The University of Namur offers Masters in Biomedicine, taught entirely in English.These degree programmes will, via research in the field of life sciences, lead you through each stage in the development of new therapeutic molecules, biomarkers and diagnostic testing.Two areas of specialisation in clinical research are also offered, leading to careers such as clinical research associate, clinical project manager, clinical trials assistant or data manager. These professions involve setting up and monitoring clinical trials, ensuring the quality of data gathered, and compliance with applicable regulations, as well as the management of data processing.
Our 120-credit Masters are spread over two years, and the choice of a professional focus will ensure your expertise in one of the following areas:
PRECLINICAL RESEARCH at the University of Namur – centres your learning on the laboratory phase of research into new products and techniques before they are tested on humans. It is based on a solid grounding in biopharmaceutics (pharmacotherapy, health technology assessment, biosynthetic drugs and pharmacovigilance), biotechnology and therapy (clinical and non-clinical experimental approaches, biomedical engineering).
CLINICAL RESEARCH at the University of Namur – a joint degree with the University of Liège – is based around the research carried out on human beings when products and techniques are sufficiently far-advanced. This Master is offered by UNamur but also relies on the expertise of the University of Liège, which provides all courses related to this professional focus.
BIOMEDICAL DATA MANAGEMENT at the University of Liège – a joint degree with the University of Namur - offered by ULiège, this master benefits from the renowned expertise in data management of UNamur’s Faculty of Computer Science.
Our 60-credit Master lasts one year and provides a basic grounding in Biomedicine, in particular in the field of biopharmaceuticals.
To lead scientific projects which aim for greater understanding of the molecular and cellular mechanisms of pathologies and to improve treatment: to analyse raw data, interpret the results and present observations clearly;
To master every stage of the development of new therapies, in particular biotechnology- or cell-related therapies;
To develop biomarkers related to different therapies, for example using genetics and pharmacogenomics;
To lead and monitor preclinical or clinical trials and to be responsible for the administrative management of testing;
To ensure the production quality of biotechnological and biosimilar products, cell therapies (stem cells), gene therapies, tissue engineering, medical devices (implants, drug delivery devices, etc.) and so on;
To monitor the quality, safety and efficiency of a drug before it is placed on the market.
- PRECLINICAL OR CLINICAL RESEARCH
Unique programmes in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation with strong links to the biopharmaceutical and biotechnological industry;
Specialised studies in the field of drug development, including basic and translational research, biotechnology (scale-up and 3D reconstruction), quality assurance and regulatory affairs;
Rapid integration into the world of work, thanks to company and hospital visits and a placement;
An official qualification as a bio-technician in handling laboratory animals and managing experiments, in addition to your Masters degree;
Over 50% options of your choice.
Synergies with UNamur’s Faculty of Computer Science in terms of both teaching and research;
Reinforcement and development of research projects within the Namur Research Institute for Life at UNamur and the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Centre at ULiège.
You can apply until:
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Application and enrolment procedure for students with a Bachelors or equivalent from outside Belgium : www.unamur.be/en/teaching/enrolment
This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
Students with a first degree obtained outside of Belgium
If you have a degree from an institution outside of Belgium, you will need to complete and return the admissions request form before 31 August (30 April for students from outside the European Union): www.unamur.be/en/enrolment
For more information about the registration fees, please visit : www.unamur.be/en/teaching/registration-fees
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