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Biomedical Sciences


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In this master programme you learn interdisciplinary approaches to address scientific and societal challenges in the field of (bio)medical sciences. The research in our programme Biomedical Sciences relates 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, communication or education.

Our specialisations, Research, Management, Communication and Education*, enable you to pursue your personal interests.

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. The adjacent Leiden BioScience Park offers excellent opportunities for internships and/or a future job.

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.

(*) For the specialisation ' Education' fluency in Dutch is required




Master of Science


2 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 21,200


Application requirements

  • Relevant bachelor programme;
  • Research experience for at least three months in a final project (internship) at the start of the master's programme.
  • During a final project (internship) and/or courses the applicant has acquired skills with respect to working in a laboratory for at least three weeks;
  • In depth knowledge, understanding and skills (demonstrated by grades and/or ECTS) in Immunology (6 ECTS), Pathology (6 ECTS), Bio-Statistics (6 ECTS), Neuroscience (6 ECTS) and Molecular Biology (9 ECTS) at the start of the master's programme;
  • Grade Point Average of at least 6.0 (Dutch grading system; or international equivalent) at the submission deadline.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band
TOEFL internet based
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 21,200
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 Apr '24 1 Apr '24
1 Feb '25 15 Oct '24 15 Oct '24


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