Graduate School of Medical Sciences Research Master’s students and PhD students receive education and training aimed at acquiring excellent research skills and achieving future scientific leadership. Our students are well-prepared for a career both within and outside the academic world.
Research Master’s students and PhD students receive education and training aimed at acquiring excellent research skills and achieving future scientific leadership. Our students are well-prepared for a career both within and outside the academic world.
The Graduate School of Medical Sciences (GSMS), the UG’s largest Graduate School, is responsible for the Master’s (including Research Master’s) and PhD programmes within the UMCG.

Master’s programmes

The GSMS offers several Master’s programmes that provide an excellent start to a research career. These include:

  • Clinical and Psychosocial Epidemiology;
    • Track: Health Systems and Prevention;
  • Molecular Medicine and Innovative Treatment;
  • International Master in Innovative Medicine.

Our Master’s programmes enable you to:

  • Perform pioneering research together with top researchers at the UMCG;
  • Participate in small-scale programmes focused on your individual development;
  • Fully immerse yourself in a research topic of your choice;
  • Obtain a PhD position at the UMCG.

PhD education

The Graduate School of Medical Sciences aims to offer high-quality training to all our PhD students.
Our PhD programmes enable you to:

  • Perform world-class research at a top 100 university (UG);
  • Participate in an international network of people from all over the world;
  • Participate in personalized programmes, in which you can develop your own research and programme based on your personal interests;
  • Have PhD Development Training aimed at acquiring professional and personal competencies beyond scientific knowledge.

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