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Qualitative Health (Education) Research - PGCert

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Program facts

  • Program type Postgraduate certificate
  • Duration 1 month
  • Tuition fees per year 1,150 EUR
  • Language taught in English
  • Start date July, August

Program Overview

What Vrije Amsterdam Summer School says about their program:
"When you think of healthcare research, randomized controlled trials, numbers, calculations, and p-values might spring to mind. But did you know there is a different way to do research? In qualitative health (education) research, the experiences, opinions, behaviours, and feelings of patients, healthcare professionals, medical educators, and students are the main topics of interest. Qualitative research focuses on why humans behave in certain ways and on how behavioural mechanisms work. As a qualitative researcher, your own experience and intuition play an important part in your work, which is reflected in the process of gathering and analysing data. However, when you embark on your qualitative research journey, you could be dazzled and overwhelmed by the many options available to you. In this summer school course, you will find out more about qualitative research and become acquainted with a few specific approaches."

Admissions requirements

Please see below the admissions criteria required in order to apply at Vrije Amsterdam Summer School.

Not necessary to provide proof of English. The institution expects that students have a sufficient level of English to enroll.

  • Motivation letter

    Describe your motivation for the specific course(s) you apply for

  • Curriculum Vitae/Résumé

  • Transcript of records (a print screen of your most recent grades is sufficient and needs to include your name and the name of your University).

  • Programs are taught at bachelor's, advanced bachelor's and master's level, and are suitable for students as well as for PhD staff and professionals. Some programs are offered at both bachelor's and master's level. While submitting your application you are able to select the level.

  • The following entry requirements are set:

  • Bachelor's

    at least enrolled in 1st year of bachelor's studies

  • Advanced bachelor's

    at least enrolled in 2nd year of bachelor's studies

  • Master's

    at least enrolled in final year of bachelor's studies - professionals need to have a bachelor's diploma

Program dates: July 8th - August 19th

Fees and funding

VU Amsterdam Summer School offers three kinds of scholarships: the Academic Scholarship, the Photographer Scholarship and the Vlogger/Videographer Scholarship.

Three scholarships available:

  • Academic excellence scholarship
  • Photographer scholarship
  • Vlogger scholarship

Visa requirements for Vrije Amsterdam Summer School

Many international students will require a visa to study in the Netherlands, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.