Hasselt University

Biomedical Sciences, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English
The Master of Biomedical Sciences from Hasselt University focuses on state-of-the-art methodology, knowledge, insight and academic skills, enabling graduates to unravel the molecular mechanisms of health and disease as independent researchers.


The 21st century started as the century of molecular life sciences. Ever since the 1990s when scientists greatly improved our insights into the molecular basis of life processes, the life sciences have developed at a tremendous rate. Various breakthroughs, including the mapping of the human genome, are leading to the rapid development of inter-relationships between formerly autonomous scientific disciplines such as genetics, medicine, pharmacology, biology, and environmental science. This creates new prospects for the academic and business worlds. Investments are huge: all over the world, universities, research institutes and businesses are launching new research initiatives, teaching programmes and business related activities.

In accordance with its Lisbon Strategy, aimed at a more ambitious reinforcement of Europe’s knowledge-based economy, the EU strongly supports further development of genomics and biotechnology. And these are only two of many future scientific developments in the realm of the life sciences, including proteomics, bioinformatics, bioelectronics and imaging, all of which have numerous applications for human health, wellness and prosperity.

The Master of Biomedical Sciences from Hasselt University provides students with the knowledge and skills required for the proper design of a scientific research project.

Three specializations are offered:

  • Bioelectronics and Nanotechnology
  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Clinical Molecular Sciences


  • The Master program in Biomedical Sciences has been accredited by NVAO.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Biosensors 
  • Chemistry of surfaces 
  • Nano- and Microsystems technology 
  • Junior practical training: intensive practical training blocks in chemistry, biomedical sciences, materials physics 
  • Electrophysiology and imaging 
  • Functional molecular modeling 
  • Complexity in biological systems
  • Nanomedicine 
  • Electrical diagnosis techniques & active implants
  • Nanobiotechnology
  • Process lines in microsystem technology
For more information, please visit programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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:


    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

Admission Requirements:

  • All applicants should hold at least a university diploma or degree certificate or a diploma of higher education equivalent to a bachelor degree (180 ECTS credit points), at the start of the master programme in September.
  • Applicants should hold a bachelor degree or diploma in biomedical sciences, biology, medicine or chemistry. Applicants with a different educational background such as electronic- and medical engineering should contact the coordinator for specific regulations.
  • The Examination Board of the programme evaluates each application individually concerning the applicant’s academic record. 
For more information, please visit programme website.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    2006 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2006 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    906 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 906 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.
  • EU: 906.10 €
  • Non-EU: 2006.00 €

Living costs for Hasselt

  • 730 - 1150 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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


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