Cancer is a major health problem in modern-day society and is one that demands the attention of the scientific community. The Master's programme in Oncology provides training for biomedical life science students to become qualified researchers, capable of making distinctive contributions to the improved diagnosis and treatment of cancer in the near future.
The Academic Medical Centre and the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) have collaborated with the University of Amsterdam (UvA) to create a Master's programme that offers students a comprehensive introduction to contemporary cancer research.
The Master's programme in Oncology covers topics such as basic cell and molecular biology, genetics, development of novel strategies for cancer diagnosis and treatment, proof of principle as well as studies in model systems and clinical trials. Students acquire practical experience by conducting research in laboratories and gain a sound theoretical background through a combination of regular group meetings with qualified researchers and courses taught by leading scientists in the field. The ultimate objective for students in this programme is to translate basic science into clinical practice.
The programme is looking for students who: