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Study molecules to solve big issues

The Master in Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences (MCLS) is research oriented and takes a multidisciplinary approach to study related to health and disease in cells and organisms. By the end of the programme you will gain sufficient fundamental knowledge to start working on applications in the field of medical and biotechnological issues. These applications may include the development of new medicines and vaccines, new strategies for crop improvement, or the development of enzymes to be used in industry. 

The right choice for you?

MCLS is the ideal Master’s programme if you are interested in molecules as the basis of life and disease and if you want to know how chemistry, biology, biomedical sciences, and physics contribute to our understanding of how these molecules work. The interplay of molecules in cells and organisms is the central focus of the programme.

MCLS scheme
The MCLS philosophy

Programme objective 

You will develop extensive knowledge about cellular processes such as cellular signaling, membrane biogenesis and intracellular transport. You will also learn skills and methods to study the molecules involved in these processes by using biochemistry, structural biology, cell biology, biophysics, computational biology, proteomics and genomics. The programme offers you the flexibility to choose any specialisation within the field of molecular and cellular life sciences.

Tracks

Within this Master’s programme you can choose one of three tracks:

The track Computational Biology will become part of the new master's programme Bioinformatics and Biocomplexity that starts in september 2020.

Summary

Degree: This Master's programme is officially registered under its name in the Central Register of Higher Education Study Programmes
  • Title: MSc
  • Master's degree in: Biosciences
  • Programme: Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences
Accreditation:
Accredited by the NVAO
Croho code:
68713
Language of instruction:
English
Part- or full-time status:
Full-time
Duration:
2 years
Credits: 60 credits equals one year full-time study load (European Credit Transfer System, ECTS)
120
Start of studies:
September
Application deadline:
  • September: Dutch & EU/EER students: 1 April
  • September: Non-EU/EEA students: 1 April
Tuition fees:
Faculty:
Science
Graduate school:
Life Sciences