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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


  • 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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  • kindertekening

    Story-Based Learning in Colombia

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    Marten de Vries, emeritus professor of Social Psychiatry and Public Mental Health and Klasien Horstman, professor of Philosophy of Public Health have joined forces to seek out tales of reconciliation in Colombia.

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  • Maastricht University is a linchpin in national microscopy research

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) is allocating more than 17 million euros in subsidies for the further development of a Dutch network for electron microscopy (NEMI). Almost 5 million of this will go to UM. From Maastricht, the M4I institute of university professors Ron Heeren (mass spectrometry) and Peter Peters (cryo-electron microscopy) is one of the initiators of NEMI.

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  • bear doctors

    Sick toys treated by bear doctors

    Wednesday, April 11, 2018

    For the 18th time, the International Federation of Medical Students' Associations (IFMSA) organised the Teddy Bear Hospital in Maastricht. More than 1100 young visitors came for a consultation, all with similar complaints: their stuffed toy had to be urgently diagnosed and treated.

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  • Indian delegation visits FHML/MUMC+

    Tuesday, March 27, 2018

    MUMC+ presents eHealth applications to Indian delegation

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  • Center for Integrative Neuroscience launched

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    CIN new interfaculty cooperation for Integrative Neuroscience launched

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  • low carb diet

    Serious doubts about value of low-carb diet

    Friday, March 16, 2018

    Based on two international review articles published this week, professor Fred Brouns of Maastricht University (UM) concludes that reducing one’s intake of carbohydrates is fine, but a drastic reduction is best avoided.

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  • De Rijk

    Labour market integration demands a human approach

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

    Returning to the labour market is a process that requires a human approach (inaugural lecture Angelique de Rijk).

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  • air pollution

    Like smoking two packs a week

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    Onno van Schayck has given a lecture on the health impact of air pollution for the Universiteit van Nederland.

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  • stemcells

    Prestigious grant for FHML joint project

    Tuesday, March 6, 2018

    The VISION project was awarded a TOP grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development (ZonMw) earlier this month. 

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