Molecular Life Sciences

3 Jahre
1. September.

Bewerbungsfrist: 1. Oktober 2020 bis spätestens 19. August 2021 für Beginn in September 2021

2209.00 € / Jahr

Studiengebühren: 2168 Euro/Jahr

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Master Molecular Life Sciences


Are you looking to broaden your career options in the field of bioscience? Would you like to gain professional experience while studying? Do you want a course that meets industry needs and has been rated ‘top program’ for 5 years running? Then take your science career to the next level by studying Molecular Life Sciences at HAN University of Applied Sciences.

Study in part-time?
Do you already have a job in the field? Are you an EU/EEA citizen and can you get to Nijmegen at least once a fortnight? Why not study in part-time? Follow the modules at your own pace. Complete the assignments at your place of work. Your company benefits because you gear the assignments to their needs. How long is the part-time program? From 2 to 4 years.

Master Molecular Life Sciences: Content

Module 1: Fundamentals

  • Molecular Biolog
  • Cell Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Gene Technology
  • Statistics
  • Using Databases
  • Reading Scientific Articles

Module 2: Drug Development

  • Molecular Aspects of Cancer Development
  • Various Targets and Drugs
  • Assay Development
  • Pharmacology
  • Toxicology
  • Statistics
  • Bio-informatics
  • Drug Registration
  • Structure Elucidation Analysis

Module 3: Production of Biomolecules

  • Production Strains
  • Fermentation Technology
  • Downstream Processing (DSP)
  • Bio-analysis Methods
  • Metabolic Engineering
  • Gene Annotation
  • Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) 

Module 4: Vaccines and Diagnostics

  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Vaccine Development
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Validation
  • Statistics

Module 5: Research and Product Development Skills

  • Research Skills
  • Scientific Writing and Presenting
  • Experimental Design
  • Quality Assurance and Control
  • Business Development 

Module 6: Project Management

  • Professional Conduct
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Project Planning and Control
  • Professional Identity

Module 7: Master's Thesis


Master Molecular Life Sciences: Career

With this Master's degree, you can work in different areas of the Bioscience sector, such as pharmaceuticals, personal health care, diagnostics and the food and feed industry. Our graduates also work in universities, hospitals, and private research institutes. A professional Master's degree gives you the opportunity to apply for jobs with more responsibility and opens doors to new challenges. 

Our graduates get jobs as:

  • Project Leader
  • Lab Manager
  • Researcher

If this Master's course has motivated you to delve even deeper into applied research, you can always follow in the footsteps of many past graduates and further your career with a Ph.D.

Master Molecular Life Sciences: Admission

You will be admitted to the course if you have one of the following:

  • a Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Life Sciences/Higher Laboratory Education)
  • a Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Life Sciences or comparable disciplines)
  • If you have a different degree, you can take part in an admission assessment to prove that you have relevant Bachelors-level qualifications.

Language qualification

Your English language proficiency is at least B2 on the CEFR or 6,5 on the IELTS.

Professional experience
You need laboratory research experience of at least 5 months to enrol in this course. You acquired this experience during your internships or work experience.

An internship placement position is a condition for taking the course.

Graduation Project

You finish your course with the graduation project, which is the final assessment of your knowledge and skills. This involves carrying out a project in applied research or product development for the organisation where you are working or doing a work placement.

During the project, you write a project plan and ensure that it is carried out. After completing your project, you write a report on the project results and reflect on its execution.

The final step is defending your project in front of a board of examiners and discussing aspects of the research/development and project management with a panel of experts. In this way, you show that you possess the competences to be able to function as the link between the lab and experienced project managers, and between the various experts involved in your projects.


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