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Biomedical Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #121 (WUR) Maastricht, Netherlands
Biomedical Sciences from Maastricht University completely revolves around sickness and health. Whether you choose to specialise in the molecular processes in a cancer cell, or would like to know more about exercise programmes for people with obesity; the programme offers a solid foundation for a successful future. 
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Biomedical Sciences from Maastricht University explores how the human body works in day-to-day life, during periods of illness, while ageing and while performing to the very best of its ability. You explore the relationship between human beings and their environment from molecule, to gene, to cell and organ, to individual and to entire populations. The programme is often described as the ‘research side of medicine’. So if you would like to make a contribution to the health and wellbeing of others, but would prefer to not become a doctor, Biomedical Sciences is the right choice for you.


The knowledge you'll gain in this programme can be used to improve the health and wellbeing of people in many different ways. You could end up working in:

  • Research - At universities and hospitals, biomedical scientists conduct investigations into the causes and possible preventions of different diseases, and the processes that take place in our bodies. Others go on to help pharmaceutical companies and biotech firms develop new drugs. You could, for example, end up working on the development of new treatments for cancer patients.
  • Policy - A diploma in Biomedical Sciences will also allow you to pursue a career in government, as a policy maker at the Department of Health, for example. Gradutes often end up working at government departments where they advise on topics such as the introduction of new food and nutrition legislation, or new initiatives to promote an active and healthy lifestyle.
  • Education - If you take the education track in Biomedical Sciences, you can become a biology teacher at a secondary school, or work as an instructor in tertiary and higher education.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • The LEGO Bricks of Life 
  • Homeostasis and Organ Systems 
  • Brain, Behavior and Movement 
  • Human Genetics, Reproduction and Prenatal Development 
  • Threats and Defence Mechanisms 
  • From Cradle to Grave: Development, Ageing and Disease
  • Human Intermediary Metabolism 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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General Requirements

  • VWO diploma or an international equivalent
  • Letter of motivation
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • English proficiency
  • A recent passport picture
  • A copy of your valid passport or your EU/EEA identity card
  • A copy of your most recent list of grades and a copy of your diploma if you have obtained it.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10900 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10900 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Maastricht

  • 700 - 1170 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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