|Application deadline:||June 1 (EEA); March 1(Non EEA)|
|Tuition fee:|| |
|Start date:||September 2013|
|Credits:|| 120 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||24 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Educational variant:||Part-time, Full-time|
Molecular biology is the discipline within the life sciences aimed at understanding the molecular basis of life in health and disease. It is a multidisciplinary area of study and deals with the structure and function of molecules as well as their interplay in creating the phenomenon of life.
Research in molecular biology not only generates knowledge but also offers new opportunities for the development of diagnostic tools and new strategies for improving agricultural production, animal health, and human health.
The programme, commonly referred to as the Internuniversity Programme in Molecular Biology (IPMB), is jointly organised by KU Leuven, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Universiteit Antwerpen. It is endorsed and supported as an international programme by the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR-UDC).
Although originally designed to meet the needs of students from developing countries, the programme also welcomes non-traditional and reorienting student seeking to enter the fascinating world of molecular biology. Erasmus-Socrates students studying at one of the organising universities for one or two semesters are also most welcome to attend classes and acquire laboratory skills.
The Master of Science in Molecular Biology is an initial Master's programme. You can follow this programme on a full-time or part-time basis.
IPMD graduates find employment in universities, hospitals, private and governmental research laboratories, patenting bureaus, as lecturers, consultants, and advisors to policy makers, among other careers. Many graduates go on to begin PhD programmes in Belgium or abroad. Students from developing countries may apply for a 'sandwich' PhD scholarship from the VLIR-UDC. Flemish students may apply for a PhD scholarship from the VLIR-UDC for research projects on topics relevant to development.
The Master of Science in Molecular Biology (Interuniversity Molecular Biology - IPMB) programme is intended to offer theoretical and practical training to young scientists from developing countries, who are involved in education/research in human medicine, animal production or plant production.
This programme is designed to train these students to become capable, critical and self-reliant scientists who are able to apply the knowledge acquired to contribute to the further development of their country through their involvement in education, research and policymaking.
IPMB graduates will be able to ensure that the potential offered by molecular biology and biotechnology in terms of human and veterinary medicine and animal and plant production, find due application in their country.
Although originally conceived to meet the needs of students from developing countries, the programme offers an excellent opportunity for all students, including non-traditional and reorienting students, to study molecular biology in an international context.
Students are expected to:
- Bachelor of Science in de biologie
- Bachelor of Science in de chemie
- Bachelor of Science in de biochemie en de biotechnologie
- Bachelor of Science in de bio-ingenieurswetenschappen
- Bachelor of Science in de geneeskunde
- Bachelor of Science in de diergeneeskunde
- Bachelor of Science in de biomedische wetenschappen
- Bachelor of Science in de farmaceutische wetenschappen
- Bachelor of Science in de industriële ingenieurswetenschappen: chemie
- Bachelor of Science in de biowetenschappen
Admission decisions are based upon evaluation of a complete application file:
- Bachelor (of Science) in Biology
- Bachelor (of Science) in Chemistry
- Bachelor (of Science) in Biochemistry
- Bachelor (of Science) in Biotechnology
- Bachelor (of Science) in Bioscience Engineering
- Bachelor (of Science) in Agricultural Engineering
- Bachelor (of Science) in Medicine
- Bachelor (of Science) in Medical Technology
- Bachelor (of Science) in Veterinarian Sciences
- Bachelor (of Science) in Pharmaceutical Sciences
- Bachelor (of Science) in Biomedical Sciences
- Bachelor of Sciences
Except for native speakers, students should present proof of a test of English proficiency: TOEFL 550 / IELTS 6.5.
|TOEFL paper-based test score:||550|
|TOEFL computer-based test score:||213|
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