Biomolecular Sciences, M.Sc. | Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam | Amsterdam, Netherlands
24 months
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16450 EUR/year
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About

The Biomolecular Sciences MSc programme offered at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam aims to equip you with the knowledge, skills and insight required to operate as an independent scientist within the field of biomolecular sciences. 

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Overview

How to provide safe, stable food and how to produce crops in a stable way? How to develop treatments for age-related diseases or infections? How to find solutions to emerging problems, such as antibiotic resistance and chemical pollutants in our soils? These are all demanding challenges that modern society faces. And it’s our priority to find solutions.

During the  Biomolecular Sciences MSc programme offered at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam , you’ll learn about research topics, as well as working with cutting-edge techniques and equipment in order to conduct your research.

The VU Amsterdam’s large network of partners at AIMMS and Amsterdam Research will give you the opportunity to attend top-quality guest lectures. The start of your research career will already be embedded within the diverse local life sciences community.

Career prospects 

As a graduate in the Biomolecular Sciences programme, you’ll be well trained to seek solutions to fundamental life sciences research questions. You’ll have excellent research and scientific writing skills, as well as specialist knowledge in your area of scientific expertise.The life sciences domain has burgeoned in recent years, so a Master’s degree (in addition to your Bachelor’s) is an absolute must to demonstrate the extensive lab experience and critical-thinking skills that you’ll need to conduct PhD research. To prepare you for a career in the academic or scientific sector, you’ll come up with your own professional development plan and learning portfolio as part of a core course (spanning both years of the programme) on professionalism in biomolecular sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cell Structures & Functions
  • Molecular Infection Biology 
  • Signal Transduction in Health and Disease
  • Microbial Genomics
  • Biophotonics
  • Drug-induced Stress and Cellular Responses
  • Developmental Biology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3
GMAT admission requirements GMAT
Required

Student insurance

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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of 24 ECTS coursework in Biochemistry/Molecular Cell Biology at the 300 level (last year of Bachelor's).
  • An average Bachelor grade of at least 7.0 out of 10, or equivalent (GPA of at least 3.0 out of 4.0, second class upper division or higher).
  • Bachelor's internship in a relevant field (Biochemistry/ Cell Biology) with a minimum grade of 7.5 out of 10 or equivalent in other grading systems. If a final grade is not yet available an interim evaluation by the internship supervision will be considered.
  • Experience with practical laboratory techniques gained in coursework and the Bachelor internship.
  • Academic competence at the MSc level and motivation for a career in research which will be evaluated during an interview (either in person or by computer).
  • The Admission board may set additional requirements if necessary, for example Bachelor's courses from the Minor Biomolecular Sciences.
  • Tuition Fee

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    • International

      16450 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 16450 EUR per year during 24 months.
    • EU/EEA

      2530 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the tuition of 2530 EUR per year during 24 months.

    Living costs for Amsterdam

    1000 - 1500 EUR /month
    Living costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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    4000 USD
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    20 Dec 2025
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    1000000 INR
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    3500 USD
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    15 Nov 2024
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    1000 USD
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    30 Nov 2024
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    1000 USD
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    30 Nov 2024
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    Various benefits
    Deadline
    14 Oct 2024
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    1350 EUR
    Deadline
    31 Oct 2024
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    31 Dec 2024
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    1500 USD
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    01 Jul 2024
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    3000 USD
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    31 Dec 2025
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    30 Nov 2024
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    3500 USD
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    15 Nov 2024
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