Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Sciences (Master Degree)

the Netherlands

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The award
Master Degree

How long you will study
1 Years

Domestic course fees
EUR 2143 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 16630 per year

All study options

About Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Sciences at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Musculoskeletal disorders generally lead to pain and restricted mobility. They are the leading cause for functional disabilities and physiotherapy treatment.

Scientific research on musculoskeletal health and clinical treatment has increased exponentially over the last 15 years. By learning to conduct clinical research yourself, as a clinician or therapist you will better understand and value the possibilities, limitations, and results of scientific evidence from clinical research as well as its translation into clinical practice.

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 awardMaster DegreeHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study1 year
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesEUR 2143 per yearInternational course feesEUR 16630 per year

Entry requirements

To gain admission to the programme we have 3 requirements:

First, to gain admission to the programme we require sufficient knowledge and insight on clinical reasoning. Applicants who a successfully completed the following Bachelor of Science programmes meet this requirement:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational or exercise therapy (Cesar Mensendieck)
  • Medicine

Second, sufficient knowledge on basic mathematical and analytical skills are required to successfully complete our academic Master programme. This requirement can be met in either of the following ways:

  • By successfully completing an academic Bachelor of Science programme, equivalent to the academic level in the Netherlands.
  • By successfully completing courses on mathematical and analytical skills at an academic level. The Admission Board will determine whether the courses taken are of a sufficient level.
  • By completing a GMAT test. For admission, a minimum score of 300 is required to be eligible for admission. Note that successful students of the master's programme Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Sciences typically have a GMAT score of at least 450. If your score is between 300-450, we therefore advise you to follow an additional educational programme to meet the required mathematical and analytical standards. Please note that it takes time to make a GMAT test and to receive the results! On average, the process will take you three months. The cost of this test is approximately 250 US Dollar.

Third, VU Amsterdam requires all applicants for a Master's programme, taught in English, to have a sufficient level of English proficiency. Therefore all apllicants have to to take an English language test and need to submit their score as part of their application.

An exception is made for:

  • Dutch students who have obtained a VWO degree
  • Students that have completed their education in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia

General English language proficiency requirements

VU Amsterdam requires all applicants to take an English test. You can, however, begin your application without having the test results. Exceptions are made for students who have completed a bachelor or master in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia.

The minimum English language proficiency requirements for admission to this master programme are:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall
  • TOEFL Internet-based test: 92 overall
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): A, B, C
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): A, B, C

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