Biomedical Sciences Communication (MSc)
About the programme
The Communication specialisation enables you to develop knowledge and insight of, and opinions on a career outside scientific research. It broadens your perspective in the field of communication (e.g. writing for a newspaper, website or science magazine or working for a museum). Yet, once graduated, you will also be equipped to pursuit a career within scientific biomedical research. The entire programme is taught in English.
The common part of the programme for all students of MSc Biomedical Sciences consists of:
- A 20-week research traineeship JRP1 (29 ec)
- A number of Frontiers of Science courses (at least 12 ec)
- A course on how to write a research proposal (2 ec)
- A course on clinical research in practice (5 ec)
- A course on scientific conduct (1 ec)
- Elective courses or extension of your JRP1 (variable)
- The module Career orientation (1 ec)
These components are usually followed in the first year of your master, but your planning can be flexible and depends on the choices you make.
In the Communication specialisation, the second year consists of the following components:
- SCS Fundamentals (19 EC)
- Scientific Narration and Visualization (4 EC)
- SCS Project Proposal (3 EC)
- SCS Internship(s) (23-34EC)
- Elective area, which can e.g. consist of courses in- and outside the LUMC or extension of your internship(s)
You can spend up to a maximum of 60 of the 120 EC of your master programme on the Communication specialisation components.
During this 2-year master programme you define your own fields of interest in courses and projects in a broad spectrum of topics and techniques. By designing and planning your own programme, you will obtain essential academic skills for your future career.
Our unique module Career orientation will guide you in your development into a young professional and will help your search for a great start of your career after the master. For personal advice you can also go to our career officer. Our programme advisor can provide help with the study programme and planning of your master, and our study advisor is available for guidance in case of personal circumstances that may affect study progress.