24 months
4175 EUR/year
835 EUR/year
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Studying microbes is crucial to tackling future challenges to human and animal health, pollution and biotechnology.Unique in Belgium, this Master in Molecular Microbiology at the University of Namur provides the opportunity to study the microbial world in the context of basic and applied research, allowing you to face all these important challenges of the 21st century.

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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 Microbiology 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.

Why study MMM?

  • 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 worlds of industry and hospitals.

  • The MMM is part of a European joint programme in Molecular Microbiology.

Why study at the University of Namur ?

  • UNamur values active learning and the availability of the academic staff is always greatly appreciated by students.
  • UNamur is easily accessible: 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.

Programme Structure

  • The first 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 have the opportunity to use active learning methods such as Problem-Based Learning (PBL), inverted classrooms and integrated practical courses. You will also be offered the possibility to 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 second 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 third semester in the context of your thesis, during which you will develop your autonomy and scientific communication.


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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

In the context of the Covid-19 crisis, the University of Namur is unable to manage the admission demands from students outside EU at the moment. 




120 ECTS


On Campus

Other requirements

General requirements

All students holding qualifications from outside of the French Community of Belgium must apply in writing.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4175 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4175 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    835 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 835 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

The registration fees are communicated by the Admissions Service during the admissions procedure. They may vary from €835 to €4,175.


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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