Graduate School of Medical Sciences
The Graduate School of Medical Sciences (GSMS) is the largest Graduate School of the University of Groningen. The GSMS is responsible for all Research Master and PhD education programmes within the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG). The programs available cover a wide range of research fields and are aimed towards students with a background in areas including biology, biochemistry, biomedicine, medicine, pharmacy, psychology and human movement sciences.
Research within the UMCG ranges from fundamental to patient-oriented (clinical) research. The UMCG has organized all its research in five Research Institutes that each have developed research programs around specific aims and objectives. The five Research Institutes collaborate in the GSMS to educate and train students for future scientific leadership.
Why study at the GSMS?
At the Graduate School of Medical Sciences, we are working with people from all over the world. All of our postgraduate programs are taught in English and more than half of our doctoral students are international! We encourage our students to complete parts of their programme in partner universities abroad and to build connections across national and cultural borders.
We encourage our students to become critical and independent thinkers. At the Graduate School of Medical Sciences, you will follow courses and do research in small groups where personal interaction with your supervisor is an important part of your education. As a result, our students design their research and their programmes to meet their own personal interests.
The University of Groningen is a top 100 University: our researchers come from all over the world and conduct groundbreaking research in an international environment. Research within the GSMS ranges from fundamental to patient-oriented (clinical) research. The GSMS has organized all its research in five Research Institutes that each have developed research programmes around specific aims and objectives. The five Research Institutes are:
Cancer Research Center Groningen (CRCG)
(central theme: Oncology)
Research Institute Brain and Cognition*
(central theme: Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences)
Research Institute GUIDE
(central theme: Chronic Diseases and Drug Exploration)
Research Institute SHARE
(central theme: Health Research)
Research Institute W.J. Kolff
(central theme: Biomaterials)
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*The Research Institute Brain and Cognition of the UMCG participate in the Research School of Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences (BCN) of the University of Groningen.