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.
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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. You can reach them via the Instagram account for Biomedical Sciences
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 the Instagram account for Biomedical Sciences; they are happy to help you with your study choice, as previous student ambassadors helped them with theirs.
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The ambassadors (from left to right)
Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism: Elisa
Invasive neuromodulation: David
Regenerative Medicine: Greta
Genetics and Genomics: Leela
Biomedical Imaging: Brenda
Inflammation and Pathophysiology: Sofia
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!
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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
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