The Right Choice For You?
The Master in Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences at Utrecht University is the ideal Master’s programme if you are interested in molecules as the basis of life and disease and if you want to know how chemistry, biology, biomedical sciences, and physics contribute to our understanding of how these molecules work. The interplay of molecules in cells and organisms is the central focus of the programme.
You will develop extensive knowledge about cellular processes such as cellular signaling, membrane biogenesis and intracellular transport. You will also learn skills and methods to study the molecules involved in these processes by using biochemistry, structural biology, cell biology, biophysics, computational biology, proteomics and genomics.
The programme offers you the flexibility to choose any specialisation within the field of molecular and cellular life sciences.
Within this Master’s programme you can choose one of three tracks:
- Genes to Organisms
- Molecules and Cells
- Biophysics and Molecular imaging
The track Computational Biology will become part of the new master's programme Bioinformatics and Biocomplexity that starts in september 2020.
After graduation, students receive a Master of Science degree in Chemical Sciences or Biological Sciences from the Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences Master’s programme. Programme graduates will be qualified for research positions in the fields of cell biology, structural biology, biotechnology, medical chemistry, and genomics/ proteomics, either in the academic world or at pharmaceutical or biotech companies.
MCLS graduates have excellent job prospects at universities, research institutes, and business organisations, ranging from large pharmaceutical industries to start-up biotech companies. Around 60% of all MCLS graduates are offered a PhD student position before ending their programme.
Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.
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- Concepts in Science 4 life
- Master course genes to organisms
- Master course biophysics and molecular imaging
- Systems biology
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesMicrobiology Molecular Sciences Bioinformatics View 36 other Masters in Molecular Sciences in Netherlands
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A relevant bachelor degree.
- Bachelor programmes that most likely meet the requirements are: Biology, Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Molecular life sciences, Biotechnology & engineering, Bioinformatics, other relevant science programme.
Relevant knowledge, insight and skills.
- Basic knowledge in the field of Biology and Biochemistry (minimum level 1 bachelor)
- In depth knowledge and insight as well as mastery of methods and techniques in structural and/or molecular & cell biology and/or systems biology (level 3 bachelor)
High overall score (GPA, average grade, grading tables) and high grades for relevant courses.
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International20715 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 20715 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Utrecht
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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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.