Study Programme

You can create your own Master’s programme of 120 European Credits (EC) to suit your interest. In principle, the components of the programme may be followed in any given order, but you may have to follow introductory courses at the start of the  first year, depending on your prior education and knowledge. In addition there is a mandatory Team Challenge.


Theoretical courses (25 EC)

To be chosen from a selection of theoretical courses related to the programme, depending on your prior education and interests.

Major Research Project (51 EC) and Minor Research Project (20 EC)

You are required to complete a major and minor research project.

You can choose to replace your Minor Research Project with a profile. The profiles in Science Communication and Education consist of theoretical courses followed by practical work. The Management profile combines skills in the life sciences with courses in business and economics.

The profiles in Applied Data ScienceBioinformatics or Complex Systems offer an interdisciplinary approach, in which you combine courses with a project or assignment on a specific topic / field.

Mandatory theoretical courses (25 EC)

Mandatory courses are Medical Image Formation, Image Processing, Programming for Medical Imaging and the Team Challenge.

Elective courses (15 EC)

Can be used to address deficiencies and/or to take additional theoretical courses in the field of medical imaging.

Writing Assignment (7.5)

The writing assignment consists of a critical and thorough overview of recent literature, concluded with an in-depth discussion.

Life Sciences Academy (1.5 EC)

During the course of the Master’s programme, you are required to attend the Introducing Life Sciences week, at least seven Life Sciences seminars, and three workshops of the Navigation Towards Personal Excellence programme.

Educational methods

Educational methods differ per course and can include:

  • Lectures
  • Practical sessions
  • Individual or group assignments
  • Presentations

Examination methods

Courses will be assessed with written exams or an assignment.