Biomedical Sciences

SubjectBiomedical, Science

LevelPostgraduate

Type of DegreeMSc

CostEUR 2,083

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Is this programme for you?

The Master in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Groningen has a strong focus on the scientific aspect of health, disease and preclinical research. You will encounter an interdisciplinary environment. The Faculty of Science and Engineering provides training in scientific research. On the other hand, the university medical centre offers a more medical environment.

We offer a wide range of tracks: biology of cancer and immune system, biology and ageing and neuroscience. In addition, we allow students to customise the curriculum according to their ambitions. For example, our students have created programmes focusing on virology, (epi)genetics, regenerative medicine, big data management, computational biology and many other areas where the University of Groningen has a worldwide leading position.

For those who have the ambition of going into the industry, becoming a policy maker, having a career in consulting or pursuing a biomedical position in any other field not related to research, we also offer the Science, Business and Policy (SBP) track.

A unique aspect of the research programme is that you can spend up to 75% of the programme in independent research projects.

Why study biomedical science with the University of Groningen?

  • Mentor system in which a dedicated professor guides you through the programme
  • Unique option to compose a programme that fits your personal interests, ambitions or career
  • The option to conduct a research project abroad, using the extensive global network of our scientistsTracks in “biology of ageing”, “biology of cancer and immune system”, “biology of food and nutrition” and “neuroscience”
  • A unique multidisciplinary setting of leading scientist and biomedical speciality

How to apply

You must hold a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences. Alternatively, you must demonstrate that you have sufficient knowledge and skills in interface or molecular and cellular biology, organic chemistry and biochemistry, integrative physiology and behaviour and medical sciences.

Career Prospects

Most biomedical scientists work as researchers at a university or research institute. Biomedical scientists are also very well represented in the pharmaceutical industry, the food industry and social organizations such as the Heart Foundation, the Diabetes Fund and in advisory positions in government. There are also many opportunities in the field of education, particularly at university level.


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