Biomolecular Sciences

2 Jahre
1. September. (Studiengänge mit Studienbeginn Februar)
BSc in biology or biomedical sciences or any other relevant Bachelor's degree, for instance (bio)chemistry or (bio)physics.
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Application deadline: 1 May (1 April if you want to use the housing options of the VU)
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Why Biomolecular Sciences?
Modern society faces an ever-increasing variety of challenges in the Life Sciences. Improved medical care has resulted in an ageing population, creating a greater need to understand and treat age-related disorders such as various forms of cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. Bacteria under high selective pressure are acquiring broad antibiotic resistance, so we are constantly forced to develop new and innovative antibacterial drugs. And the potential risks inherent in industrialized food production are only just becoming apparent.

It is more and more obvious that a thorough understanding of the molecular basis of the underlying cellular processes is essential to any successful and safe intervention. Moreover, the Biomolecular Sciences are increasingly encroaching into the realm of technology. The MSc Biomolecular Sciences aims to prepare students for a career within the international Life Sciences research community.

The Master’s programme in Biomolecular Sciences takes two years and comprises 120 ECTS. The entire programme is taught in English. The teaching is done in the form of lectures, research tutorials, work groups, demonstrations, lab visits, lab practicals and training, and specific computer-assisted applications.

The programme offers a choice between two specializations. It is possible to choose and combine two specializations within the Master’s programme:
  • Cell Biology
  • Biological Chemistry

Career prospects
There are many job vacancies for those with a Master’s degree in Biomolecular Sciences. Some graduates work for medical product manufacturers or pharmaceutical companies. Most of our graduates aspire a career in research and go on to earn a PhD. Others continue their studies as postdoctoral researchers, work as university lecturers or hold jobs in industry.

If you only have a Bachelor’s degree, your scope in this discipline is limited, especially in research. This scientific domain has burgeoned in recent years, so an additional Master’s programme is an absolute must. A Masters degree in Biomolecular Sciences is a great start for a scientific career. With this degree you will be prepared to conduct PhD research at any university or specialist institute.

For more information create your own program brochure on
Request up to five programs and select which information you wish to receive. After sending the request, you will get an email with a download link for your pdf brochure.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences
Dr. Jan Kooter
De Boelelaan 1085, room M-556
1081 HV Amsterdam 

phone: +31 (0)20 59 87197


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