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Study programme of Biomedical Sciences

Our master’s in Biomedical Science allows you to construct a curriculum that meets your research interests and career goals. Important is that all your choices add up to a coherent programme. Your specialisation coordinators will help you determine your internships and theoretical education.


  • Curriculum and courses

    Constructing your own programme is a key feature of the master’s. Most students follow courses of specialisations or profiles between Sep-Feb and do their internships in the second half of the year. However, it is also possible to deviate from this schedule. 

    Next to courses and internships, students need to do a literature thesis about a medical topic of their choice. Next to that, students learn about the principles of scientific integrity during the research integrity rounds. Additionally, the masters contains many ECs of electives which can be filled with BMS courses of other specialisations or profiles, elective BMS courses, courses at other faculties or universities, individual courses, or an additional internship.

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Each student must perform at least two internships, one of which must be a research internship. This master’s programme has a strong link with research departments connected to the Radboud university medical center offering many internship opportunities. Depending on your specialisation and other choices in your master’s you can focus on research at a molecular/cellular, individual (clinical practice and patient care) or population/societal level. Of course it is also possible to do a research internship outside the Radboud University. Many students choose to perform an internship outside of the Netherlands.

The second internship depends on the chosen career profile. This implies that for a student with a research profile, both internships will involve scientific research. Students in other profiles can, next to their research internship, choose a second internship related to their profile choice. This means that students with a communication profile can, for example, perform a project in the field of health communication and students with a consultancy profile, for example, in the field of health policy analysis. Many students in the consultancy or communication profile perform their internship in an organisation outside of academia.

Study abroad

Many Biomedical Sciences students choose to perform an internship or courses outside of the Netherlands. We encourage student mobility by advising and helping current students to perform part of their study abroad. Our specialisation coordinators and the Radboudumc international office can help students to find an internship position abroad.

Additional challenge

Do you want an extra challenge during your studies? Discover what the Radboud Honours Academy has to offer to achieve your maximum potential during your time as a student.