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The Molecular Life Sciences program gives you the latest scientific insights and much more. Real projects. Professional skills. Workplace learning. No wonder it has been rated a top program for 7 years running.

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Molecular Life Sciences in a nutshell

Molecular Life Sciences is a 2-year program in full-time. It consists of 7 modules and includes an extensive internship. 

Modules 1-4 cover all the different aspects of applied research and product development in the biotechnology sector. Modules 5-7 focus on research and managing projects. These form part of your internship. 

In the first 1.5 years you work as an intern for 3 days a week. Next to that you attend classes 1 day a week (Mondays during working hours) and study 1 day a week. In the final half year, your internship increases to 5 days a week. 

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Fine-tune your knowledge

The 1st year of Molecular Life Sciences starts with the fundamentals. So you fine-tune your knowledge of subjects like biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology. You also learn all about drug development and the production of biomolecules. At the same time, you work as an intern. This working environment allows you to develop your skills in research and managing projects.

Modules in the 1st year

In your 1st year, you complete modules 1 and 2. And you start on modules 3, 5 and 6. 

Academic calendar

The academic year runs from September to August. In that time you have 42 weeks of education. The rest of the time you have holidays.

A good match?

Want to discover whether Molecular Life Sciences at HAN is a good match for you? Come and meet us at a HAN Open Day or Open Evening. Not possible? Let's discuss your options during a meeting. We can meet online if that's more convenient for you.

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Master your development

The second year

In your 2nd year you continue learning about the production of biomolecules. You also get a broad picture of the development of vaccines and diagnostics. And you continue with your internship and mastering your research and project skills. In the final semester, you embark on your graduation project. That’s where you plan and run a project in applied research or product development. 

Master of Science

After 2 years of hard work and study you have your Master of Science in Molecular Life Sciences. An internationally recognized degree as this program is accredited by the NVAO (Accreditation Organization of the Netherlands and Flanders). Ready to start your career as a linking pin between science and management?

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Find out about job opportunities for graduates in molecular life sciences. And what do alumni say about this degree and finding work? 

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