The Master in Molecular Microbiology (MMM) is a research-oriented (120 credits) Masters programme offered entirely in English. The integration of the MMM within a European joint programme in association with Aix-Marseille University and Marburg Phillips-Universität promotes international mobility and provides access to a wide range of scientific expertise at two of the most prestigious European Bacteriology Research Institutes.
to understand and tackle a large diversity of molecular processes underlying microbial interactions with their environment;
to manage the technical and conceptual aspects of a research project in Molecular Microbiology (project design, experimental strategies, critical data analysis, discussion and communication);
to be involved in international mobility and collaboration with international research groups.
The MMM is offered entirely in English, thereby facilitating and promoting international student mobility.
You will learn cutting-edge technical approaches to cellular and molecular microbiology, biochemistry and bioinformatics applied to microbes.
You will have access to dynamic research groups in Molecular Microbiology.
Invited lecturers will introduce you to the industry and to the hospital world.
The MMM is part of a European joint programme in Molecular Bacteriology.
UNamur is easily accessible by public transport: 5 minutes’ walk from the train station, 1 hour from Brussels National Airport or Brussels South Airport by public transportation.
UNamur is located in the centre of the pleasant and peaceful city of Namur, with its array of cultural and sports activities and its proximity to beautiful countryside.
This programme is accredited by ARES (Académie de Recherche et d’Enseignement Supérieur).
The 1st semester is devoted to general and specialised microbiology courses taught by scientists from academia and from industry who address the essential elements of Molecular Microbiology with a particular emphasis on bacteriology. You will use active learning methods (Problem-Based Learning, inverted classrooms and integrated practical courses). You will also attend local and national scientific conferences.
The final 3 semesters are dedicated to research projects in 2-3 research groups within UNamur and at partner laboratories. In the 2nd semester, the emphasis is on acquiring technical skills in Molecular Microbiology and the basics of scientific writing. The focus remains on these skills during the 3rd semester in the context of your thesis, during which you will develop your autonomy and scientific communication. During the last semester, you will carry out a professional internship in industry or in an academic research laboratory abroad.
The intended audience of this programme are students in biology highly interested in several aspects of the biology of microorganisms. The master in molecular microbiology will prepare you for a career in the academic research or in the industry and hospitals, where microorganisms will be encountered as tools, models or pathogens to eradicate.
The academic and scientific staff of UNamur will be involved in this programme together with invited professors and scientists from other universities or companies. You will also have the opportunity to attend lectures at Aix-Marseille University or at Marburg Phillips-Universität in the context of a European joint programme.
You can apply until:
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Application and enrolment procedure for students with a Bachelors or equivalent from outside Belgium : www.unamur.be/en/teaching/enrolment
This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
This master programme is open to students holding a university bachelor degree in Biology. Graduates from biomedical sciences, bioengineering and veterinary medicine bachelors will have to take a maximum of 16 additional ECTS of courses.
An experience in basic programming will be an asset to participate to this programme. The applicants will have to prove a good written and spoken knowledge in English since the programme is essentially organized in English. A basic knowledge of biochemistry, molecular genetics, molecular biology and immunology is required.
For more information about the registration fees, please visit : www.unamur.be/en/teaching/registration-fees
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
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