Master Cardiovascular Research

Is it your dream to start a career in cardiovascular sciences? Maybe the accredited master cardiovascular Research is something for you! A Master’s in Cardiovascular Research at the VUmc School of Medical Sciences enables you to work in the field of cardiovascular research at a university, a research institute or a pharmaceutical or biotech company in the Netherlands or abroad. The majority of our graduates make a smooth transition to an international PhD program.

During this two-year international master program, you learn all about the cardiovascular field, including the pathophysiology of the heart and the clinical aspects of cardiovascular diseases. This master offers students a challenging compulsory program and a choice of specialized Master’s courses, which prepares master students for their research internships at labs at the Amsterdam UMC and at renowned institutes abroad. The program has been rated as one of the best Master's programs in the Netherlands in Keuzegids Masters 2019!

Visit the VU Faculty of Medicine website for more information on the Cardiovascular Research master. 

Are you interested in the mission and vision of dr. Warner (Dop) Simonides (the program director) and dr. Miriam van Strien (program coordinator)? And do you want to know what our master students think of our Cardiovascular Research master? Read the interviews here.

Contact information
Miriam E. van Strien, PhD.
Coordinator Master Cardiovascular Research
VU University Medical Center
Van der Boechorststraat 7 – J275
1081 BT Amsterdam
Tel: +31 20 44 46345