The aim of the first year is to get an understanding of the integration of the different biomedical sciences around biomedical issues, and to acquire advanced knowledge, skills and understanding in one of the disciplinary biomedical specialisations: Immunology, Neurobiology or Infectious Diseases. Deepening the disciplinary biomedical specialisations provides an in-depth understanding within the chosen discipline and includes a laboratory/experimental internship.
The aim of the second year is to broaden the knowledge, skills and understanding in either another biomedical discipline (Immunology, Neurobiology or Infectious Diseases) or in a more societal discipline, either International Public Health, Science in Society, Science Communication or Education – Teaching Biology (Dutch only).
The programme’s structure ensures that you will gain knowledge, skills and understanding within two biomedical (sub)disciplines.
The programme consists of:
- General compulsory courses (24EC), including the start course Integrated Biomedical Sciences and a Literature Thesis
- Two specialisations (48EC each), each containing 18EC in specialisation courses and one internship (30EC)
Courses form half of the Biomedical Sciences programme. For the other half, you must conduct your own research. There is plenty of scope for practical work, giving you the opportunity to use the very latest research methods and equipment. You can also select a work placement in policymaking, education or communication, depending on your chosen specialisation.
The Biomedical Sciences Master’s is a two-year programme of 120 ECs. The programme is in English.
The start date of this programme is September 1st.
You can read more about the Biomedical Sciences Master's programme and course descriptions in the study guide.