What causes a disease? What can be done about obesity and diabetes? Why does one person become depressed and another does not? What are the underlying mechanisms of diseases?
During the Master's degree programme in Biomedical Sciences you will learn how to find answers to these questions. The programme is strongly oriented towards the scientific background of health and disease and preclinical research. You will study life processes, and their abnormalities within the intact organism. The field in Groningen is wide and the choice is up to you you can specialize in molecular biology or conduct research at the level of population groups.
At least 60% of the master's programme consist of independent research projects. As such, you are participating actively in all aspects of the research, from designing an experiment and conducting it, to writing an international scientific publication. Within the degree programme Biomedical Sciences students can follow the specialisation Biology of Ageing which provides training as a researcher mainly in the field of ageing and age-related pathologies.
Your career prospects are:
Researcher in a variety of organizations such as
* Academic and general hospitals
* Biomedical, pharmaceutical or food industries
Positions linking biomedical sciences to a business or policy strategy in a social organization, such as the Heart Foundation and the Diabetes Fund. You can also work for the government in an advisory position.
Specialisations / Tracks
* Biology of Ageing (specialization) The specialisation Biology of Ageing provides training as a researcher mainly in the field of ageing and age-related pathologies.
2-year programme; credits per year: 60 ECTS; most courses are 5 ECTS.
* Study abroad is recommended
* For an average of 20 weeks
* Maximum of 60 EC
Several scholarships are available for international students who are motivated to study Bachelors, Masters and PhD programmes, as well as for exchanges, short courses and research stays at our university.
NVAO (nl) until May 08, 2017