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Biomedical Sciences Research (MSc)

The Biomedical Sciences research specialisation aims to provide you with a theoretical background and academic competences in multidisciplinary research in Biomedical Sciences. The entire programme is taught in English.

Programme overview

You will spend two years (120 EC) on state of the art biomedical courses and a great deal of the time you will be performing research yourself. You will define your own fields of interest in courses and research projects, but are obliged to train yourself in a broad spectrum of biomedical topics and techniques.

Still, the second year of the Research Specialisation allows you to focus to a certain extent on a specific scientific area. Specific tracks that provide this focus are offered, which are related to the medical profiles of the LUMC. These tracks are: Neurosciences, Immunity, Infectious Disease and Tolerance, Data@work and Cancer Pathogenesis and Therapy. As you can develop your own master programme, you can even design your own track and in that case numerous options are possible.

For the most up-to-date programme overview of the research specialisation and course information, see the e-Prospectus.

Educational methods

The following educational methods are part of the master programme: lectures, workgroups, (computer) practical sessions, self-study exercises, tutorials, research internships, independent writing, presentations, hands-on workshops and live demonstrations. Depending on your choice of electives other educational methods will be offered. Frontiers of Science courses are always taught to small groups of students.


For general information concerning admission, the possibilities within the master and advice with respect to the scheduling of your master’s program, contact our advisors via masterBMS@lumc.nl.

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