Master of Science in Biological and Biomedical Sciences | HBKU

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Master of Science in Biological and Biomedical Sciences

A graduate program in applied areas of biological and biomedical sciences.

Hamad Bin Khalifa University

CHLS’s Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS) master’s program are multidisciplinary graduate programs that aim to train the next generation of leaders in biomedical sciences.

The master’s and PhD degree paths offer students an education that provides them with an advanced level of knowledge – particularly in applied areas of biological and biomedical sciences – and helps them develop critical and independent reasoning skills.

Train the next generation of scientists that are leaders in their fields with world-class expertise in cutting-edge technologies in biomedically relevant areas of biology able to translate research findings into clinical benefits.

Program focus:

  • The exploration of a rigorous curriculum designed to provide a strong foundation, as well as cutting-edge knowledge in both the theoretical and applied aspects of biomedically relevant areas of biology.
  • The development of vital professional skills, such as clear verbal and written communication and critical evaluation of others’ work.
  • Students will be exposed to state-of-the-art basic, clinical, computational and translational life sciences research.


A 33-credit program, taught in English over two years that includes:

  • Five mandatory foundation courses

  • A minimum of three elective courses

  • Attendance at departmental seminars

  • Thesis work and laboratory training

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