Biology of Disease

Degree: Master
University: Utrecht University , Faculty: Faculty of Natural Sciences
City: Utrecht , Country: Netherlands
Discipline: Life Sciences, Medicine & Health
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  • Max Duration 24
  • Tuition fee € 1672
    € 17350 (non-EEA)
  • Start Date of Studies February, September
  • Admission deadline March 1 (September Start); September 1 ( February Start)
  • Programme Alternatives full-time
  • Educational Form research
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description

    Biology of Disease studies disease mechanisms in the broadest sense via internships in pre-clinical and clinical research in medical, biomedical, biological, industrial and veterinary labs.

    This programme offers the opportunity to focus on more than one clinical speciality, enabling students to conduct research projects on different subjects and diseases and in various labs. Alternatively, students may choose to focus on cardiovascular research.

    The central theme of this programme is the translation of a clinical problem (disease) into a scientifically secure experiment or model in order to study the underlying mechanism of the disease. Such experiments and models can reveal therapeutic leads. Research questions may relate to all organisational levels of the body.

    On completing the programme, you will be able to use various advanced research techniques. The MSc in Biology of Disease is particularly lends itself particularly well to conducting disease-related research in co-operation with clinical and pre-clinical staff.

    Career Opportunities

    There are many possible career opportunities, varying from scientific research, science journalism and education to jobs in the private, public or non-profit sector.
    About 65% of the graduates find a job as a PhD student, 10% start a career in medical-technical or pharmaceutical industry and 10% decided to start a new academic programme (forensic sciences, medicine, veterinary sciences).


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