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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 2.1k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 14.8k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 1 Th5 2016

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    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.

    Job perspectives
    Your career prospects are:

    Researcher in a variety of organizations such as

    * Universities
    * 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
    * Study abroad is recommended
    * For an average of 20 weeks
    * Maximum of 60 EC


    program_requirements

    Dutch studentsSufficient English proficiency on VWO level is required.The Admissions Board will decide whether you can be admitted to the Master's degree programme. The Board may decide that you have to take supplementary courses or follow a bridging programme before being admitted.Universitary Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences or related field (focusing on knowledge and skills at the interface of molecular and cellular biology, organic chemistry and biochemistry, integrative physiology and behaviour, and medical sciences).A special programme is available for holders of a Dutch HBO Bachelor's degree. For details, please contact the student advisor.International students * TOEFL: 237 computer based * Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English - CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) * English language test ± University of Groningen Language Center ± section scores C2 or C1 and one section score B2. * With the exception of students whose native language is English.The Admissions Board will decide whether you can be admitted to the Masters degree programme. The Board may decide that you have to take supplementary courses or follow a bridging programme before being admitted.Bachelors degree in Biomedical Sciences or related field (focusing on knowledge and skills at the interface of molecular and cellular biology, organic chemistry and biochemistry, integrative physiology and behaviour, and medical sciences). English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 TOEFL paper-based test score : 580 TOEFL iBT® test: 92

    Funding opportunities
    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.

    Accreditation

    NVAO (nl) until May 08, 2017

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