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Biomedical Sciences: Research


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During the research specialisation of Biomedical Sciences you will focus on becoming an independent researcher in the field of biomedical sciences. All students follow the common part of MSc Biomedical Sciences which consists of a 20-week research traineeship, a number of thematic (Frontiers of Science) courses, a course on how to write a research proposal, a course on clinical research in practice and a course on scientific conduct. In the second year of the research specialisation you will take a course in Laboratory Animal Science, write a scientific review, and conduct a second major research project of about 28 weeks for which you first will write a research proposal. The research internships in the first and second year can be performed either at Leiden University Medical Center or elsewhere in the Netherlands or abroad. In addition, students will complete the unique module Career orientation which includes assignments reflecting on skills, knowledge and preferences. In addition, you will attend lectures by alumni, guest lectures, workshops and career events to explore the job market. In total, you will spend two years (120 EC) on state of the art biomedical courses and perform a great deal of research yourself. The Biomedical Sciences Research Programme offers you a broad education, but also allows you to focus on a specific scientific area in your second master year.




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

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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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