You will start the programme with a research specialisation in Immunology, Infectious Disease or Neurobiology.
After the first year of research, you can make your degree your own by choosing either a future in research, or in a field more directly tied to society. Those latter fields include International Public Health, Science Communication, Science in Society or Education – Teaching Biology (Dutch only).
The societal specialisations will make you well prepared and well equipped for a scientific function that lies outside the standard domain of laboratory research.
The programme’s structure ensures that you will emerge as a specialist in one or two specific disciplines within the biomedical sciences.
The programme consists of:
- Several specialisations, each including compulsory courses (12-18 EC)
- Three compulsory courses (total of 9 EC)
- Elective courses (nr. of EC depends on combination of specialisations)
- First internship (30 EC)
- Second internship (30 EC)
- Literature thesis (9 EC)
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.