Deze opleiding

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From molecule to gene, to cell and organ, to individuals and entire populations: in this programme you explore the relationship between human beings and their environment at the molecular level.

What causes disease? How can we prevent it? And if disease is present, how can we treat it? This programme focuses on state of the art methodology and the skills that enable researchers to unravel the molecular mechanisms in health and disease. Your choice of research project (year 2) and laboratory reflects your choice of the five BMS specialisations*:
  1. Genetics and Genomics
  2. Imaging from Molecule to Man
  3. Inflammation and Pathophysiology
  4. Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism
  5. Regenerative Medicine

  • NOTE: As of September 2019, there will be a sixth specialisation: Neuromodulation.

This is a two-year programme taught in English.
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diplomaMSc Molecular Life Sciences
typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma
FHML Biomedical Sciences
MSc Biomedical Sciences: specialisation Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism
MSc Biomedical Sciences: specialisation Genetics and Genomics
MSc Biomedical Sciences: specialisation Inflammation and Pathophysiology
MSc Biomedical Sciences: specialisation Imaging from Molecule to Man
MSc Biomedical Sciences: specialisation Regenerative Medicine

Waarom aan de Maastricht University?

The programme is offered in partnership between Maastricht University and Hasselt University (Belgium). You participate in ongoing, cross-border research at both campuses, giving you not just hands-on experience but also an international network. Second, you have the intellectual freedom to pursue your own interests (e.g. many elective courses). Moreover, you follow an internship (during year 2) at an approved laboratory of your choice.

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opbouwYear 1
  • General course: Biomedical Challenges
  • Two courses related to your specialisation
  • General course: Biomedical Approaches
  • General course: Designing Scientific Research

Year 2
  • Internship, poster presentation and master's thesis
1e jaar
General course: Biomedical Challenges
Two courses related to your specialisation
General course: Biomedical Approaches
General course: Designing Scientific Research
2e jaar
Internship, poster presentation and thesis on a topic related to your specialisation afstuderen


specialisatie Genetics and Genomics


Main focus: application of genetics and genomics principles in scientific research and in the clinic with specific attention for cancer, cardiogenetics, neurogenetics, model systems, forensics and personalised medicine.

  1. Imaging from Molecule to ManThe focus is on the biomedical problem and not so much on the underlying physical methodology/technology. Main question is how we can use advanced imaging modalities to understand biomedical problems.
  2. Inflammation and PathophysiologyWe aim to prepare you to contribute to the understanding of inflammation and pathological threads, and develop new treatment strategies.
  3. Neuromodulation (as of September 2019)First basic and fundamental knowledge on the nervous system. Then: neuromodulation subjects, such as preclinical, clinical and industrial aspects of neuromodulation techniques and indications.
  4. Nutrition, Physical Activity and MetabolismPhysiology & mechanisms underlying derailment > basis for design & optimisation of preventive & therapeutic nutritional & life-style interventions > improve metabolic health & alleviate diseased state
  5. Regenerative MedicineMultidisciplinary field aiming at creating solutions to restore structure and function of permanently damaged tissues and organs by using a combination of science and technology.


taal van onderwijs100% en
This programme will give you:
  • in-depth, practical experience of the entire scientific process: formulating a testable hypothesis; designing a feasible experiment; managing your time and budget; processing, interpreting and reporting on the results; and critically evaluating the whole procedure
  • professional research skills such as giving poster presentations, writing articles and reports, participating actively in lab meetings, discussing your findings with colleagues and coaches, etc.

Toelating en studiekosten

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1 september 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2019
collegegeld nog niet bekend
toelaatbare profielen
WO bachelora bachelor’s degree issued by a Dutch or non-Dutch university in a relevant domain
WO mastertoelaatbaar
hbo bachelorA bachelor’s degree issued by a non-university institute in the Netherlands (equivalent to a least 4 years of nominal study time; 240 ECTS)


  1. a bachelor's degree issued by a university in a relevant domain
  2. a bachelor's degree issued by a University of Applied Sciences in a relevant domain. For these students additional requirements may apply.

estimated monthly costs

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308kamerhuur in Maastrichtrond het landelijk gemiddelde
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1176totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

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Studenten en studentenleven


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? eerstejaars gestart in
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16600 studenten aan de Maastricht University
60% daarvan is vrouw
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Op kamers in Maastricht

20231studenten studerend
9323studenten woonachtig   
€ 308gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
24 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Jasper Germeraad, Genetics And Genomics
Jan Gaede, Inflammation And Pathophysiology
Rob Janssen, Imaging From Molecule To Man
Martin Feldman, Nutrition, Physical Activity And Metabolism
Daphne Eussen, Regenerative Medicine


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1/4 Maastricht University
Biomedical Sciences
€ 308 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
2/4 Radboud Universiteit
Medical Epigenomics
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
3 eerstejaars
33% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
3/4 Radboud Universiteit
Molecular Life Sciences
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
3 eerstejaars
33% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
4/4 Wageningen University
Molecular Life Sciences
star Keuzegids topopleiding 2018  88
€ 282 gemiddelde kamerhuur
18 eerstejaars
44% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
disclaimer: bovenstaande cijfers en beoordelingen zijn aangeleverd door de opleidingen zelf. Wij kunnen de juistheid niet garanderen.

Na de studie

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Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Most gradauates continue on to PhD positions, but you may also find work as a policymaker, project manager, analyst, chemist, biotech entrepreneur, science reporter and so on. You could look for work in:
  • hospitals
  • universities
  • governmental agencies
  • patent organisations
  • environmental agencies
  • contract research organisations
  • pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies
  • public health or genetics institutes
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