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Master of Biomedical Sciences

Master of Biomedical Sciences

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This unique master programme focuses on state-of-the-art methodology, in depth knowledge, insight and academic skills, preparing graduates for a carrier in science. The central theme of this master programme is to unravel the molecular mechanisms of diseases, and to translate research findings into novel approaches for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of these diseases. Students get the possibility to further specialize in one of the core research themes of the faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences at Hasselt University, namely, neuroscience, cardiovascular science and immunology & infection.

Strengths of the programme @UHasselt

  • The programme is strongly research-oriented with focus on fundamental research and dissemination of scientific findings
  • You are trained in several specialized research domains
  • The programme offers two internships for a total of 60 ECTS credits
  • Topics for internships are available at top-level research groups at Hasselt University, Maastricht University or at other locations in Belgium and abroad (within ERASMUS programme together with universities in e.g. Italy, Finland, Spain and England)
  • You are trained in scientific English and writing a grant proposal as a preparation of the senior internship
  • The programme strongly emphasizes lifelong learning and employability skills such as communication (writing and presenting), critical attitude, working in team
  • The programme is based on student-centered education: small groups, individual guidance and feedback, ‘face-to-face’ education
  • You have the opportunity to present your research findings in an international conference environment
  • The programme has an international and multidisciplinary orientation

Programme coordinator
Prof. Dr Jerome Hendriks