How to provide safe, stable food and how to produce crops in a stable way? How to develop treatments for age-related diseases or infections? How to find solutions to emerging problems, such as antibiotic resistance and chemical pollutants in our soils? These are all demanding challenges that modern society faces. And it’s our priority to find solutions.
With a thorough understanding of molecular and cellular processes and a focus on fundamentals, you have a solid background to innovate and develop biotechnological solutions or treatments for these issues. Moreover, today’s biomolecular scientists are increasingly exposed to huge volumes of data from high-throughput methods, which require a critical scientific approach. To this end, it is vital that molecular and cell biology graduates are well-prepared to enter the lab within an interdisciplinary life sciences research community.
This master combines both compulsory core courses, most of them in the first year to provide knowledge in molecular biology, and a selection of elective courses to be able to delve deeper in specific topics.
You’ll be taught through a series of lectures, research tutorials, work groups, demonstrations, lab visits, lab and computer practicals, as well as onsite training and mentoring. Laboratory internships and an extensive literature study also form major components of the programme, under the mentorship and guidance of a researcher of your choice. You are also encouraged to consider going abroad for your internship in the final year. Your lecturers can help you find a suitable lab through their own extensive research networks.
The start date of this programme is September 1st.
You can read more about the Biomolecular Sciences Master's programme and course descriptions in the study guide.