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Biomedical Sciences

Are you interested in what causes disease and how we can prevent it? And are you curious about how diseases can be treated? Then the master's in Biomedical Sciences (MBS) might be exactly what you are looking for. Through a mix of theoretical courses, practical training sessions and internships, you’ll explore the relationship between human beings and their environment, from molecule, to gene, to cell and organ, to individual and to entire populations. You’ll learn how new scientific knowledge is obtained in basic and applied research areas, and how these insights can be used to benefit patients. Upon graduation you’ll be able to pursue a career as a researcher studying diseases and treatments in both academia and industry. Download our full infopack  

  • Combining the academic challenges of the master’s with lots of extracurricular activities makes me a very happy person
    Raphael Bednarsky (Austria), Biomedical Sciences
  • Defining and designing a cutting-edge research project would be a dream come true for me
    Bram van Steen (the Netherlands), Biomedical Sciences


  • Chest pain

    Chest pain: to refer or not to refer?

    Tuesday, July 31, 2018

    Can the referral of patients with chest pain from the general practitioner to the cardiologist be more efficient? Researchers from the Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC) and Maastricht University will answer this question in the near future.

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  • NWO grants awarded to UM scientists

    Thursday, July 19, 2018
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  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for eating disorders is the way to go. So, why is it underused?

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    The worldwide consensus among scientists is that Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the best choice for treating eating disorders. Many tried and tested CBT protocols are available, but according to several publications (for example Waller et al., 2012) these protocols are often ignored. Frequently CBT-trained practitioners use interventions that have not been proven to be effective. Why does this “therapist drift” occur and what can we do about it?

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  • Eight Veni grants for young UM scientists

    Tuesday, July 17, 2018

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant to eight young, highly promising UM scientists. Maastricht University congratulates the eight UM laureates: dr. Vigjilenca Abazi (FdR), dr. Matthijs Cluitmans (FHML), dr. Tim Hendrikx (FHML), dr. Laurentius Huber (FPN), dr. Miriam Meissner (FASoS), dr. Tim Snijders (FHML), dr. Thomas van Sloten (FHML), and dr. Emiel van der Vorst (FHML).

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  • Prestigious awards for two PhD students Human Biology (NUTRIM)

    Thursday, July 12, 2018 Read more
  • Wijnroks

    Incorrigible optimist

    Friday, June 22, 2018

    After her medical studies in Maastricht, Marijke Wijnroks went to work in poor countries, often in dangerous circumstances. Now, as a policymaker and manager at The Global Fund, she has joined the fight against the near-ineradicable diseases of tuberculosis, malaria and AIDS.

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  • MUMC+ Science Day

    Friday, June 15, 2018

    Op woensdag 13 juni 2018 vond de allereerste Maastricht UMC+ Wetenschapsdag plaats. Onder de noemer Beter door meer kennis werd er gediscussierd overonderwerpen uit de praktijk en over de vraag hoe de verbinding tussen wetenschappelijk onderzoek en gezondheidszorg nog sterker kan worden gemaakt.

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  • blitterswijk

    MERLN makes headlines worldwide: 65,000 hits in 30 seconds

    Friday, June 1, 2018


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  • caroline van heugten with brain

    “Care for people with acquired brain injury can and should be better”

    Wednesday, May 30, 2018

    “There’s no shortage of care available in the Netherlands for people with acquired brain injury, but in practice it doesn’t always reach the right patient at the right time”, says Professor Caroline van Heugten. “Especially patients who are affected less in a directly visible way and more at the level of cognitive, emotional and social functioning.” Van Heugten is one of the founders of the Limburg Brain Injury Center.

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  • NUTRIM researchers win Bio Art & Design Award 2018

    Monday, May 28, 2018

    NUTRIM researchers Prof. dr. Patrick Schrauwen and Dr Vera Schrauwen-Hinderling have won the Bio Art & Design Award 2018 (BAD Award) together with artist Yiyun Chen.

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