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Master'sBiomedical Sciences

Biomedical sciences is a broad field ranging from molecule to man to population and society, with the common aim to improve patient health and well-being. In this master’s, students construct their own programme based on personal interests.

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Something for you?

  • Construct your own programme based on personal, academic and professional interests.
  • Get a thorough understanding of molecular, individual, population and societal aspects of human health and disease.
  • Choose from multiple specialisations and career profiles.
  • Develop professional skills and career aspirations by doing two or more internships.
  • Design a programme as specific or as broad as you prefer.
Why in Nijmegen?

Admission requirements

Do you want to know if you can be admitted? Read more about the admission requirements of this programme.

Admission and application
Due to the freedom of this Master's I get challenged to continuously think about what I want and what I need to learn to achieve my goals.
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What will you learn

You will get an understanding of the molecular, individual or population and societal aspects of human health and disease and learn to conduct scientific research independently. The master’s programme allows you to construct a curriculum that meets your research interests and career goals. We offer a broad range of biomedical courses from which you can choose. Next to that, you will perform at least 2 internships and a literature thesis to develop your professional and academic skills.

During the master’s you can choose from the following specialisations and career profiles:


  • Clinical Human Movement Sciences
  • Drug Safety and Toxicology
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Technology Assessment
  • Immunology and Host Defence
  • Medical Neuroscience
  • Molecular Medicine

Career profiles

  • Research
  • Communication
  • Consultancy
Study programme

Future career opportunities

This master’s programme in Biomedical Sciences will teach you refined research skills. However, at Radboud University we understand that not everyone wants to become a researcher. A biomedical scientist has lots of options. To help kick-start your career after graduation we offer you different career profiles. There are mandatory courses connected to each profile.

After the master’s, biomedical scientists pursue a wide range of careers. Possible occupations after the master Biomedical Sciences are: 

  • Scientific researcher/PhD candidate
  • Science editor (science communication)
  • Scientific consultant
  • Clinical study manager
  • University teacher
  • Scientific policy advisor
  • Manager at a biomedical company
  • Medical scientific liaison
  • Research project manager
  • Epidemiologist


A majority (81%) of graduates of the master’s in Biomedical Sciences finds a paid job before or directly after graduating. And many of our alumni are content with their positions (88%), positive about the extent to which capacities are utilised (88%), and believe that the job offers good prospects for career advancements (79%).

Career prospects


This master’s programme has a strong link with research departments connected to the Radboud university medical center in Nijmegen. The specialisations are connected with leading scientists from their respective fields.  

During the master’s you have to perform at least two internships: a general research internship and an internship for your chosen profile. During your general research internship you will get a first-hand experience with research in practice. Students who choose the research career profile will do a second research internship. Students who choose the consultancy or communication career profile, will perform an internship where they combine their knowledge of their discipline with insight into the interaction between science, technology, and society.

Multidisciplinary research

At the Radboud university medical center, scientists perform cross-disciplinary research. Instead of working on a single disease, scientists with different expertise and from different departments work together to solve the health challenges we face.

Questions about this programme?

Do you have a question about this programme? We're happy to help. Please contact us, ask a student or check out our information activities.


Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this Master's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.