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Biomedical Sciences

Maastricht University

Master Postgraduate Maastricht

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Health care, social services and care services
Course summary From molecule to gene, to cell and organ, to individuals and entire populations: in this programme you explore the relationship between human beings and their environment at the molecular level.
Course description What causes disease? How can we prevent it? And if disease is present, how can we treat it? This programme focuses on state of the art methodology and the skills that enable researchers to unravel the molecular mechanisms in health and disease. Your choice of research project (year 2) and laboratory reflects your choice of the five BMS specialisations*: 1. Genetics and Genomics 2. Imaging from Molecule to Man 3. Inflammation and Pathophysiology 4. Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 5. Regenerative Medicine *NOTE: As of September 2019, there will be a sixth specialisation: Neuromodulation. This is a two-year programme taught in English.
Study subjects Year 1 * General course: Biomedical Challenges * Two courses related to your specialisation * General course: Biomedical Approaches * General course: Designing Scientific Research Year 2 * Internship, poster presentation and master's thesis
Course objectives This programme will give you: * in-depth, practical experience of the entire scientific process: formulating a testable hypothesis; designing a feasible experiment; managing your time and budget; processing, interpreting and reporting on the results; and critically evaluating the whole procedure * professional research skills such as giving poster presentations, writing articles and reports, participating actively in lab meetings, discussing your findings with colleagues and coaches, etc.
ECTS credits 120.00
Duration 24 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, literature study, oral presentation, internship, research, research project, research proposal, lecture, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, project, laboratory work
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About the institution

Department Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences
Information about the institution Maastricht University (UM), the most international university in the Netherlands, stands out for its innovative approach to learning and international outlook.


Admission requirements
  1. Admissions: 1. a bachelor's degree issued by a university in a relevant domain 2. a bachelor's degree issued by a University of Applied Sciences in a relevant domain. For these students additional requirements may apply.
Language requirements
Professional experience required -
Duration 24 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2019 1 Jun 2019 1 May 2019
1 Sep 2020 1 Jun 2020 1 May 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 2083€ 17500€ 17500

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


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