health and achieving equity in health. Global health researchers need transdisciplinary approaches. They need to cross disciplinary boundaries and interact with health professionals, patients and others to gain in-depth understanding of global health problems, and to set out cohesive and strategic action to solve these problems. In the Research Master’s in Global Health, you will embark on an intensive study of cross-cutting aspects of health systems. You will obtain the latest insights, as well as design and implement interventions and innovation strategies to address these health challenges.

PhD's and other research postings
This programme is the only research master in Global Health. The system’s perspective, and its associated transdisciplinary research will be the recurring theme throughout the programme; research tools, techniques, approaches and uses are an integral part of every course, culminating in the two research internships. Finally, using the latest knowledge and skills you acquired in the research master, you will have the opportunity to compose your own PhD research grant proposal in one of the courses towards the end of the second year.

Orientation towards a career and the labour market
The external traineeships and research projects help to prepare and familiarize students with the labour market. In addition, students get an introduction to the labour market during Business Days organized by NiBi (the Netherlands Institute for Biology). There are also seminars sponsored by trade and industry. More information on NiBi can be found on the Dutch website.

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Request up to five programs and select which information you wish to receive. After sending the request, you will get an email with a download link for your pdf brochure.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences
De Boelelaan 1085, room U-546
1081 HV Amsterdam

Mr. Andy Fekete
phone: +31 (0)20 59 87459


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