Biomedical Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English (book IELTS)
    Language
University rank #59 (ARWU) ,
What causes disease? What are the (epi)genetic background of disorders? How do microorganisms in the intestine contribute to health and disease? What are the underlying mechanisms of diseases and what novel strategies can be designed to cure disease? During the Master's degree programme in Biomedical Sciences from University of Groningen you will be trained to find answers to these questions. 

About

The Master's degree programme in Biomedical Sciences from University of Groningen is strongly oriented towards the scientific background of health and disease and preclinical research. You will encounter an interdisciplinary environment of basic scientific research at the faculty of science and engineering and the more medical oriented environment of the university medical center.

An unique aspect of the research programme is that up to 75% of the programme can be spent on  independent research projects in which you join a research-group to experience science according to the principle of 'learning by doing', under the guidance of a researcher. You will be embedded in a research group and fully experience what it takes to be a researcher. For those that have the aspiration to become an industrial researcher, there is also an option to do a research-project within a company.

In addition to offering research-projects we provide a variety of courses to learn about microbiota, computational biology, big data management etc. and any other novel area in the emerging field of biomedical sciences. Apply to our degree programme if you are looking for a dynamic and unique Master's degree with great career perspectives.

Job prospects

Your career prospects are researcher in a variety of organisations such as:

  • Universities
  • Academic and general hospitals
  • Biomedical, pharmaceutical or food industries

Positions linking biomedical sciences to a business or policy strategy in a social organisation, such as the Heart Foundation and the Diabetes Fund. You can also work for the government in an advisory position.

Accreditation


Programme Structure

Programme options
  • Biology of Ageing (specialization) - The specialization Biology of Ageing provides training as a researcher mainly in the field of ageing and age-related pathologies.
  • General research programme (profile) - Tailor-made programme of master modules, electives and research projects in the wide scope of biomedical research.
  • Science, Business & Policy (profile) - Interested in the business side of science? You can combine this Master's programme with the Science Business & Policy profile. The SBP profile includes a six-month internship as a scientific advisor.
For more information, please visit the programme website.

                        Detailed Programme Facts

                        • Programme intensity Full-time
                          • Full-time duration 24 months
                        • Credits
                          120 ECTS
                        • Languages
                          • English
                        • Delivery mode
                          On Campus

                        English Language Requirements

                        You only need to take one of these language tests:

                        • Minimum required score:

                          6.5

                          The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

                          Book IELTS
                        • Minimum required score:

                          580

                          The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

                        • Minimum required score:

                          92

                          The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

                        Academic Requirements

                        Knowledge minimum
                        • Sufficient English proficiency on VWO level is required.
                        Previous education
                        • Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences or related field, focusing on knowledge and skills at the interface of molecular and cellular biology, organic chemistry and biochemistry, immunology and physiology, possibly with elements of behavioural neurosciences. Laboratory experience and proof of academic scientific writing skills (such as thesis or research report) are required.

                        Tuition Fee

                        • International Applies to you

                          14200 EUR/year
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 14200 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                        • EU/EEA Applies to you

                          2006 EUR/year
                          Tuition Fee
                          Based on the original amount of 2006 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                        We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

                        Living costs for Groningen

                        750 - 1000 EUR/month
                        Living Costs

                        The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

                        Funding

                        Several scholarships are available for international students who are motivated to study Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programmes, as well as for exchanges, short courses and research stays at our university.

                        StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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