An academic Bachelor's degree in biomedical engineering, or in Life Science & Technology majoring in biomedical engineering, or in Physics, majoring Life and Health. Applicants holding a a university's bachelor degree in Human Movement Sciences, or a non-university bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, etc. may be admitted, but they may first be subjected to an individual premaster program of about 45 ECTS. This is merely an indication of required background knowledge. The admission board determines whether the specific contents of this/these course(s) meet the admission requirements of the master programme for which you applied.
Months of entry
As a biomedical engineer you develop new methods for the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Commonly, you work in multidisciplinary teams with medical doctors, engineers, biologists and biochemists.
Current-day medical practice relies increasingly on technology. You can think of microelectronics, information technology, and mechanical and material engineering. As a biomedical engineer you develop new methods; from ever more advanced imaging instruments to scaffolds for tissue engineering; and from modelling software to new surgical appliances.
If you are interested in health care and technology, the Master's programme Biomedical Engineering offers you the opportunity to gain in-depth information on a broad-range of topics. You will study topics in the fields of imaging techniques, physiological control engineering, rehabilitation engineering, implant engineering, cell and tissue engineering and infection prevention, as well as aspects of medical ethics and law. You also become well-versed in medical and biological basic knowledge.
In addition, the University of Groningen offers you state-of-the-art medical facilities and a unique professional cooperation with the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG).
We also offer an European Master in Biomedical Engineering: A joint project between six European universities. Students will start the programme at one of these universities and will spend at least one year at a partner university. More information can be found here.
Information for international students
Sufficient English proficiency on VWO level is required.
Fees and funding
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Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
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