Research course

Biomedical Sciences

Radboud University · Faculty of Medical Science
MSc by research

Entry requirements

A completed Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences or related area

You have a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences or a related discipline (as evaluated by the Board of Examiners) and a strong motivation to succeed.
Your previous education should cover:

  • Basic understanding of human physiology and major pathophysiologic processes of disease
  • Academic research experience for at least 3 months (e.g. internship)
  • Experience with problem-based learning at academic level

A proficiency in English

In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English.This requirement has been satisfied when the student meets the conditions, listed on our website.

A letter of motivation

In this letter of motivation you should explain:

  • Which specialisation and profile you choose

An online interview may follow before you are admitted to the programme.

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Months of entry


Course content

Biomedical scientists want to minimise the impact of diseases for humans and humankind. Smart, global visionaries are needed who want to solve health care issues in the lab and in the field.

Radboud University's degree in Biomedical Sciences aims to educate the best biomedical scientists with not just a thorough understanding of the molecular, individual and population aspects of human health and disease, but also by giving them skills in unique areas of expertise. The programme has a broad focus ranging from infectious disease to toxicology; epidemiology to immunology; and medical neuroscience to disease like cancer.

The programme gives students the opportunity to construct their own study plan based on personal academic and professional interests. Students choose one of seven specialisations:

  • Clinical human movement sciences
  • Drug Safety and Toxicology
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Technology Assessment
  • Immunology and host defence
  • Medical Neuroscience
  • Molecular Medicine

Furthermore, students choose one of three career profiles:

  • Research
  • Communication
  • Consultancy

What will you learn?

  • You will gain a solid base in research methodology, statistics and biostatistics, laboratory research and communication skills.
  • You will get an understanding of health care issues and biomedical research are placed in contexts of research and patient care.
  • Learn to design, conduct and present your own research.
  • Get valuable experience and insights into building your career while still learning.

Career prospects

A majority of our graduates become researchers in government departments, research organisations, universities and medical or pharmaceutical companies. Graduates also opt for careers as communication advisors or scientific consultant/advisor with a background in biomedical science, an expertise that is in high demand.

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Fees and funding

UK students
€ 18,296
International students
EU €2,530 p/a Non EU € 18,296 p/a

There are various scholarships available for studying at Radboud University. Some of the opportunities are described below. A full list, including detailed information, can be found on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc by research
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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