Bachelor in Biomedical Sciences

General

Program Description

Discover what happens in the human body

How can we combat viruses? What happens in the brain when someone has a stroke? How do toxic substances affect different processes in the human body?

As a Biomedical Sciences student, you approach human biology from different levels: from the molecular level to that of entire populations. You learn not only about anatomy, biochemistry, and physiology, but also about the immune system and how everything interacts. You gain a solid theoretical basis as well as taking part in practicals from the very start of the program. You work in the lab, do experiments, and learn how to handle micro-organisms safely. 

The program is taught in English. And for good reason: biomedical researchers all over the world communicate with one another in English, and most biomedical research is published in English. In the first year, junior lecturers are available to answer any questions you might have about specific courses or your studies in general when at the same time they are supervising you during practicals and workgroups.

This program provides you with a great deal of research experience, including a four-month internship as part of a research group during your final year. For your internship, you might join an ongoing study on cancer, for example, or tuberculosis.

The start date of this program is September 1st.

Last updated Dec 2020

About the School

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880. The university offers over 175 English taught programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level to over ... Read More

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880. The university offers over 175 English taught programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level to over 26,000 students from all over the world. Students and staff of 122 nationalities create a dynamic international academic community. The University distinguishes itself in research and education through four interdisciplinary themes: Human Health and Life Sciences, Science for Sustainability, Connected World and Governance for Society. Curious about student life at VU Amsterdam? Click here to ask our International Student Ambassadors. Read less