Biomedical Sciences MSc

The aim of the programme is to equip the student with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to operate as an independent professional within the disciplines covered by the Master’s programme, and to be a suitable candidate for a subsequent career in biomedical research. The Master’s programme in Biomedical Sciences guarantees its students in-depth research experience with a solid academic basis, combined with the communication skills that are needed to perform at the international level.

The student can choose from the following specializations:

First and/or second year Research specializations (54-60 EC): 

  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Neurobiology

Second year Research specializations (54-60 EC), only for students that started in study year 2014-2015 or earlier: 

  • Medical and Behavioural Genomics
  • Psychophysiology

The I/C/S/E specializations are only available in the second year of the master: 

  • International Public Health (54 EC)
  • Science Communication specialization (54 EC)
  • Specialization Science in Society (54 EC)
  • Education specialization (60 EC)

The I/C/S/E specializations are one-year programmes that cannot be combined with each other, and which must be combined with one of the research specializations.

More information

  • All compulsory courses and electives you find in the year schedule;
  • A complete description of the programme you find in the Teaching and Examination Regulations;
  • For more information about the programma you can contact the academic advisor (VU students only);
  • As a VU student you need to register for all courses via VUnet. Only after you completed your enrollment for the study programme you can register for courses;
  • More information on all the courses you find through the links below
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