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Biomedical Sciences Management (MSc)

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Biomedical Sciences (MSc)

In the Biomedical Sciences Management specialisation you gain knowledge and skills in the area of management, business and entrepreneurship with focus on science- and research driven companies.

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 Management specialisaton of your master’s (60 EC), which is offered in collaboration with the Faculty of Sciences, enables you to prepare for a career outside scientific research.

The taught programme is called ‘Science-Based Business’. You will take courses in strategic marketing management, financial management, and project management. You conclude your programme with an internship in the field of management/business and biomedicine, for instance in the pharmaceutical industry.

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 management 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)