Bachelor Molecular Biosciences (Joint Degree)

Bachelor Life Sciences in the Netherlands at HAN University of Applied Sciences
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The program starts 1 September 2024

A degree in Molecular Biosciences prepares you for a meaningful and innovative career. Your expertise will contribute to groundbreaking discoveries, finding cures for diseases that have plagued humanity. You'll be at the forefront of innovative solutions that change the world for the better.

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Why study Molecular Biosciences at HAN?

Top students

Life Sciences students at HAN are top performers. The school of Life Sciences at the University of Dundee (UoD) is one of the top universities in the UK in the field of Life Sciences.

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Master or PhD

Many HAN Life Sciences students go on to successfully complete a Master or even a PhD. Students with a bachelor with honours from UoD can easily continue with both a master and a PhD.

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A great deal of your time is spent working on life science projects in the lab.

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Lecturers with know-how

Lecturers at HAN have worked as researchers in hospitals, universities and companies. Lecturers at UoD have loads of research experience and are often still closely involved in cutting edge research in molecular biosciences.


What do you learn?

In the first 2 years of this joint degree, you'll study at HAN. The focus? Learning how to do research in a lab. But you don’t just train to become a scientist. You also work on project management and communication skills. After all, getting results is a team effort.

In year 3 and 4, you'll study at the University of Dundee. You will be following several advanced theory modules from the Biological and Biomedical Sciences courses. The lecturers are often researchers from within the excellent research departments at the University of Dundee.

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What can you do with a Molecular Biosciences degree with Honours?

With a molecular biosciences degree with Honours from HAN and University of Dundee, you are an independent lab researcher. What’s more, you’re qualified to work in different scientific settings. So, fundamental research, applied research or quality control. The focus of the course, especially in Dundee, is on drug development, but you are trained to also thrive within other fields of (Molecular) Biosciences. Your international degree and experience will make you highly attractive for countless companies and organizations, both within and outside of the EU.

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23 March 2024

Online Open Day

The Open Day on 23 March is online, so you can join from anywhere in the world. Join our live talk shows and get the ins and outs on admission, housing, visas and scholarships. Talk to students and lecturers from Molecular Biosciences and ask all your questions. All from the comfort of your own home!

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Students as partners

Dutch way of learning

The atmosphere in a Dutch classroom is quite informal and your lecturers are easy to talk to. In fact, at Dutch universities like HAN, you’re seen as a partner in the learning process. Class sizes are small and your lecturers encourage you to actively participate in class. To ask questions. To give your own opinion. They also stimulate you to be creative. And to discover things for yourself.

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Molecular Biosciences in numbers

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Why study in the Netherlands?

Planning to study in the Netherlands? The Netherlands has a large population of international students so you won’t feel alone. In fact, 1 in 10 students at Dutch universities is an international student. Why do so many international students pursue their education at universities in Holland? Because the Netherlands has excellent, affordable higher education. It also has a thriving economy (17th in the world) so there are plenty of job opportunities. What’s more, the Dutch are open-minded and almost everyone speaks English.

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Discover the city of Nijmegen

Nijmegen is a lively university town near the German border. It has a great atmosphere. Just wander through its beautiful old streets and you’ll feel its rich history. Looking for a charming pub or restaurant, a bit of culture or a great night out? Nijmegen has all this and more. Keen on sport or nature? Nijmegen has loads of sports clubs and is surrounded by beautiful forests full of hiking and cycling trails. Safe and friendly student cities are just one of the 7 reasons to study at HAN.

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University of Dundee

The University of Dundee is one of the leading global universities in UK. Students around the world apply every year to get admission to the university. Dundee was the UK's top university for biological sciences research in REF 2014.  The University provides one of the best student experiences and has pioneered innovations as diverse as keyhole surgery and the flat screen technology. From Turner Prize winners to political leaders, activists for social change to captains of industry, Dundee alumni are transforming the world.

The city of Dundee

Dundee is a buzzing student city. It's home to two universities: the University of Dundee and Abertay University, both accounting for about 13,000 undergraduate students! With so many students around, you won't be short of opportunities to make new friends. There are regular events around the city throughout the year. Get involved in the local community and take part in shared passions. Dundee will feel like a warm and new home within no time. Not only is Dundee a student city, it's also a multicultural one. You'll be in the company of people from all around the world. An excellent opportunity to have eye-opening conversations and experiences with international students. Or explore all the bars, pubs and clubs. There's always something that fits your needs! Dundee also has a great location and connection. You can hop on the train to Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh - you don't even have to transfer.

In Dundee, you get to experience the best of both worlds: modern and historical. Dundee's history dates back to the 12th century. You can see the remnants of it everywhere. Meanwhile, it also offers all the modern facilities that you need for shopping, dining and recreation. Fun!

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Life Sciences

A life sciences degree puts you on track for a meaningful career. Ever thought about working on projects to cure diseases? Or doing research to solve environmental problems? Or to solve world food shortages? Study Life Sciences at HAN and get a head start on one of these rewarding paths.

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Discover the ins and outs of the BSc in Molecular Biosciences. Find out about the courses, internship, study abroad and the graduation assignment. 

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