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Transfusion Medicine and Cellular and Tissue Therapies





2 year PT



This joint Master programme will equip you with the necessary competences to play a key role in the emerging field of transfusion medicine. Its current concept includes both transfusion of blood components and hematopoietic transplants, cellular and tissue therapy and immunotherapy. The Master is a collaboration between Leiden University (LUMC) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the very first edition will start in October 2023. This master can be started in October every two years, so October 2025 will be the next opportunity. This two year programme is unique due to the fact it is parttime (60 EC in total) and 100% online therefore you can follow this master from anywhere in the world. By following this programme, you will acquire and develop specific competences in analysing and applying the latest advances in transfusion medicine and cellular therapies. These include competences related to donor management, technical-process design, identification of quality indicators, selection of blood components for clinical use, laboratory diagnosis, cellular therapies and activities in support of scientific knowledge that are complementary to the teaching programme.


This Master’s Degree enables students to practice professional activities, lead research projects and develop technically qualified projects in the following:

  • Transfusion centers
  • Hospital donation and transfusion services
  • services
  • Private sector entities
  • Biopharmaceutical companies
  • Tissue banks
  • Umbilical cord blood banks

Best preparatory bachelor’s

University graduates in Medicine, Pharmacy, Biomedical Sciences and Biology or equivalent. University graduates in Nursing with a minimum of 4-year experience in transfusion medicine services.

Language proficiency

100% in English or bilingual Spanish and English. Students taking the Master’s degree in English must be able to accredit knowledge of English language (B1 or equivalent) and those taking the degree in Spanish must be able to accredit Spanish language (B2 or equivalent). Where students do not have official accreditation, this knowledge will be tested in an interview with the Master’s Degree Coordination Committee.

Faculty of Medicine/LUMC

1 & 2

year master’s programmes


master's students


International master's students




EU/EEA student tuition fee*


Non-EU/EEA student tuition fees per programme:

  • €21,200 Vitality and Ageing
  • €21,200 Biomedical Sciences
  • €31,100 Medicine
  • €31,100 Pharmacy
  • €21,200 Population Health Management
  • €4,500 Transfusion Medicine and Cellular and Tissue Therapies
  • €20,560 Technical Medicine
  • (2023/2024)

* This tuition fee is per year and only applies if this is your first master's programme in The Netherlands. This doesn't apply for the Master Transfusion Medicine and Cellular and Tissue Therapies (MSc)
** English language proficiency requirements are subject to change. Please check our website for the updated English language proficiency requirements. You can find the exact language requirements and more detailed language requirements per programme under each programme description. Also check our website for detailed information on the types of English tests accepted and the equivalent scores for IELTS, TOEFL and Cambridge English tests.
NOTE: Tuition fees are subject to change. Please check online our updated tuition fees.