After graduation

In contrast to a vocational education, a university education does not train you for a specific profession. An academic degree demonstrates that you have achieved a level of academic work and thinking capability. It gives you the basis after your studies to head out in all kinds of direction. 

Only a few students enter the job market upon completing their Bachelor’s; nearly all of them go on to a Master’s programme. With a Master’s you can work in a wide variety of professional fields. You can continue in science at a university or in a pharmaceutical company, or find a position in business or in the policy or consulting sector. You can also go directly into communications or teaching; it all depends on what you specialise in.

Associated Master’s

The Utrecht University (UU) Master's programmes best suited to follow your Molecular and Biophysical Life Sciences (MBLS) Bachelor’s are:

  • Bioinformatics and Biocomplexity
  • Drug Innovation
  • Environmental Biology
  • Experimental Physics
  • Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences

Below you will find all other UU Master’s associated with an MBLS Bachelor's. Depending on the content of your Bachelor’s (particularly your electives), you can also be accepted into another Master’s programme at UU, elsewhere in the Netherlands, or abroad. 

Applied Data Science

Become a data science professional with excellent analytic capabilities in a wide number of domains.

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Bioinformatics and Biocomplexity

Harnessing the power of data and models to study life. 

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Bioinspired Innovation

Learning from nature: where science meets sustainability 

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Cancer, Stem Cells and Developmental Biology

Cell-to-cell signalling in development and disease.

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Cardiovascular Health and Disease

Unravel cardiovascular disease mechanisms, developing treatments and therapies.

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Drug Innovation

Prepares for a job in drug innovation, at research institutes, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, or in policymaking in science and health care. 

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Environmental Biology

How plants, animals and microbes function and adapt to changing environments. 

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Experimental Physics

Receive advanced training in the fundamental scientific theories that describe the world around us. 

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Infection and Immunity

Solve public health problems of the future. 

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Medical Imaging

Exact science and cutting-edge technology in health care. Medical Imaging is a technology-oriented research master’s programme that prepares students for a career in the strongly multidisciplinary and rapidly evolving field of medical imaging.

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Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences

A multidisciplinary approach to the study of molecules, cells, and organisms. 

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Nanomaterials Science

Gain in-depth knowledge on, and experimental experience with, novel nanomaterials and their synthesis, structure, and applications.

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Neuroscience & Cognition

Become a multidisciplinary neuroscientist or cognition researcher. 

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Science and Business Management

Learn sufficient knowledge and skills, not only to undertake scientific research, but also to be able to translate a scientific idea into a successful product. 

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PhD research

When you have completed a Master's programme and you are sure that you want to continue as a researcher, you can choose to do a PhD in your field. A PhD program lasts four years and is concluded with a dissertation with which you will be promoted to a doctor (dr.). PhD students - also known as PhDs - make an important contribution to research in Utrecht.

Possible careers

Molecular and Biophysical Life Sciences (MBLS) graduates have many career prospects, either in the Netherlands or abroad. Examples of careers after obtaining a Master's degree are: