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The award
MSc

How long you will study
24 months

Domestic course fees
EUR 2060

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 14350

All study options

About Human Movement Sciences at University of Groningen

How does the nervous system control voluntary movement? What are the benefits of exercise? And are these things the same for all people? Find out in this programme.

The two-year Master's programme is meant for students who arefascinated by the complexity of human movement. You will studyhuman movement from multiple perspectives, using theories fromMedicine, Biology, Mathematics and Behavioural Sciences.
In this programme, you will acquire an advanced theoreticalunderstanding of human movement. You will also gain research skillsand professional skills, learning to apply your knowledge in apractical setting.
The programme has two central themes. In 'motor function andcognition in healthy ageing' you will explore how physical activityand innovative solutions can prevent chronic diseases, and preservecognitive function. You will also study slow aging. In'rehabilitation and functional recovery' you will improve yourunderstanding of impaired movement and the restoration offunctioning in rehabilitation practices.
It is possible to do a crossover between the Master's programmes inHuman Movement Sciences and Sport Sciences.

How does the nervous system control voluntary movement? What are the benefits of exercise? And are these things the same for all people? Find out in this programme.

**TOPRATED PROGRAMME 2017!**

The two-year Master's programme is meant for students who arefascinated by the complexity of human movement. You will studyhuman movement from multiple perspectives, using theories fromMedicine, Biology, Mathematics and Behavioural Sciences.
In this programme, you will acquire an advanced theoreticalunderstanding of human movement. You will also gain research skillsand professional skills, learning to apply your knowledge in apractical setting.
The programme has two central themes. In 'motor function andcognition in healthy ageing' you will explore how physical activityand innovative solutions can prevent chronic diseases, and preservecognitive function. You will also study slow aging. In'rehabilitation and functional recovery' you will improve yourunderstanding of impaired movement and the restoration offunctioning in rehabilitation practices.
It is possible to do a crossover between the Master's programmes inHuman MovementSciences and Sport Sciences.

After your studies

Job prospects

After graduation, you can continue your academic career in a PhDtrajectory or perform research at health care research institutes.In addition, you can consult at rehabilitation centres, hospitalsand specialized care facilities. It is also possible to evaluate and develop ergonomic or orthopaedic products or to develop healthand welfare policies for government agencies. With a teacher'scertificate you can work as a lecturer in education.

After graduation, you can continue your academic career in a PhDtrajectory or perform research at health care research institutes.In addition, you can consult at rehabilitation centres, hospitalsand specialized care facilities. It is also possible to evaluate and develop ergonomic or orthopaedic products or to develop healthand welfare policies for government agencies. With a teacher'scertificate you can work as a lecturer in education.

Job examples

  • Researcher

    Study for a PhD or perform research at health care researchcenters

  • Consultant

    Consult at rehabilitation centers, hospitals, or specializedcare facilities

  • Teacher/lecturer

    Teacher/Lecturer of health and exercise science in HigherEducation

  • Policy Officer

    Develop health and welfare policies for government agencies

  • Developer

    Evaluate and develop ergonomic or orthopedic products in/oroutside industry

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Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMScHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study24 months
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2060International course feesEUR 14350

Notes about fees for this course

EU/EEA

€ 2060 per year

non-EU/EEA

€ 14350 per year

Entry requirements

Bachelor-Master connections

Study programmeOrganizationTransition
Human Movement SciencesUniversity of GroningenNo additional requirements
Teacher Education in Physical EducationHanze University Groningen, University ofApplied SciencesDeficiency program with a maximum of 60 EC
PsychologyAll Research universitiesDeficiency program with a maximum of 30 EC
Biomedische WetenschappenAll Research universities

Deficiency program with a maximum of 30 EC

Additional requirements:
  • additional subject
Health SciencesAll Research universities

Deficiency program with a maximum of 30 EC

Additional requirements:
  • additional subject
Pharmaceutical SciencesAll Research universitiesDeficiency program
Sports, Health and ManagementHanze University Groningen, University ofApplied SciencesDeficiency program with a maximum of 60 EC
Human Movement SciencesVU University AmsterdamNo additional requirements
Human Kinetic TechnologyAll Universities of applied sciencesDeficiency program with a maximum of 60 EC
Opleiding voor ErgotherapieAll Universities of applied sciencesDeficiency program with a maximum of 60 EC
PhysiotherapyHanze University Groningen, University ofApplied SciencesDeficiency program with a maximum of 60 EC
BiologyAll Research universitiesDeficiency program with a maximum of 30 EC
Liberal Arts and SciencesUniversity of Groningen

Deficiency program with a maximum of 30 EC

Additional requirements:
  • knowledge minimum
  • additional subject
More information:

0-30 EC if you followed enough courses in the biomedicalfield.

Clinical TechnologyUniversity of TwenteDeficiency program with a maximum of 60 EC
MedicineUniversity of GroningenDeficiency program with a maximum of 60 EC
DentistryUniversity of GroningenDeficiency program with a maximum of 60 EC

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
previous education

Entree requirements are:

  • a bachelor degree (bachelor of science) in Human MovementSciences or a related field (e.g. Sport and Exercise Sciences,Kinesiology, etc)
  • or education and experience on a comparable level (includingprofound knowledge of research methods, statistics and academicwriting)**
  • preferably high school degree with English, Mathematics,Physics, and Biology being part of the exam (up until lastyear)
  • ** The Admissions Office will advise the Admissions Board onyour application, after which the board will decide if you meet theadmission requirements in terms of general level of previouseducation and specific background knowledge.

Admission requirements

Specific requirementsMore information
previous education

Entree requirements are:

  • A Bachelor degree in Human Movement Sciences or a related field(WO)
  • OR A Bachelor degree in a related field of applied sciences(HBO; e.g., physiotherapy, occupational therapy, sport studies,human movement technology, Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy(MIRT))
  • OR education and experience on a comparable level(1)
  • AND high school degree (VWO, or HAVO for HBO students) withEnglish, Mathematics, Physics, and Biology being part of theexam(2)

(1) The Admission Board may decide (if necessary) whether you can apply and/ or you need to improve knowledge or skills incertain areas. (2) If English, Mathematics, Physics, and/or Biologyhaven't been part of the VWO or Havo exam, it is required that youfirst pass the 'preliminary exams' at the CCVX. Formore information visit the website: www.ccvx.nl

written request

Please contact study-advisor Ms. Corien Plaggenmarsch (studieadviseur-bw@umcg.nl)when:

  • you want to know if you are admissible
  • you are a HBO-student and want to receive the pre-masterprogramme and the application form
  • you have questions

Language requirements

ExamMinimum score
CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced)C1
CPE (Cambridge English: Proficiency)C1
IELTS overall band6.5
IELTS listening6
IELTS reading6
IELTS writing6
IELTS speaking6
TOEFL paper based580
TOEFL computer based237
TOEFL internet based92

What students think about University of Groningen

    If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    Ana Quintana, Mexico, Strategic Innovation Management

    I gained a Bachelor's degree in Management & Marketing in Mexico City before I came to the Netherlands to undertake my Master's programme. During my Bachelor's studies, I spent a semester in Canada and I wanted to expand my international (study) experiences before starting work. I was keen to focus on innovation which is not usually offered in Mexico hence the combination of Innovation and Strategy in one programme directed me to Groningen.

    My Master's thesis dealt with Innovation in family businesses and I now benefit from the intense research modules offered during the programme. Now I am working as a Promotion Manager in charge of the several customer loyalty programs offered by one of Mexico's biggest hotel chains. Although the Master's program was rather theoretical, I feel that it prepared me very well for my current job. 

    There was nothing about Groningen that I did not like: the city is just beautiful. I especially enjoyed going everywhere by bike, the variety of offers for students and, of course, the Queensday (now Kings Day) celebrations. Groningen has everything to make (foreign) students feel at home.

    Looking back a year after my return to Mexico, I feel that I especially enjoyed getting to know Dutch culture. In addition, the courses offered and the beauty of the city made my stay in Groningen an unforgettable experience. If I had to choose a Master's programme again, I would be on a flight to Groningen.

    I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law

    Lejla Terzimehic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Global Criminal Law

    Thanks to the European Commission Scholarship and the Talent Grant from the University of Groningen, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand my knowledge in the field of law that I am most passionate about, at one of the oldest and most prestigious European universities.

    Being very intellectually challenging, the master programme truly met my expectations. Sharing knowledge with my colleagues, all coming from different legal traditions, and learning from inspiring professors enriched me with the skills I hadn't attained during my previous education.

    What I found to be the most beneficial is that the Dutch education system which, taught us to develop a critical opinion on law-related issues. Moreover, this master programme had a unique approach in tackling controversial contemporary legal issues. Due to its strong comparative emphasis, it encouraged us to keep at constant track with our national law, which is of a huge significance.

    Both the master and a 6-month long internship at the International Criminal Tribunal for The Former Yugoslavia strengthened my belief in Justice. Furthermore, besides this academic benefit, I believe that studying abroad unequivocally broadens our horizons and tests prejudices we even are not aware of.

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