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Choose a specialisation

You can find more information about the specialisations and the specialisation coordinators in this document:

Introduction into the specialisations and specialisation coordinators (pdf, 503 kB)

In the Master BMS you choose a specialisation to improve the structure and depth in your programme. Specifically, the course offering of the first three course periods (Sept – Nov) in the BMS programme have been subdivided into 7 specialisations which the students can choose from. The specialisations on offer are:

  1. Immunology and host defence
  2. Clinical human movement sciences
  3. Epidemiology
  4. Health Technology Assessment
  5. Drug Safety and Toxicology
  6. Molecular Medicine
  7. Medical Neuroscience

Each specialisation consists of max. 6 core courses of 3 ECTS in the period September-December. A specialisation provides substantive structure and depth on a number of core topics. Coordinators of the courses, that are assembled within a specialisation, align their courses in terms of coordination, structure, content, examination and level. The entry level of the successive courses can therefore be higher on those core subjects. First year students are expected to take all core courses of one specialisation in the first months of the academic year*. Following all courses of one specialisation is highly recommended, but not mandatory. In consultation with the specialisation coordinator, this may be deviated from for compelling reasons. The student remains responsible for ensuring that he/she meets the entrance level of courses he/she wants to take. A specialisation course might build upon knowledge from previous specialisation courses. As a consequence, a higher level of prior knowledge may be required. Information on prior knowledge of each course is included the course information in the List of BMS courses (pdf, 760 kB) in this prospectus.

After the courses of the chosen specialisation in the first months, the student determines the further course package. There are many more courses in the subsequent periods with which students can further specialize or broaden their Master.

Specialisation coordinators

Each specialisation has one or two specialisation coordinators who take responsibility for the content and coaching of students within each specialisation. In addition to coaching the students, the specialisation coordinator represents and evaluates the specialisation and monitors/promotes the coherence, depth and structure of the specialisation.