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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  

What is the master's in Biomedical Sciences all about? And why would you choose to study it at Maastricht University?

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  • 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


  • ethiopia

    €1 million in grants for two research projects in developing countries

    Friday, January 18, 2019

    UM researchers from four different faculties received €1 million in grants for two research projects in developing countries.

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  • Grants for refugee academics

    Three refugee academics receive one-year appointment at UM

    Thursday, January 17, 2019
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  • jan hamers

    Living Lab in Ageing and Long-Term Care: a unique selling point for UM

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018

    The purpose of these changes in long-term care is to improve the quality of life of vulnerable older people. At the Living Lab in Ageing and Long-Term Care in South Limburg, these improvements go hand in hand with high-quality scientific research. The Living Lab in Ageing and Long-Term Care celebrates its 20th anniversary.

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  • Horizontal living – BAD Award 2018

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018

    Living and working from your bed; more and more people choose to live like this. But what does this do to you? Yiyun Chen lived horizontally for a month while being monitored by UM scientists. The UM videoteam visited Yiyun in the specially designed room in Eindhoven after two weeks and was there the day she left the room.

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  • Transparency leading to honest drug prices

    Monday, November 5, 2018

    How transparent is your university? It's the theme of this year's Access to Medicines Week, organised by UM medical students Charlotte Menart, Victoria Defelippe en Anja Wiemers. 

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  • crowdfunding

    Crowdfunding in academia: exception or future reality?

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018

    If you can’t persuade official funding bodies of the merit of your research proposal, is crowdfunding a viable alternative? Here, Chahinda Ghossein-Doha and Marieke Hopman talk about their experiences with crowdfunding.

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  • Andre Knottnerus and Martin Paul

    UM bids farewell to Professor Knottnerus

    Friday, October 26, 2018 Read more
  • Onderzoek naar een duurzame relatie tussen mens en dier

    Does my turtle look disappointed?

    Tuesday, October 23, 2018

    To contribute to sustainable human–animal relationships, Bingtao Su, under the supervision of Pim Martens, researched the relationship between the ethical outlook of pet owners.

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  • ligproject

    A month-long lie-in

    Friday, October 12, 2018

    The chinese artist Yiyun Chen won together with UM scientists, Professor Patrick Schrauwen and Dr Vera Schrauwen-Hinderling of the Department of Nutrition and Human Movement Sciences, the BAD Award worth € 25,000, with which she will conduct an artistic / semi-scientific experiment. From 15 October, Chen will spend a month in a specially designed room in Eindhoven.

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  • one young world summit scholarship salmuth

    Winner of the Maastricht University One Young World Scholarship 2018 announced

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

    Victoria von Salmuth has been awarded the Maastricht University One Young World Scholarship 2018. She will attend the One Young World Summit in The Hague on 17-20 October 2018.

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    • Photo by Raphael Bednarsky, Biomedical Sciences Master's student

      There are so many nice places to study spread all over Maastricht. Always nice to get a change of scenes once in a while for studying. This photo is taken in Tapijn. #biomedicalsciences #studentambassador #maastrichtuniversity #masterchallenge

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    • Photo by Raphael Bednarsky, Biomedical Sciences Master's student

      Amsterdam is another day-trip-from-Maastricht highlight! #maastrichtuniversity #biomedicalsciences #masterchallenge #studentambassador

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