Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

Biomolecular Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


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 student’s interest and knowledge of a specific subdomain can be deepened through the choice of 4 electives.

The Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) 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


  • NVAO (Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organization) accredited programme

Programme Structure

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

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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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.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 2950 International
  • EUR 890 EU/EEA
  • EEA: €230 (fixed) + €11 (per ECTS)
  • Non EEA: €1450 (fixed) + €25 (per ECTS)



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