Master Molecular Life Sciences Full-time

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The program starts 1 September 2024 and 1 September 2025

Are you a recent graduate in the life sciences field? Do you want to master up your science and professional skills and apply your skills directly in the professional field by a long internship? This master of science in molecular life sciences offers just that!

NVAO Accredited programme

Why study Molecular Life Sciences at HAN?

Top program

Molecular Life Sciences rated ‘top program’ for 7th year running by independent consumer guide (Keuzegids master).

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Latest insights

Students and staff get latest insights from the HAN BioCentre. This centre conducts contract research for the life sciences industry.

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Practice-based learning

You learn on the job for the full duration of the program. In an internship or at your current work.

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Regular testing

External advisors regularly test the program for its relevance to biotechnology sector.

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Molecular Life Sciences: quick facts

    8Contact hoursaverage per week
    8Study hoursaverage per week
    24Hours of workplace learningaverage per week

What do you learn?

The molecular life sciences program enriches your knowledge. In molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, statistics, bioinformatics and immunology. At the same time, you learn how to effectively design and manage projects. What kind of projects? Developing vaccines, medicines and diagnostic tests to name a few. You also learn the basics of quality control, regulations and patents. Your internship throughout the 2-years program allows you to immediately apply what you learned in practice.


What can you do with this master of science?

This master of science gives you the skills to design and manage projects. In different areas of biotechnology. You can work for companies in the pharmaceutical industry, personal health care or the food and feed industry. Or you can pursue your career at a university, hospital or private research institute. 

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16 November 2024

Online Open Day

Our Online Open Day was on 23 March 2024. Did you miss it? No worries! We’ve recorded sessions of our talk shows about visa, housing, admission, scholarships, student life and more. So you can watch our videos wherever and whenever you like.

The next Online Open Day is on 16 November 2024. Want to be notified when registrations for the next Online Open Day open? Pre-register for November so you’ll get a mail from us when you can secure your spot for the Online Open Day. Don't miss this chance to connect with HAN students, lecturers and ask all of your questions.

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Study in part-time?

Do you already have a job in the field? Are you an EU/EEA citizen and can you get to Nijmegen at least once a fortnight? Why not study in part-time? Follow the modules at your own pace. Complete the assignments at your place of work. Your company benefits because you gear the assignments to their needs. The part-time program takes from 2 to 4 years. 

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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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The 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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Discover the city of Nijmegen

Nijmegen is a lively university town with 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 bicycle trails. Safe and friendly student cities are just one of the 7 reasons to study at HAN.

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The location

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    Laan van Scheut 2
    6525 EM Nijmegen
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Got a question? First check our FAQ. Can't find the answer to your question there? Contact us at ASK HAN. We're happy to help!

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Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 17:00

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Find out more about how the program is structured. And all the details on the modules. 

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