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MSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology: Biomolecular Sciences


Course Description

The Top Programme Biomolecular Sciences is part of the Master's degree programme in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology and will educate you at an advanced level.

The Top Programme in the MSc Molecular Biology & Biotechnology prepares you for conducting top quality research in the field of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. The research you will be engaged in during the programme is closely connected to the Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute (GBB), This research institute has an international reputation within the covering field of synthetic biology.

During this programme you get the chance to contribute on biobased solutions for societal challenges in chemistry, energy, and health. You will acquire top quality research competences and become highly attractive for a research career in the area of Biomolecular Sciences. Your career will either start with a PhD research or at an R&D institution.

One semester of comprehensive courses must be successfully completed in order to receive the special annotation of the Top Programme on the diploma supplement for Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. Admission is highly selective.

Why in Groningen?

- Highly selective study programme with emphasis on research.
- Prepares you for conducting top quality research in the field of molecular biology and biotechnology.
- Connected to the research institute GBB, which has a strong international reputation and also covers the field of systems, chemical, and of synthetic biology.

Job perspectives

When you have finished the Top Programme in Biomolecular Sciences, you have excellent opportunities to continue your academic career via a subsequent PhD study. Various Top programme students even received offers for PhD positions during their Master's research projects.

You will also have an excellent background to obtain a position in R&D laboratories in Life Sciences industries.

Job examples

- PhD research position
- R&D position in Applied Sciences institutions or Life Sciences industries

Visit the MSc Molecular Biology and Biotechnology: Biomolecular Sciences page on the University of Groningen website for more details!

Entry Requirements

A Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields (this is an indication):Biology or Life Science & Technology, including a major in Molecular Life Sciences Biology, Biomedical Sciences or equivalent, including a major or minor in Molecular Biology, or courses on General Chemistry, Bioinformatics and Biotechnology Chemistry, including the specialization Biochemistry or Biophysical Chemistry, the major 'Chemistry of Life', or equivalent.

Course Fees

2017/2018 EU/EEA: €2006 (Full-time); non-EU/EEA: €14200 (Full-time)


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