You can create your own Master’s programme of 120 European Credits (EC). The components of the programme can be followed in any given order.
Major research project, theoretical courses, and writing assignment are focused on the cardiovascular research field. The profile and elective component can be used to either further specialise yourself as a cardiovascular expert, or to broaden your horizon within the Life Sciences field.
All credits mentioned under more information are in EC (European Credits), where 1.5 EC is equivalent with 40 hours of work.
You will spend ten weeks completing compulsory theoretical courses.
Electives enable you to increase your knowledge within your field of interest or (in part) to address educational deficiencies.
Students are required to complete a major research project.
As part of your study programme you have to select one out of 9 profiles, to deepen your education in a specific field. You can choose between either a Research- or a Science profile.
- Research profiles (4): focus on in depth research skills and aim to deepen your experience in a research field, by being part of a research group. The General Research Profile (new) is a flexible profile, consisting of both practical work and courses. The exact division you tailor yourself. The profiles in Applied Data Science, Bioinformatics or Complex Systems offer an interdisciplinary approach, in which you combine courses with a project or assignment on a specific topic/field.
- Science profiles (5): focus on broader skills and have a practical approach. Science Communication and Education consist of theoretical courses followed by practical work in the specific field. The Management profile combines skills in the life sciences with courses in business and economics. Life Science and Society (new) and Translational Sciences (new), are profiles with a capstone project throughout the profiles, supplemented with (compulsory) courses. This will give you a broader view on the life science to society and how to translate problems (and solutions) to society.
During the course of the Master’s programme, you are required to attend the Introducing Life Sciences week, at least seven Life Sciences seminars, and three workshops of the Navigation Towards Personal Excellence programme.
This writing assignment may consist of either a clear and thorough overview of recent literature, concluded by an in-depth discussion, or a PhD grant proposal.
The course part of this programme consists of the following courses.
- Kick off Cardiovascular Health & Disease (mandatory)
- Biomolecular and Cellular Cardiology
- Cardiac Regenerative Medicine
- Cardiovascular Immunology
- Thrombosis and Haemostasis
- Vascularized Tissue Engineering
- Academic Writing (online course)
- Basics of Biostatistics
- Better Science with less animal experimentation
- Bio-inspired Essentials
- Bio-tech-med Interdisciplinary Team Training (BITT Project)
- Career orientation and Professional Skills Training
- Communicating Life Sciences
- English for Academic Purposes (online course)
- Essentials of Neuroscience
- Fundamentals of Biofabrication (online course)
- History of Medicine
- Introduction to Designing & Teaching in higher education
- Laboratory Animal Sciences
- Career orientation & Professional Skills Training
- Online course Radiation protection - ELO on open sources
- Philosophy of Neuroscience
- Science and Society
- Thematic Interdisciplinary Challenge
- Vascularized Tissue Engineering Online Course
- Internships (research projects and profiles)
- Writing assignment
In general research projects are assessed using the following criteria:
- Research and academic competences (60%)
- Written report (30%)
- Presentation (10 %)
The courses are taught in English.