Utrecht University

Regenerative Medicine and Technology, M.Sc.

Regenerative Medicine and Technology (RMT) combines fundamental disciplines such as stem cell biology, materials science and biomechanics with more applied disciplines such as cell therapy, implantology and imaging. New collaborations amongst these disciplines can assist in innovation in fundamental life sciences but also in new patient therapies and clinical applications with the ultimate goal to restore lost tissue or organ function. Join this programme at Utrecht University now!

About

The right choice for you?

This master’s programme aims to train multidisciplinary scientists and to stimulate innovative research at the interface between biomedical sciences, engineering and clinical application. The rapidly emerging multidisciplinary field of regenerative medicine has significant effects on current and future health care applications. Our strong focus on technology will equip you with an understanding of processes ranging from specific cell culturing techniques and the use of biomaterials to computer models and imaging modalities.

Utrecht University offers the Master’s programme in cooperation with the University Medical Center Utrecht and the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). The programme combines the expertise of both universities and provides access to their state-of-the-art laboratories and research groups.

Why study regenerative medicine and technology at Utrecht University?
  • A unique combination of the TU/e technological with the UMC Utrecht clinical and UU biomedical approach
  • Excellent international reputation in the RM field and partners in innovative research projects with partners worldwide allowing students to do their internship at prestigious partner institutions all around the world .
  • New Utrecht Regenerative Medicine Center realized in 2015 at the Uithof campus gives students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with innovative science and to collaborate with the scientists associated with it
  • As a student you will have the opportunity to carry out two hands-on research projects at renowned research groups.
Study programme

As a Master’s student of Regenerative Medicine and Technology at Utrecht University you will take theoretical courses and seminars as well as master classes led by renowned specialists in the field in both Eindhoven and Utrecht. The courses are interactive, and challenge students to further improve their communication, writing and presenting skills. During your six to nine month internships you work in a lively research environment in academia or in consultancy companies and industry.

Career in regenerative medicine and technology

Regenerative Medicine and Technology will address the shortage of donor organs/tissue by providing the opportunity to produce tissue substitutes. As graduates you can pursue a career in academic (PhD) or in industrial and commercial directions, including R&D, sales and consultancy.

Accreditation

Accredited by the NVAO

Programme Structure

RMT specific
  • Introduction to regenerative medicine and technology
  • Introduction to stem cells
  • Cardiovascular regenerative medicine
  • Enabling technologies
Courses offered in Eindhoven
  • Microscopy for biological samples
  • Microfabrication methods
  • Clinical chemistry
  • Biomaterials
  • Bone cell and tissue mechanics
  • Biomechanics and mechanobiology of cartilaginous tissues
  • Protein engineering
  • Pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system
Elective courses in Utrecht
  • Introducing life sciences
  • Life sciences seminar
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation in life sciences & health seminar
  • Communicating life sciences
  • Academic writing
  • History of medicine and the biomedic
  • Career orientation & professionalisation
  • Science and society
  • English for academic purposes
  • Laboratory animal sciences
  • Radiation safety

Audience

Our programme is intended for students who have a clear and specific interest in Regenerative Medicine and Technology and ambition in research. For example, bachelor level backgrounds in biomedical sciences, biology, biomedical engineering, biophysics, biotechnology, and biomechanical engineering can be suitable depending on your individual student’s profile.

Detailed Programme Facts

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.

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  • Minimum required score: 93

    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

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree of a University (Equivalent to a Dutch Bachelor’s Degree) in: Biomedical Sciences; Biology; Biochemistry; Pharmaceutical Sciences, with shown interest in cell biology; Medicine, with shown interest in science; Biotechnology; Biomedical Engineering; Other relevant (bio)medical science programme.
  • You can demonstrate in depth knowledge and insight in the field of biomedical techniques and/or technologies and a broad interest in multidisciplinary approaches combining (bio)medical and technological innovations (e.g. biomaterials, imaging, biochemistry, bioreactors, bioprinting).
  • In depth (level Bachelor year 2 and 3) knowledge of and insight in: regenerative medicine, (molecular) cell biology, physiology, biochemistry, developmental biology.
  • Basic knowledge in biostatistics.
  • Proof of your proficiency in English (CAE- Level B, CPC- Grade C).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 18201 International
  • EUR 2006 EU/EEA

Funding

Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university. Please note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited.

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