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The bachelor's programme in Biomedical Sciences 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.

Broad and flexible programme

The flexible nature of the programme means you’ll have plenty of opportunity to specialise. You’ll start by taking mandatory courses, followed by several electives and a minor. This means you’ll have the opportunity to select the topics that best fit your talents and ambitions, allowing you to develop a unique professional profile within the field of biomedical sciences. A personal mentor will guide you in the decisions you'll have to make. You’ll complete your bachelor’s by writing a thesis.

At the interface of research, medicine and biology

Though this programme shares common ground with both biology and medicine, it has a notable different emphasis. ​In biology, you study the links between biological species and their environment. In medicine, you study the phenomenon of illness with the objective to heal individual patients. As a biomedical scientist (and a student Biomedical Sciences), you don't treat or get into contact with patients. Instead, you use scientific knowledge to gain insight into the processes underlying human health and disease.

The programme has 5 themes

  • Living: chemistry of life, cells, organisation and communication in tissues
  • Protecting: threats, immunity, lymphatic system, infection and infectious diseases, epidemiology
  • Acting: moving, sensing your position, nervous system and musculoskeletal system
  • Thriving: oxygen supply, nutrient processing, maintenance of physiological equilibrium and nutrition
  • Populating: inheritance, reproduction, development and growth, hormones and evolution

Your future

The flexibility of the programme insures that you can pursue many different career paths after you’ve graduated. Your knowledge of the human body and the physiological and molecular processes that take place ensures that you'll be very popular amongst employers. After all, you are not only an expert in the field that you specialised in, you have also had a lot of practical training in things such as communicating, writing, presenting and collaborating with people from other disciplines. This makes you an ideal candidate for many different positions, both in the Netherlands and abroad.

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Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

Pilihan kuliah

Purna Waktu (3 tahun)

Biaya kuliah
€10.900,00 (Rp 163.834.692) per tahun
Statutory fee for this programme is € 2,083
Tanggal mulai

Direncanakan September 2020


Maastricht University

Minderbroedersberg 4-6,



6211, Netherlands

Persyaratan masuk

Untuk mahasiswa dari Amerika Serikat

Applicants must High School Diploma with 4 AP’s (concluded with an examination from the College Board). High School Diploma with a weighted GPA of at least 3.5 with at least 16 credits in academic subjects. English Language Requirements: IELTS (6.5); TOEFL Paper-based test (575); TOEFL Internet test (90); TOEIC listening and reading (720) and speaking and writing (310); Cambridge - Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) Grade C (scale 180-184), First Certificate in English (FCE) Grade A (scale 180-184), First Certificate in English (FCE) Grade B (scale 176-179).

Untuk mahasiswa internasional

If you have one of the diplomas stated below then, in principle, you are directly admissible:

  • Dutch VWO-diploma
  • HBO or OU propaedeutic diploma
  • HBO-diploma

If you have a non-Dutch diploma that is equivalent to the Dutch vwo diploma you are, in principle, admissible to this programme.

  • IELTS test: minimum score overall 6
  • TOEFL test: overall, paper-based minimum score 550
  • TOEFL test: overall, internet-based minimum score 80
  • TOEFL test: overall, computer-based minimum score 213