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Master Biomedical Sciences: Infectious and Tropical Diseases at the University of Antwerp

This Master’s programme gives you a broad view of infectious and tropical diseases, from the gene to the ecosystem. Through a unique collaboration with the Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), the University of Antwerp is able to offer a state-of-the-art Master’s degree in Infectious and Tropical Diseases. This programme integrates the most recent advances in fields like parasitology, ecology, immunology, and molecular epidemiology, and is taught by researchers with many years of field expertise.

 

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Master Biomedical Sciences: Infectious and Tropical Diseases: Study Content

In the Master of Biomedical Sciences: Infectious and Tropical Diseases, you acquire a good understanding of various aspects of host-parasite interaction. You also learn to recognise patterns in the epidemiology of (tropical) diseases as well as to link them to ecological conditions. This way you learn to evaluate or propose strategies for disease control.

 

The programme does not focus on acquiring clinical skills, as this is covered in medicine and pharmacy. However, it prepares you to conduct technological or scientific research in a clinical context. You learn to describe and analyse a tropical, biomedical, scientific problem independently, to report on it and to propose solutions. This may contribute to product development in the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, for example vaccine research, drug screening and diagnostics.

 

During the second and third semester you can obtain a Laboratory Animal Science certificate (FELASA C) allowing you to perform or participate in animal experiments. The Project proposal and the Master’s thesis with Internship last 7 months and offer you the opportunity to participate in research projects in leading laboratories and institutes in Belgium or abroad. 


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Master Biomedical Sciences: Infectious and Tropical Diseases: Career

A Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences offers you many career opportunities. About 30% of graduates find PhD positions at one of the participating research institutes in Antwerp or abroad. Some graduates have been selected for prestigious PhD programmes at leading schools in Europe and the US.

 

In general, as a graduate you will work in/as:

 

  • Fundamental research in the various areas of infectious and tropical diseases, epidemiology and drug research at universities and research institutes;
  • Research and development in the pharmaceutical industry;
  • Policy and management positions in science, industry and the healthcare sector;
  • Clinical Research Associate in hospitals or other clinical settings

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Master Biomedical Sciences: Infectious and Tropical Diseases: Admission requirements

To start in the Master of Biomedical Sciences you need to have obtained a Bachelor of Science (minimum 180 ECTS credits) in the field of life sciences with a strong focus on biomedical sciences, and proven knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology and Cell Biology. Basic knowledge of Microbiology, Immunology and Epidemiology is also required.

 

If your degree was not issued by a recognised educational institution in Belgium or the Netherlands, you will also have to provide evidence of your level of English.

 

You can do this in two ways:

 

 

  • by proving that you took classes in English for at least one academic year during your Bachelor or Master degree. The selection committee may require additional proof of your command of English.
  • by submitting your results on a TOEFL or IELTS language test, with the following minimum scores:
    • paper-based TOEFL: minimum 550
    • internet-based TOEFL: minimum 80
    • IELTS: minimum total score of 6.5 and minimum score of 6.0 for each individual component
    • Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR): minimum B2.

 

Results obtained on other language tests will not be accepted.


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Why choose UAntwerp

Our university is located in the city of Antwerp, in the heart of Belgium and Europe. The port of Antwerp is one of the biggest in the world. The city of Antwerp is not just an ancient medieval and baroque city, full of history. It is also a bustling metropolis with a vibrant social scene, impressive architecture and cultural contrasts. Over 170 nationalities live here, more than in New York! This cosmopolitan vibe is also reflected at the University of Antwerp.

 

First-rate research and education make the University of Antwerp a wonderful place to study and to work. We foster the nexus between research and education. Internationalisation is key to our mission. It is no coincidence that the University of Antwerp is a partner in a highly promising European University Network, the Young Universities for the Future of Europe www.YUFE.eu.

 

As home away from home to over 20,000 students, the University of Antwerp prides itself on operating on a human scale. Our faculty and staff will welcome you into top-notch infrastructure on one of our four campuses. While you’re here you are also invited to enjoy our vibrant cultural programming, sports facilities and many other available student services.

 


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Orientation year

After completing your studies you can choose to look for work opportunities in Belgium. You can apply for an orientation year and extend your stay in Belgium by 12 months. Guidance and administrative assistance with this process is available through the university.

 


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Institution

University of Antwerp


Location: International Students Office - Campus Middelheim Middelheimlaan 1
2020 Antwerpen
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Antwerp
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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Antwerpen

Field of study

Medicine & Health Sciences

Degree

Master of Biomedical Sciences: Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Language

English

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Application deadline

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Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 2 years

Tuition fees EU: 1092,10 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 5800 EUR / year

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Facts about the Masters programme

Location

Antwerpen

Field of study

Medicine & Health Sciences

Degree

Master of Biomedical Sciences: Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Language

English

Start

Application deadline

ask the institution

Type of study

Full-time

Duration of study: 2 years

Tuition fees EU: 1092,10 EUR / year

Tuition fees Non EU: 5800 EUR / year

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