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Biomedical Sciences (MSc)

Why Leiden University?

The Biomedical Sciences Master programme in Leiden will help to deepen and broaden your understanding of human health and disease. You will acquire new academic skills and methodology in order to pursuit a career in the field of biomedical sciences.

Why choose the Master Biomedical Sciences at Leiden University?

We provide you with a challenging and flexible program in a personalized environment, at the frontiers of (medical) science, internationally orientated, with excellent infrastructure and enthusiastic supervisors.
Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC)
The LUMC is a modern university medical centre for research, education and patient care with a high quality profile, excellent research facilities and a strong scientific orientation. Its research practice, ranging from pure fundamental medical research to applied clinical research, places the LUMC among the world top. The collaboration between LUMC, Leiden University and the Leiden Bio Science Park creates unique possibilities for (bio)medical innovation in the Leiden area.

Flexible program
The set-up of our program allows students to follow their individual interests in the order that suits them best.

Personalized environment
Courses concern small groups, while you are in one-to-one contact with staff members during your internships. 

Frontiers of science
Researchers at LUMC work together around 7 medical research profiles: Vascular and Regenerative Medicine; Immunity, Infection and Tolerance; Translational Neuroscience; Cancer Pathogenesis and Therapy; Ageing; Innovation in Health Strategy and Quality of Care; and Biomedical Imaging. Disciplinary and interdisciplinary challenges provide a strong learning and research environment for our program.

International environment
The LUMC is an international academic environment with master and PhD students from all over the world. The same applies to the scientific staff. English is the language used in courses,  scientific meetings and the daily conversations that take place in the research groups. The LUMC has collaborative research alliances with leading institutes and consortia around the world, including non-academic representatives such as commercial enterprises and special interest groups in addition to academic research institutions. 

Study at a world-class university

Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands and enjoys an excellent worldwide reputation built up over more than four centuries. Since 1575 we’ve provided sound personal education for hundreds of thousands of students. We’ll do our utmost to give you the best possible support. And if you can and want to do more, we’ll challenge you every step of the way. For many years, we’ve been among the leaders in Dutch university rankings and we are currently to be found in a variety of top international rankings too.

More reasons to choose Leiden University

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