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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  


New curriculum since September 2017
The field of Biomedical Sciences has become more and more multi- and interdisciplinary. We have adapted our curriculum to this development; as one of our students you participate in several multidisciplinary courses, but you will also have the opportunity to develop your own profile in the field of biomedical sciences by choosing one of five specialisations.

  • 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


  • MUMC+ Wetenschapsdag

    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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  • digitwins

    European Commission supports initiative Digital Twins

    Friday, May 25, 2018 Read more
  • Blastocyst-like structures generated solely from stem cells

    Forming model embryos from stem cells in the lab

    Wednesday, May 2, 2018

    Scientists from the MERLN Institute and the Hubrecht Institute (KNAW) have successfully created in the laboratory embryo-like structures from mouse stem cells. These model embryos resemble natural ones to the extent that, for the first time, they implant into the uterus and initiate pregnancy.

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  • victoria en de koks

    Why there’s a mini-Victoria living in Tanzania

    Thursday, April 26, 2018

    During her medical internship in Shirati, Tanzania, Victoria von Salmuth found out that a lot of patients, suffered from malnutrition. That's when she started the Shirati Food Programme

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  • lever

    Lucas Lindeboom nominated Science Talent 2018: vote now!

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Read more
  • CooL Lifestyle coaching

    Lifestyle coaches motivate overweight people to live healthier

    Tuesday, April 17, 2018

    Overweight patients who are counselled by a lifestyle coach will eventually move more, eat a lot healthier and suffer less from the dreaded yo-yo effect. This is shown in research by Maastricht University (UM), in collaboration with Tilburg University and Dutch health insurance company CZ.


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  • stamcelonderzoek

    Prestigious grant for research on stem cell-mediated tissue regeneration

    Friday, April 13, 2018

    Fundamental research on the repair process involved in tissue damage

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