Partner program master

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


  • stem cells

    Prestigious grant for FHML joint project

    Friday, February 23, 2018

    The VISION project, involving collaboration between the Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine (MERLN) and the Ophthalmology Department at the MUMC+, was awarded a TOP grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw).

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  • Royal distinction for Professor Harry Steinbusch

    Friday, February 9, 2018

    Emeritus Professor Harry Steinbusch (67) from Bunde has been appointed Knight in the Order of the Netherlands Lion. The decoration was presented by Mirjam Clermonts-Aretz, the mayor of Meerssen. 

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  • Jos Smits receives Maastricht University Medallion of Honour

    Thursday, December 7, 2017

    At Prof Jos Smits’s farewell symposium on Thursday 7 December, the President of Maastricht University, Martin Paul, awarded him the UM Medallion of Honour in recognition of his exceptional contributions to growing UM’s reputation and success.

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  • FHML wins innovation prize NVMAO

    FHML wins innovation prize Netherlands Association for Medical Education

    Monday, December 4, 2017

    On behalf of the medical programmes of FHML, Jan-Joost Rethans as programme director received the price for best education innovation 2017 from the Netherlands Association for Medical Education (NVMO) on Friday 17 November. The price was awarded for the implementation of programmatic assessment.

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  • Alzheimer Plaques

    Plaques can cause memory problems without causing dementia

    Thursday, November 30, 2017

    Plaques, also known as Alzheimer proteins, can cause memory problems in people who have not been diagnosed with dementia (MUMC+ news).

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  • Lumbar punctures can improve the prediction of Alzheimer's disease

    Wednesday, November 15, 2017

    Het bepalen van Alzheimer-eiwitten in hersenvocht is een kansrijke techniek om de zorg rondom dementie en kwaliteit van leven te verbeteren (MUMC+ nieuws).

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  • Respiratiekamer

    Pioneering research through collaboration

    Tuesday, November 7, 2017

    NUTRIM – one of the six research schools within Maastricht UMC+ is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

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  • Students from Syria complete master of Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management (HPIM)

    Monday, November 6, 2017

    Four Syrian students were among the graduates of the master of Healthcare Policy, Innovation and Management (HIPM).

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  • Robotingreep MUMC

    World’s first super-microsurgery operation with ‘robot hands’

    Monday, October 2, 2017

    Plastic surgeons at Maastricht University Medical Centre+ used a robotic device to surgically treat lymphedema in a patient.

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  • Research heart rhythm failures

    Nearly one million euros to cardiac arrhythmia research

    Monday, September 11, 2017

    A major subsidy from the Netherlands Heart Foundation will enable Prof. dr. Paul Volders and Dr. Matthijs Cluitmans to expand their research into ventricular fibrillation.

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