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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  

Kickstart your career at our Master’s Open Day

Experience Maastricht University: find out more about one of the most international universities in Europe, immerse yourself in your programme of choice, and explore our beautiful city. The next Master’s Open Day is on Saturday 17 November 2018.

  • 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


  • BAD award

    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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  • telomaas

    Higher BMI affects telomere shortening

    Thursday, October 4, 2018

    A large-scale study led by Maastricht University (UM) found that a higher body mass index (BMI) is associated with shorter telomeres, particularly in people under the age of sixty. Telomere length, measured in white blood cells, is also considered a marker for ageing. According to the researchers, an increase of five BMI units equals one biological year older. The results of the study were published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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  • agri food week

    Nice to meat: plenty of interest in food innovations from Limburg

    Thursday, September 27, 2018 Read more
  • Pilar Martinez

    Relationship between lipids and Alzheimer’s

    Wednesday, September 26, 2018

    Pilar Martinez, newly appointed professor of Neuro-inflammation and Neuropsychiatric Disorders, will deliver her inaugural lecture ‘Lipids and antibodies in neurological and psychiatric diseases’ on Friday 5 October. Four years ago, Martinez began studying the role of lipids – fats – in the brains of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. She quickly became convinced that lipids play an important role in the development of this brain disease.  

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  • 3 million for research on hereditary heart failure

    Tuesday, September 11, 2018

    A team of researchers from Maastricht and Amsterdam receives a three million euro subsidy from the Dutch Heart Foundation (Nederlandse Hartstichting) to boost research on hereditary heart failure.

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  • Professors Wijnen and Drop honoured

    Thursday, August 23, 2018

    Professors Wynand Wijnen and Riet Drop are being posthumously honoured through the naming of a new classroom after each of them.

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  • 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 Read more
  • 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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    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

      If you want to know what a bachelor's open day at our university looks like, watch this video:

      Our favourite quote from the video: "Go where your heart leads you, do what makes you feel good". ❣️

      2 days 9 hours ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

      As of today (15 October), artist Yiyun Chen will spend a month lying in a bed in a specially designed room in Eindhoven. She will be assisted by UM scientists Professor Patrick Schrauwen and Dr Vera Schrauwen-Hinderling of the Department of Nutrition and Human Movement Sciences. They will assess Chen's health before she enters the room, and they will also give her advice on the healthiest possible lifestyle in and around her bed. This advice centers on lifestyle factors which the department researches: cold, light, posture, 24-hour rhythms and nutrition.

      Yiyun Chen will regularly publish a vlog from her room: keep an eye on the UM website and social media. In addition, she communicates with the outside world via Tumblr, Instagram and email: yiyunchen.xs[at]gmail[dot]com

      3 days 9 hours ago
    • Photo by Raphael Bednarsky, Biomedical Sciences Master's student

      Last week we had a future career event, where we met and discussed with scientists who have experienced both academia and industry. The overarching answer I got out of that event could be summarized as: Do whatever you like most as long as you are enthusiatic about it and be flexible - then you will be just fine.

      4 days 4 hours ago

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