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Biomolecular Sciences is a two-year scientific program that focuses on the biochemical unity that underlies the biological diversity. Biomolecular Science is a rapidly developing discipline in modern life science.

It stands at the crossroads of chemical, biological, physical and computational sciences and focuses on the molecular understanding of cellular function. Anticipating this evolution, this Master program will focus on the understanding of cellular processes, biological molecules and their interactions.

The two years master is built around 4 subdomains of Biomolecular Sciences:

  • Protein Structure and Function
  • Applied Immunology
  • Advanced Molecular Biology
  • Bioinformatics

The students interest and knowledge of a specific subdomain can be deepened through the choice of 4 electives.

The Master is conceived as a multidisciplinary and research-oriented program. The program also aims to develop the habits of mind to perform and manage research in a multidisciplinary and international context.

Therefore, our students will also be trained in different aspects of research communication and research management.

The latter will be done in a mandatory module "Research Competences" that consists of:

  • Research Communication and Management
  • Master Thesis in the field of Biomolecular Sciences

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline EEA nationals: 1 June, non-EEA nationals (students who need to apply for a Belgian visa): 31 March
Tuition fee
  • EUR 2950 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 890 Year (EEA)
Start date
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Courses Included:
  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Protein Structure and Function
  • Mechanisms, Kinetics and Applications of Enzyme Catalysis
  • Cellular Biology and Immunology
  • Recombinant Antibody Engineering
  • Parasitology and Immunodiagnostics
  • Advanced Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Microbiology
  • Plant Molecular Biology
  • Developmental Biology


Academic requirements

For admission in the Master of Biomolecular Sciences, students need a bachelor degree in the field of biology, chemistry, or biomedical sciences or equivalent. Equivalency will be evaluated case by case by the Admission Board.

Language requirements

All prospective students need to provide a proof of sufficient knowledge of English by meeting one of the following criteria:

  • a diploma of secondary or higher education where English was the language of instruction
  • having successfully completed at least one school year of secondary education where English was the language of instruction
  • having successfully completed course units in higher education with a minimum total of 54 study credits where English was the language of instruction
  • having successfully completed ASO secondary education in Belgium
  • having successfully completed one of the following language tests
    • TOEFL: 213 computer-based, 80 internet-based
    • IELS: minimum level academic module 6,5
    • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE), grade B
    • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE), grade C
    • Interuniversity Test of Academic English (ITACE) with a minimal level of B2 of the Common European Framework

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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