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Biomedical Sciences (MSc)

Biomedical Sciences Health

The Biomedical Sciences Health specialisation aims to provide you with a theoretical background and academic competences in multidisciplinary research in Biomedical Sciences and in clinical practice in Medicine. Since the programme is partly taught in English and partly in Dutch, fluency in Dutch is required.

What does the Health specialisation entail?

This specialisation is only open to students that also follow the master Medicine at the LUMC.

In this specialisation you will have the opportunity to combine a master Biomedical Sciences with a master in Medicine and obtain two master degrees. You will not only follow state of the art (bio)medical courses, but you will also perform research yourself a great deal of the time. You will define your own fields of interest in courses and research projects, but are obliged to train yourself in a broad spectrum of (bio)medical topics and techniques. Still, the Health specialisation allows you to focus, to a certain extent, on a particular scientific area. Tracks that provide this focus are connected to the research themes of the LUMC—namely Neuroscience, Immunity, Medical Genomics, Cardiovascular, Cancer, or Regenerative Medicine. You can also design your own track, in which you can define your own fields of interest

Students can apply for this specialisation if they:

1. have obtained a bachelor in Biomedical Sciences AND are also admitted to the master Medicine at the LUMC

2. have obtained the bachelor in Medicine AND successfully finished the premaster “Journey into Biomedical Sciences” (both at the LUMC). 

Do you want to know what your career options are with this specialisation? Read more on Career Prospects.

In the Health specialisation you combine Biomedical Sciences and Medicine. The components specific for the Health specialisation are:

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