The master of biomedical science have two clusters, the medical and the neurological. These clusters are also divided in different tracks. A few students here below talked about their experience with their tracks.

Medical Biology

Medical Biology is the cornerstone of modern health care, covering areas as diverse as biomolecules, signal transduction, infectious or hereditary diseases, antibiotic resistance or behaviour. It is a multidisciplinairy field in which knowledge and training in biology, chemistry, physics and informatics is integrated, strongly based in a fundamental scientific background in the Faculty of Science and optimally cooperating with the Academic Medical Centre (AMC), Dutch Cancer Institute (NKI) and Sanquin.


Within the field of neurobiology and the neurosciences, there are three tracks that concentrate on different aspects of the brain. The brain is approached from a biomedical point of view, from the molecule to the mind. The programmes are supported by a number of university institutes such as the Swammerdam Institute of Life Sciences (SILS-CNS) and other neurobiological institutes like the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) and the AMC also contribute to the courses and

Track Biochemistry & Metabolic Diseases (BMD)

This track shows you the model systems that are currently used in research. Thereby you also learn the molecular basis of illnesses like vascular diabetes, atherosclerosis and Gaucher disease. This mix gives you a very broad basic for a scientific career.

T. van Staveren

Track Cell Biology & Advanced Microscopy (CBAM)
With the track Cell Biology and Advanced Microscopy you will work with advanced microscopy techniques. During this track, you will get to know that (advanced) microscopy is much more than just looking at a cell with a microscope. By learning all the advanced microscopy techniques, you will be able to work in every research field as almost all studies use advanced microscopy nowadays. Besides, the theory you get is very handy as it is hard to learn and understand the advanced microscopy theory by yourself.


Track Experimental Internal Medicine (EIM)

This track shows you a broad variety of research in the internal medicine sector, like the cardio-vascular research, endocrinology and this year new introduced the GI tract and the neurogenetics and it’s diseases. This track gives you the advantage to explore a lot of different areas in a short time.



Tesla Minor

This minor moves you out of your comfort zone. This minor combines scientific knowledgde with business and society. If you want to know more, click here.