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Biomedical Sciences (MSc)

Why Biomedical Sciences at Leiden University?

The Biomedical Sciences Master programme in Leiden will help to deepen and broaden your understanding of human health and disease. We provide you with a challenging and flexible programme in a personalized environment.

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

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.

Leiden University Medical Centre combines patient care, education and research.

Bio Science Park

The LUMC is located in the Leiden Bio Science Park. Many health-oriented companies reside here, creating an innovative research environment. The proximity of these companies to the LUMC and Leiden University creates unique possibilities for collaboration, resulting in cutting-edge research and innovation. And: these companies are good places to do one of your internships or find a job!

Biomedical Sciences is taught at the Leiden University Medical Centre in the Leiden Bio Science Park.

Scientific staff

Teachers and supervisors in the master programme Biomedical Sciences are researchers. This guarantees that you always work on real scientific challenges and learn from your teacher’s experiences. In addition, researchers will become part of your social network, making it easier to find an internship or a job.

Frontiers of science

Researchers at LUMC work together in 10 research themes (Academic Pharma,  Lifecourse, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Cell Tissue & Organ, Medical Genomics, Infection, Immunity, and Neuroscience) and/or Fundamentals of Innovation (Technologies for Imaging and omics and Data science, Bio-informatics & Research Methodology). The disciplinary and interdisciplinary challenges faced by our researchers provide a strong learning and research environment for our programme.

Courses in Biomedical Sciences are taught in small groups.

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. 

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