What will I learn?

The two-year Master's programme is meant for students who are fascinated by the complexity of human movement. You will study human movement from multiple perspectives, using theories from Medicine, Biology, Mathematics and Behavioural Sciences.
In this programme, you will acquire an advanced theoretical understanding of human movement. You will also gain research skills and professional skills, learning to apply your knowledge in a practical setting.
The programme has two central themes. In 'motor function and cognition in healthy ageing' you will explore how physical activity and innovative solutions can prevent chronic diseases, and preserve cognitive function. You will also study slow ageing. In 'rehabilitation and functional recovery' you will improve your understanding of impaired movement and the restoration of functioning in rehabilitation practices.

Why study this programme in Groningen?

  • Science-based multidisciplinary 2-year program
  • Provides academic, research, and applied/professional skills in ambitious academic medical research working environment
  • 100% English taught
  • Awarded 'Top Rated Programme' label (Higher Education Guide 2017)

Job prospects

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

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medical Sciences

Study options

Full Time (24 Months)

Tuition fees
€17,500.00 (US$ 20,738) per year
Application deadline

1 May 2021

More details

Start date

1 September 2021

Venue

University of Groningen

Broerstraat 5,

Groningen,

9712 CP, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have Bachelor's degree. Additional requirements English: A VWO diploma or a subject certificate for VWO English (mark 6 or higher), minimum requirement of TOEFL iBT 90 (with a minimum of 21 on all items), or IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 on all items). Language Centre English Test (LCET) level C1 (B2 for no more than two components). Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency with a minimum score of 180.

For international students

Bachelor degree (Bachelor of Science) in Human Movement Sciences or a related field (e.g. kinesiology, sport and exercise sciences, etc.). Or education and experience on a comparable level.

C1 Advanced (formerly CAE): C1

IELTS overall band: 6.5

IELTS listening: 6

IELTS reading: 6

IELTS writing: 6

IELTS speaking: 6

TOEFL paper based: 580

TOEFL computer based: 237

TOEFL internet based: 92

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