• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
From the discovery of new energy sources to the design of enzymes to produce new medicines, most cutting-edge research requires knowledge of molecular processes. The Molecular Life Sciences programme at Wageningen University and Research focuses on the molecular aspects within the fields of nutrition, health, nature and the living environment.

About

This MSc Molecular Life Sciences programme at Wageningen University and Research consists of four specialisations that are based upon a unique combination of three main disciplines: biology, chemistry and physics. Research is an important part of the programme and there is a wide variety of research subjects to choose from in order to carry out your thesis and internship during your second year. The combination of chemistry, physics and biology is especially appealing to many employers.

Career outcomes

We expect applicants to have a strong background in chemistry and biology and some physics. We offer you a dynamic environment that will allow you to deepen and broaden your skills and competencies. A MSc degree from this study will open doors for employment at universities, industry and government; or you may decide to continue your studies as a PhD-candidate.

Programme Structure

Specialisations

Within the master programme you can choose one of the following Specialisations to meet your personal interests.

  • Biological Chemistry
  • Physical Biology
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Biomedical Research
For more information, please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Term 1: If you wish to qualify for OKP the deadline is 15 January 

    Term 2: If you wish to qualify for OKP the deadline is 20 April

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score (Grade C):

    180

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

Enrolment in an MSc Programme at Wageningen University requires:

  • A BSc degree (or equivalent) in a field of science relevant to Molecular Life Sciences
  • A Grade Point Average (GPA) for this BSc of at least 70% of the maximum grade (in specific cases 80%)
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken
  • Good skills in mathematics and/or statistics
  • Basic computer skills
Relevant BSc's to the Molecular Life Sciences programme include (university of Dutch HBO):
  • Molecular Life Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Chemical Technology
  • Molecular Science and Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Life Science and Technology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Biology and Medical Laboratory Research

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    18600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18600 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2083 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2083 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Wageningen

  • 700 - 800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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