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Innovative Medicine


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Do you have the ambition to become a leading translational biomedical innovator? Are you interested in becoming an entrepreneur and learning how to bring your research from idea to market? If so, the Innovative Medicine track could be the perfect fit for you!

The Innovative Medicine (IMIM) track is a 2-year programme focusing on the education of tomorrow's leading translational biomedical researchers and innovators. It is part of the MSc Molecular Medicine and Innovative Treatment.

In addition to a full perspective on medical sciences, ranging from the underlying basic mechanisms of disease to drug design and the clinical applications of research, you will receive training in the basic concepts of entrepreneurship. During the third semester, that includes a Summer School, you will have the unique opportunity to learn from experts in Intellectual Property Rights and Research Funding. Moreover, you will develop skills to explore, evaluate and exploit business opportunities through bio and medical technology venturing.

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Master of Science


2 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 24,200

€ 19,900


Application requirements

With a bachelor's degree in the fields of medicine, biology, biochemistry, pharmacy, pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical sciences, genetics, molecular biology, biotechnology, dentistry, or life science and technology you are admissible. If you have another degree background the selection committee will determine whether your background meets the admission requirements. Feel free to contact us for advice.

You will need to provide your official university transcript. It should include a list of all the courses you've taken, with the credit hours for each, the final grades you received, an explanation of the grading system used, and your class rank if available. Make sure to include the grades for courses you didn't pass as well.

After the initial selection process, a number of applicants will be invited by the selection committee for an interview. We offer the option of conducting the interview online, so you do not need to travel to Groningen. During the interview, you will be asked to present a research project you undertook as part of your previous studies, give a short presentation on a academic paper, and to elaborate on your motivation to apply for the Molecular Medicine and Innovative Treatment programme and s

Please make sure to visit for more information about the accepted language tests and the required minimum scores.

The motivation letter is an opportunity for you to convey your enthusiasm, goals, and suitability for the MSc Molecular Medicine and Innovative Treatment programme and the Innovative Medicine track. Make sure to describe your expectations for the programme and how it aligns with your future career plans. Additionally, emphasize the qualities and experiences that make you the right fit for it.

Language requirements

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

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

Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 24,200
€ 19,900
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 Apr '24 1 Apr '24
1 Sep '25 1 Apr '25 1 Apr '25
1 Sep '26 1 Apr '26 1 Apr '26


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9712 GL Groningen
050 363 9011

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