Biology of Disease, M.Sc. | Utrecht University | Utrecht, Netherlands
24 months
21736 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
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Biology of Disease positions you at the cutting edge of basic and clinical science, in particular in the cardiovascular research field. in the Biology of Disease programme at Utrecht University, you will study disease mechanisms in the broadest sense, and learn to conduct (cardiovascular) disease-related translational research in cooperation with clinical and pre-clinical staff.


Explore The Intersection Of Basic And Clinical Research

Learn to translate a disease into a scientifically sound experiment or model or the other way around. Expand your knowledge concerning the disease or build bridges towards therapeutic leads by studying underlying mechanisms of the disease. 

Our various research projects within the Biology of Disease programme at Utrecht University focus on different subjects and diseases, allowing you to gain experience in multiple labs.

Become an expert of cardiovascular diseases

We offer the option to put additional focus on cardiovascular diseases by following our cardiovascular track. It’s an excellent preparation to flow smoothly towards the PhD programme Cardiovascular Research.

Career Prospects

Career prospects include scientific research, science journalism, and education along with jobs in the private, public or non-profit sectors. Depending on the career perspectives that appeal to you most, you can choose between different profiles. 

Academic careers

Graduates find PhD positions in:

  • The Graduate School of Life Sciences-PhD programmes, in particular Cardiovascular Research
  • National and international institutions partnered with Utrecht University research institutes
  • Various other national and international institutes


Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biology of Disease - Infection and Immunity
  • Biomolecular and Cellular Cardiology
  • Cardiac Regenerative Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Immunology
  • Essentials of Neuroscience
  • Kick off Biology of Disease

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A relevant Bachelor’s degree. Bachelor’s programmes that most likely meet the requirements are: Biomedical Sciences or other Life sciences, Medical Biology, Biological Sciences, Chemical Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, (Veterinary) Medicine with relevant science education.
  • Relevant knowledge, insight and skills.
  • Academic Performance: overall score (average grade, grading tables), and high grades for relevant courses.  
  • High level of academic competences
  • Personal competences

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21736 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21736 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2314 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Utrecht

900 - 1450 EUR /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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