Utrecht University

Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    18201
    Tuition (Year)
    2006
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
The M.Sc. in Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences at Utrecht University provides knowledge on the innovative methods used in genetics, cell biology and structural biology. The Master’s degree has a great focus on research, analyses key aspects in biotechnology, genetics, physics of light, computational biology, and allows students to customise their study programme based on their interests.

About

Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences focuses on understanding molecular-level cellular function and rests at the crossroads of chemical, biological, physical and computational science.

Designed to communicate this unique field of research to a new generation of students, this MSc programme is research-oriented and takes a multidisciplinary approach. You will learn a wide range of state-of-the-art techniques, including advanced methodologies in genetics, cell biology and structural biology. You will acquire extensive knowledge of molecular recognition and regulation, cell signalling, membrane biogenesis and sorting, chemical approaches to biology and genomics/proteomics. The programme offers you considerable freedom to choose a specific field within the biomolecular sciences. A tailor-made programme can be developed to suit your personal interests.

Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Types of teaching (in year 1):

  • theory: 30%
  • practice: 40%
  • self study: 30%

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is optional.
  • The percentage of foreign students: 5%
  • The percentage of foreign teachers: 5%
  • The percentage of students abroad: 5%
  • The percentage of teachers abroad: 10%

This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go To The Course Website

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    93

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

  • You have a University Bachelor’s degree (equivalent to a Dutch Bachelor’s Degree) in: Biology; Chemistry; Biomedical sciences; Molecular life sciences; Biotechnology; Other relevant science programme.
  • You are able to demonstrate insight and knowledge in the field of Biology and Biochemistry; in depth knowledge and insight in structural and/or molecular & cell biology and/or systems biology.
  • Genuine research interest in understanding how molecules work in health and disease in main life processes (such as neurobiology, development, metabolism, reproduction). Also a broad interest in advances from cell biology & biochemistry, biophysics & technology, bioinformatics, theoretical biology and computer science.
  • Proof of your proficiency in English (CAE- Level B, CPC- Grade C).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 18201 International
  • EUR 2006 EU/EEA

Funding

Scholarships, fellowships, and grants offered by Utrecht University, the Dutch government, and other organisations can help fund your studies at the university. Please note that the scholarship options for programmes starting in February are limited.

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.