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University of Groningen MSc in Biomolecular Sciences
University of Groningen

MSc in Biomolecular Sciences

Groningen, Netherlands

2 Years


Full time

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Sep 2024

EUR 2,314 / per year **


* EU/EEA and non-EU/EEA students

** EU/EEA students: €2,314 | non-EU/EEA students: €20,700


Are you interested in unraveling essential processes in living cells in order to understand 'life' at a molecular level? Would you like to excel in biomolecular sciences and use frontier know-how to solve fundamental questions or develop biobased industrial or medical applications?

Biomolecular sciences is a very internationally oriented research and business area that profits from strong multidisciplinary expertise in genetics, microbiology, molecular (cell) biology, structural biology, biochemistry, synthetic- and systems biology. During this Master’s program, you will acquire in-depth knowledge and research skills via upper-level theoretical and practical training. You will become highly competent in biomolecular sciences, as well as the more applied side, biotechnology. Thus, you will acquire excellent perspectives for an independent career in an academic, medical, or industrial research environment, or as a scientific consultant for the public or private sector.

The program content is organized by the Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute (GBB) and obviously teaching is closely related to the research performed at this institute. GBB’s research is strongly fundamental and curiosity-driven and contains specializations in the following areas:

  • Biotransformation and Biocatalysis
  • Cell Biochemistry
  • Chemical Biology
  • Electron cryo-Microscopy
  • Membrane Enzymology
  • Microbial Physiology
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Molecular Dynamics
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Molecular Immunology
  • Molecular Microbiology
  • Molecular Systems Biology
  • Protein Crystallography

This selective Master's degree program is designed for students primarily aiming for a career in research, and who are able to keep up with the study pace of the cohort that starts in September. Students who would like to start during the academic year and/or aim for a career that focuses on the business and policy side of science are referred to our Master’s program Biology.

Why study this program in Groningen?

  • Connected to research institute GBB, which has an excellent international reputation and covers the field of systems-, chemical-, and synthetic biology
  • Internationally oriented research and business area
  • Possibility to join the International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition in Boston
  • Our faculty is the home of the 2016 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Ben Feringa, and the Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Frits Zernike (1953)



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