Biomedical Sciences

2 Jahre

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Application deadline: EU/EEA students: 15 June (September intake); 1 December (February intake) Non - EU/EEA students: 1 April (September intake); 15 October (February intake) 

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About Biomedical Sciences

In this 2 - year programme you are trained in interdiscipl inary approaches to address scientific and societal challenges in the field of (bio)medical sciences. The research in our master programme Biomedical Sciences is related to the maintenance of health and prevention of disease. You will acquire a skill set suitable for a wide range of career opportunities not only in (biomedical) research, but also in industry, policy making and communication/education (*).

The programme is offered by the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), a modern institution which combines research, education and patient care with a strong scientific orientation. Research conducted at the LUMC is ranked among top European and international institutes.

Within the context of the programme, exchange with other European (Eurolife or LERU ) or non - European (Ivy league) universities is encouraged. Internships can be performed all over the world at high quality research institutes and universities. (*) The specialisation Education is only available for Dutch students.

Curriculum and Overview

This two - year programme is highly flexible and allows you to follow your personal interests in the order that suits you best. Students can benefit from research expertise at the LUMC in the following profile areas: Vascular and Regenerative Medicine; Immunity, Infection and Tolerance; Translational Neuroscience; Cancer Pathogenesis and Therapy; Ageing; Biomedical Imaging.

The first year consists of a 20 - week research traineeship, compulsory courses and electives.

The second year is dedicated to one of the specialisations: Research, Management, Health, Communication, Education

For detailed information on the courses and curricula, see the e - Prospectus:

Job and Career prospects

Our alumni have good career perspectives : over 95% find employment, of which more than 60% within a PhD position (NAE 2017). Though most graduates work in research, alumni can be found in a wide range of jobs.

Graduates often find employment in universities and academic medical centers, commercial companies (e.g. pharmaceutical industry), non - profit organisations, government or policy - making, or education.

Do you want to apply for this programme at Leiden University? FInd out how to apply by following the step-by step guide:

About Leiden University

Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national and international challenges facing modern society. Together with academics and fellow students from all over the world, you will actively address these challenges. We keep an open mind, do not shy away from difficult discussions and allow one another the space to disagree. We expect the same active, open - minded and critical attitude from you.

We challenge you to look beyond your own boundaries. Leiden University welcomes anyone who wants to achieve their full potential. Our modest community size in the historical cities of Leiden and The Hague creates a highly personal and committed atmosphere. Together, we map out a learning path that suits you and your ambitions. You will also be encouraged to conduct research in cooperation with eminent and enthusiastic scholars. The knowledge and skills you develop here will benefit you for the rest of your life, regardless of the career path you choose!

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