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Biology of Disease


Course Description

The Master's in Biology of Disease focuses on the translation of disease into a scientifically secure experiment/model, in order to study its underlying mechanisms and reveal potential therapies.

The Master's programme in Biology of Disease offers the opportunity to study disease mechanisms in the broadest sense via internships in pre-clinical and clinical research in medical, biomedical, biological, industrial and veterinary labs; and to focus on more than one clinical specialty enabling you to conduct research projects on different subjects and diseases. Alternatively this programme offers the possibility to focus on cardiovascular research.

This two year research programme comprises theoretical courses, elective courses, seminars, a major and minor research project, and the writing of a Master's thesis. The core component of this two year research programme consists of independently planning and conducting the two research projects, which will take 15 months in total. The minor research project may be completed elsewhere in the Netherlands or abroad; or it may be replaced by a specific profile: Management, Teaching and Communication or Drug Regulatory Sciences. Graduates of this programme are prepared for PhD studies (approximately 65% choose for this option); or to take on a position in the medical-technical or pharmaceutical industry, or in science journalism.

Visit the Biology of Disease page on the Utrecht University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold a BSc or equivalent qualification in: Biomedical Sciences; or Biological Sciences; or Chemical Sciences; or Pharmaceutical Sciences; or Medical Biology. The student must have knowledge of the pathology, physiology, and pathophysiology of organs and organ systems. Applicants will be assessed on an individual basis. In addition, study progress during the Bachelor is of great importance.The Admissions Committee may set additional entrance requirements.

Course Fees

2016-2017 EU/EEA: € 1.984,- Non EU/non-EEA : € 18.000


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