Master of Biomedical Sciences

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Program Description

The 21st century started as the century of molecular life sciences. Ever since the 1990s when scientists greatly improved our insights into the molecular basis of life processes, the life sciences have developed at a tremendous rate. Various breakthroughs, including the mapping of the human genome, are leading to the rapid development of inter-relationships between formerly autonomous scientific disciplines such as genetics, medicine, pharmacology, biology, and environmental science.

This creates new prospects for the academic and business worlds. Investments are huge: all over the world, universities, research institutes, and businesses are launching new research initiatives, teaching programs and business-related activities.

In accordance with its Lisbon Strategy, aimed at a more ambitious reinforcement of Europeâs knowledge-based economy, the EU strongly supports further development of genomics and biotechnology. And these are only two of many future scientific developments in the realm of the life sciences, including proteomics, bioinformatics, bioelectronics, and imaging, all of which have numerous applications for human health, wellness, and prosperity.

The Master of Biomedical Sciences focuses on state-of-the-art methodology, knowledge, insight and academic skills, enabling graduates to unravel the molecular mechanisms of health and disease as independent researchers. The program provides students with the knowledge and skills required for the proper design of a scientific research project.

Three specializations are offered:

  • Bioelectronics and Nanotechnology
  • Environmental Health Sciences
  • Clinical Molecular Sciences

Specific Admission Requirements

All applicants should hold at least a university diploma or degree certificate or a diploma of higher education equivalent to a bachelor degree (180 ECTS credit points), at the start of the master program in September.

Applicants should hold a bachelor degree or diploma in biomedical sciences, biology, medicine or chemistry. Applicants with a different educational background such as electronic- and medical engineering should contact the coordinator for specific regulations.

The Examination Board of the program evaluates each application individually concerning the applicantâs academic record. Sufficient knowledge of English is required and is to be confirmed by an intake interview or by presenting a sufficient score on a language test
such as TOEFL or IELTS. Online pre-registration is compulsory. The Examination Board will only consider duly completed application files.

Deadline for submission:

  • for EEA students: 15th of August
  • for non-EEA students: 1st of May

Applicants will be notified of the Examination Boardâs decision as soon as possible. The registration becomes active after payment of the tuition fee, augmented with a premium for health insurance for non-EEA students.

Career Prospects

Bioelectronics and Nanotechnology

  • Applied and fundamental research at universities, hospitals, and research centers.
  • Research and development in companies specialized in pharmaceutics, diagnostics, biotechnology, and medical engineering.
  • Government authorities and centers focusing on public health, environmental conservation, genetics, and information services.
  • Doctoral studies in scientific and biomedical disciplines.

Environmental Health Sciences

  • Fundamental and applied research at universities, hospitals, research centers
  • Government authorities and centers focusing on public health and environmental conservation
  • Food safety agencies
  • Research and development in companies specialized in pharmaceutics, diagnostics and environmental health science
  • Ph.D. programs in scientific and biomedical disciplines
  • Education

100 % of the graduated had a job in the above-mentioned fields within 1 year after graduation.

Clinical Molecular Sciences

  • Fundamental and applied research at universities, hospitals, research centers
  • Government authorities and centers focusing on public health, genetics and public relations agencies
  • Research and development in pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries
  • Ph.D. programs in scientific and biomedical disciplines
  • Education
Last updated April 2018

About the School

Hasselt University is a young, dynamic centre of expertise for teaching, research and service provision. It regards it as its social responsibility to contribute actively to a sustainable and innovati ... Read More

Hasselt University is a young, dynamic centre of expertise for teaching, research and service provision. It regards it as its social responsibility to contribute actively to a sustainable and innovative region. It aspires to be a hub in this innovation web. Read less
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