Are you curious, creative and determined to solve biomedical challenges? Are you fascinated about the fundamentals of biomedicine and do you dream to be a scientist, work in a clinic or be an entrepreneur? 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. Read more >
- unique collaboration with University Hospital
- strong emphasis on developing academic and personal skills
- full year internship of your choice (year 2)
- flexible curriculum that allows you to personalise your degree
- 2-year, full-time master’s, taught in English
- starts in September
- admission deadlines available under 'Admission & registration'
- independent study
- you’ll get an MSc in Biomedical Sciences
Online information events
Our events in Maastricht may be cancelled because of the coronavirus, but we still have plenty of online ways to answer your questions and give you a feel of what it is like to study at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences. On 20 November 2021, we welcome you at our online Master's Open Day. The whole year through, there are students to chat with, online one-on-one appointments to schedule, and live webinars and Q&A sessions to participate in.
Ask a student
Meet our student ambassadors for the master's in Biomedical Sciences.
There is one student ambassador for each of the six specialisations within Biomedical Sciences.
On their seperate Instagram accounts they share their study programme experiences, moments of their life in Maastricht, and much more. Follow them to get a sneak peek of your possible future!
Also, if you have questions about the programme, the specialisation and/or about (student) life in Maastricht, don't hesitate to get in touch with them by sending them a DM via their Instagram pages; they are happy to help you with your study choice, as previous student ambassadors helped them with theirs.
Biomedical Imaging: Mandana
Genetics and Genomics: Daniel
Inflammation and Pathophysiology: Jaycey
Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism: Jana
Regenerative Medicine: Simone
What is the master's in Biomedical Sciences all about? And why would you choose to study it at Maastricht University?
Watch the video and find out!
Please note: with the little 'hamburger' icon in the right top corner you can switch to the videos about the five specialisations within the master's.
My dream is to design my own cannabinoid-based medicine and use it to increase the quality of life of patients and cure diseases
I want to become meaningful in immunology and discover the mechanisms
'Genetics & Genomics' is all about exploring, analysing and understanding genetic causes, using test techniques to identify disease and possible treatment options
Fundamental research into how nutrition and physical activity affect your metabolism, how changes in lifestyle have an effect on disease is what interests me most
I’m looking forward to my internship in Japan next year; I will be assisting in research into the use of stem cells to combat tumours in certain types of cancer
Maastricht has gained quite a reputation in neuromodulation and the researchers we have as teachers in this two-year programme are leading in their field
Combining the academic challenges of the master’s with lots of extracurricular activities makes me a very happy person
Defining and designing a cutting-edge research project would be a dream come true for me
In the support section, you can find out more about practical matters and UM regulations, such as:
- visas & residence permits
- Education and Examination Regulations (EER)
Sign up for our info pack
Register for our info pack and receive the brochure of all of our faculty's master's programmes, updates on events and interesting news about our faculty. You can also connect with one of our master’s students who will keep you informed and share about experiences during the study and about life in Maastricht. He or she will gladly answer any questions you may have.