Master Molecular Life Sciences Part-time

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The program starts 1 September 2024 and 1 September 2025

Are you a lab technician looking for more knowledge, skills and responsibility? Do you want to combine the study program with your current job? Then the part-time Master Molecular Life Sciences is for you!

NVAO Accredited programme

Why study Molecular Life Sciences at HAN?

Outstanding program

HAN’s Master in Molecular Life Sciences was named an outstanding program for the 7th time in a row (Keuzegids Masters 2019).

The latest insights

You get the latest insights from the HAN BioCenter: the expertise center for biotechnology and analysis.

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Practice-based learning

Apply everything you learn immediately in your own work environment. That’s how you practice concrete innovations.

Master molecular life sciences. Elena Krivosheeva in het laboratorum met pipet.

Greater opportunities in the labor market

After the master, you can work independently on complex tasks and be deployed more widely in projects.

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Regular assessments

External advisors regularly review the curriculum for relevance to the biotechnology sector.

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Linking pin between theory and practice

You’re the linking pin between analysts and project leaders, departments and between theory and practice.


Who is this master for?

This part-time program is for people currently working in life sciences (R&D) and who are able to come to classes once every two weeks. Next to that you have to be:

  • EU/EER, Swiss or Surinamese citizen 
  • expat with a valid Dutch residence permit
  • refugee with a valid Dutch residence permit.

If you don't meet up with these requirements, you can apply for the full-time program.

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Your growth

Skills and future job prospects

During this program, you learn to independently plan and run projects of at least 3 months. To this end, you enrich your knowledge of molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, statistics, bioinformatics, immunology, vaccine, drug and diagnostic test development. You also learn about scientific writing, project organization and how to set up experimental and project strategies. The English-taught Master in Molecular Life Sciences opens doors, in your current job and beyond.


Learn these skills during the program:

  • Research skills and knowledge of product development
  • Skills in developing and executing projects
  • Data Analysis and Bioinformatics
  • Scientific writing


These positions align with your education:

  • Junior Project Manager
  • Lab Manager
  • Scientist or Associate Scientist
  • Persuing your career with a PhD is also possible

Ngan studies parttime for her Masters degree

Why invest in a master?

Information for employers

Our students immediately apply the knowledge and experience they gain during their program in practice. That makes them a invaluable asset to any company/organization.

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'Everything you need to get to a higher level in your job is in this master'

Xavier Gallego y van Seijen, lecturer

The program

What do you learn?

The Master in Molecular Life Sciences consists of 7 modules. These modules enrich your knowledge of molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, statistics, bioinformatics and immunology. Also, you learn to plan and execute life sciences projects in various phases of applied research and product development. Parts of the curriculum are carried out at your own workplace.

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A good balance

Combining a study with work and private life takes some getting used to. But organize it properly and it's easier than you think. You get so much more in return!

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Choose how you want to study

Part-time or fulltime

You can also study the Master in Molecular Life Sciences fulltime. In that case, you combine the theoretical program with an internship throughout the 2 year program. Wondering which is best for you? Arrange a meeting with us – no strings attached.

Studenten master Molecular Life Sciences Jayashree Jayachandran, Maria Paladino en Tereza Muchova in een biologielab

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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Contact us

Got a question? Contact us at ASK HAN. We're happy to help!

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 17:00

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