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Biomedical Sciences Communication (MSc)

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Biomedical Sciences (MSc)

The Biomedical Sciences Communication specialisation focuses on the interaction between science and society and concerns science communication in a broad sense. You combine your research training with different aspects of science communication.

Jennifer Verkleij

Student master Biomedical Sciences Communication

Jennifer Verkleij

“I think it’s important that everyone has a good understanding of what scientists actually do and what kind of new discoveries they make. This master can help you to better write scientific articles, contribute to exhibitions, public surveys or providing public information or work for television or radio. ”

Programme overview

The common part of the programme for all students of MSc Biomedical Sciences consists of:

  • A 20-week research traineeship in a laboratory;
  • A number of theoretical and thematic (Frontiers of Science) courses;
  • A course on how to write a research proposal;
  • A course on clinical research in practice;
  • A course on scientific conduct.

In addition, the Communication specialisation (60 EC) is offered in collaboration with the Faculty of Sciences. Students will deal with topics such as science communication, science journalism, editing and presentation skills and information visualisation. Students conclude their programme with a traineeship in the field of science communication and biomedicine.

For the most up to date course overview, see the e-Prospectus.

Educational Methods

The common part of the programme for all students of MSc Biomedical Sciences  specialisation communication consists of the following educational methods: lectures, workgroups, (computer) practical sessions, self-study exercises, tutorials and research internships. Depending on your choice of electives other educational methods will be offered.


Support groups

The Master program Biomedical sciences offers special support groups for students. You may contact the professors in this support group in case you need advice in making choices with regards to the possibilities within the master’s program.

General information

For general information concerning the possibilities within the master and advice with respect to the scheduling of your master’s program: Dr. J. van der Zee (J.van_der_Zee@lumc.nl) and P.J.A. van den Broek (P.J.A.van_den_Broek@lumc.nl).

Study advisor

For all your study related questions, among others concerning procedures, organisation of your studies and personal circumstances, you can contact the study advisor: Bianca Hogers (B.Hogers@lumc.nl)