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What will I learn?

Biofabrication is an international, research-driven master’s programme comprising a first year of coursework and research at Utrecht University / UMC Utrecht, followed by a research project and courses in Australia in the second year, at one of two universities which are at the forefront of 3D printing for medical applications. A European Union-subsidized mobility programme will financially support these overseas secondments. Upon completion, a double degree can be obtained, both from Utrecht University and the Australian host institution. Are you up for the challenge?

The right choice for you?

Biofabrication is a truly multidisciplinary area of research. It requires an understanding of chemistry, physics, biology, medicine, and robotics and computer science. In this respect, few researchers entering the biofabrication field have been trained in such a diverse range of subjects. This master’s programme is the right choice for you, if you’re motivated to become a multidisciplinary researcher and going to Australia for courses and a research project in your second year.

What You’ll Learn

Biofabrication combines advanced fabrication techniques with biological systems to prepare designed tissue constructs. These can be applied for tissue engineering, as 3D in vitro biologic models or as medical therapeutic products. The Biofabrication programme will equip you with a toolbox to innovate within this multidisciplinary field. We will provide a thorough understanding as well as operational experience of processes such as 3D bioprinting and other fabrication technologies, biomaterials, 3D cell culturing, computer models and imaging.

Our course content will instruct you to:

  • understand and apply knowledge from biofabrication technology to (re)generating various tissues;
  • design, plan, conduct, and communicate scientific research;
  • write a compelling research proposal;
  • critically evaluate literature and presentations;
  • and function effectively in multidisciplinary, international groups.

Career in biofabrication

As a graduate you will have a strong research background in Biofabrication and a broad basic knowledge of the field, which enables you to pursue a career in academic (PhD) or in industrial/commercial directions, including R&D, sales, consultancy. Your considerable research experience abroad and the obtained double degree will make you an attractive candidate for any Biofabrication-related position in the world.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Medicine

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
€20,473.00 (16,72,631) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Utrecht University

Heidelberglaan 8,

Utrecht Science Park / De Uithof,

Utrecht,

3584, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

MSc Track: Knowledge/ competence in the field of European law and a bachelor degree in Economics or sufficient knowledge of economics including knowledge/competence in the fields of: Microeconomics; Mathematics; Industrial organization and Competition Policy; Corporate Finance; Econometrics or Advanced Statistics. English language requirements: IELTS, Academic Module. Minimum score: 7.0 overall band, at least 6.0 for all components. TOEFL, iBT. Minimum score: 96, at least 23 for writing and 20 for the other sections. Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, at least a B grade. Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, at least a C grade.

For international students

Applicants must hold a BSc or equivalent qualification in:

  • Biomedical or other Life Sciences
  • Medicine
  • University College
  • Biology
  • Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Chemistry, if including a biomedical component.

The suitability of your specific background will be evaluated by the programme committee upon application.

Other English language requirements: Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, at least a B grade; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, at least a C grade.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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