M.Sc. On Campus

Bioscience Engineering - Cellular and Genetic Engineering (Leuven)

KU Leuven

24 months
6600 EUR/year
961 EUR/year
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In the Master of Bioscience Engineering - Cellular and Genetic Engineering (Leuven) at KU Leuven, you acquire in-depth knowledge of the molecular and cellular processes that are active in micro-organisms, plants, animals and humans, on both a qualitative and quantitative level. Further, you are trained in the associated technologies to measure and influence these processes.


You are trained throughout the Master of Bioscience Engineering - Cellular and Genetic Engineering (Leuven) at KU Leuven to an advanced level in molecular and cellular biology, as well as biotechnology and its diverse applications.  You are guided to acquire the disciplinary knowledge, skills and attitudes and to integrate them towards efficient and sustainable solutions for socially relevant problems. Opportunities are also offered, both inside and outside the curriculum, to work on your personal development. Finally, together with professional and ethics experts you will reflect on the place of biotechnology in society.

Career opportunities

A Cellular and Genetic Engineering graduate is a life sciences professional who can apply this knowledge in both an industrial context to control and engineer bioprocesses, and in a research environment for fundamental and applied research.With this diploma you gain access to a wide range of employment sectors. Partly due to the interest and training in scientific research, you can go on to train for a PhD and flow through to jobs in research and educational institutions (university, higher education, government). You can also move to a managerial or research position in the biotechnology, the pharmaceutical, the chemical or the agro- or food industry. In Belgium, graduates of this programme are entitled to use the professional title of 'Bio-ingenieur' ('Bioscience Engineer').

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Microbial Physiology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Nanobiology
  • Bioinformatics and Genome Technology
  • Seminar Cellular and Genetic Engineering

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

  • The programme welcomes applications from holders of an academic bachelor's degree in engineering (bioscience engineering, biomedical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, or any equivalent engineering degree), and holders of other bachelor's or master's degrees encompassing thorough coursework in at least mathematics and statistics, physics, chemistry, biology and physiology. This degree should be obtained at a recognized university, college or institute, with an end result of at least second class upper or equivalent.

  • All applicants who have not obtained a previous diploma in a programme taught in English in Australia, English-speaking Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States of America must submit a certificate proving their proficiency in English. All applicants need to meet the minimum language requirements of KU Leuven.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6600 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6600 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    961 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 961 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Leuven

810 - 1280 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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