Biomedical Sciences - Infectious and Tropical Diseases, M.Sc. | University of Antwerp | Antwerpen, Belgium
24 months
5800 EUR/year
980 EUR/year
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The Biomedical Sciences - Infectious and Tropical Diseases programme offered at University of Antwerp gives you a broad view ofinfectious and tropical diseases, from the gene to theecosystem. Through a unique collaboration with theInstitute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), the University ofAntwerp is able to offer a state-of-the-art Master’s degreein Infectious and Tropical Diseases.

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This programme integrates the most recent advances in fields likeparasitology, ecology, immunology, and molecularepidemiology, and is taught by researchers with many years of field expertise.

In the Biomedical Sciences - Infectious and Tropical Diseases programme offered at University of Antwerp , you acquire a good understanding of variousaspects of host-parasite interaction. You also learn torecognise patterns in the epidemiology of (tropical) diseasesas well as to link them to ecological conditions. This way youlearn to evaluate or propose strategies for disease control.

Your future

A Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences offers you manycareer opportunities. About 30% of graduates find PhDpositions at one of the participating research institutes inAntwerp or abroad. Some graduates have been selected forprestigious PhD programmes at leading schools in Europeand 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

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Advanced Data Analysis
  • Bio-ethics
  • Concepts of Protein Technology and Applications
  • Genome Technology and Applications
  • Laboratory Animal Science (core module)
  • Preclinical Drug Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5800 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    980 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 980 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Antwerpen

787 - 1230 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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