24 months
17616 EUR/year
1084 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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By combining chemistry, physics, and biology, groundbreaking fundamental research is performed in the life sciences. With this mindset, the Molecular Life Sciences programme from Wageningen University and Research focuses on processes from the atomic up to the cellular scale. 

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Our students work on a large range of topics, for example the tracking of Cas proteins to quantify the functioning of CRISPR-Cas in vivo, production of self-healing materials by smart design of polymers, and development of cell specific delivery mechanisms inspired by virus-like particles. The possibilities of this master’s programme are endless, so which fields are you going to explore?

Future career - Molecular Life Sciences

Most of the students at the Molecular Life Sciences programme from Wageningen University and Research find a job in the first few months after graduating. The majority, about 70 percent, starts their career by doing a PhD on subjects such as microbiology, physical chemistry, cell biology, organic chemistry, biotechnology, etc. Other jobs could be researcher in the industry, consultant, entrepreneur or teacher. The broad programme prepares students for many career paths, partially in the form of dedicated courses.

Programme Structure


  • Biological Chemistry
  • Physical Biology
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Biomedical Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17616 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17616 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1084 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1084 EUR per year during 24 months.

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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