Molecular Medicine, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)


Bring yourself to the forefront of developments in biomedical science. Work with acclaimed research groups, do extensive research, and write up a thesis.

This two-year (120 ECTS) research master's programme focuses on genetic, molecular, and cellular principles of health and disease. Learn experimental design and technical approaches currently in use, such as cell and tissue culture, live cell imaging, genomic and proteomic technologies, genetic modification, generation of small animal models, and more. The MSc Molecular Medicine faculty members include leading international scientists in biomedical research. Upon graduation, you will be a preferred and qualified candidate for PhD positions within Erasmus MC, and other high-ranking and international research institutions.


Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Programme internationalization:

    This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.

    Detailed Programme Facts

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

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:


      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.

      Book IELTS
    • Minimum required score (Grade B):


      The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

      Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

    • Minimum required score:


      The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

    Academic Requirements

    Additional language requirements:

    • IELTS overall band: 6.5
    • IELTS listening: 6.5
    • IELTS reading: 6.5
    • IELTS writing: 6.5
    • IELTS speaking: 6.5
    • TOEFL paper based: 575
    • TOEFL computer based: 575
    • TOEFL internet based: 575

    Tuition Fee

    • International Applies to you

      8700 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 8700 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
    • EU/EEA Applies to you

      1984 EUR/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 1984 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    Living costs for Rotterdam

    • 760 - 1270 EUR/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


    Scholarships / Grants:


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