Molecular Biology and Biotechnology: University of Groningen

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Postgraduate degree
Molecular Biology and Biotechnology: University of Groningen, University of Groningen, P.O. Box 72, 9700 AB, Groningen, Netherlands
Course Language(s) 
Course Beginning 
2 years
App Deadline 
EU students: 1 June; non-EU students: 1 February
+31 - (0)50-3638764


General Information

Biomolecular sciences is an internationally oriented research and business area, where academic research mainly focuses on research questions concerning the fundamental processes in living cells in order to understand ‘life’ at a molecular level. This fundamental knowledge further drives applied-oriented research projects in collaboration with major industrial partners and government support in the areas of Life Sciences, Bio(nano)technology, Sustainable Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences and Food Sciences. If biomolecular sciences appeals to you, you should apply for the Master’s programme in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology!

During the Master’s programme in, students acquire in-depth knowledge and skills via upper-level theoretical and practical training in such a way that they become highly competent in the field of biomolecular sciences, and have excellent perspectives for an independent research career in an academic environment or life sciences industry.

Admission Requirements

Requirements for admission to the Master’s programme Molecular Biology and Biotechnology include:

Direct admission is possible with the following Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Groningen:

  • Life Sciences, majoring in Molecular Life Sciences
  • Life Sciences, majoring in Medical Biology (incl. completed modules on General Chemistry and Bioinformatics)
  • Chemistry, majoring in Biochemistry or Biophysical Chemistry
  • Life Science and Technology, majoring in Genomics and Proteomics or Molecular Medical Cell Biology
  • Admission for students from other universities depends on their Bachelor’s degree (or comparable levels). In general, for external students admission is granted if a suitable Bachelor’s degree has been obtained in which molecular cell biology or microbiology, molecular genetics, biochemistry or biophysical chemistry forms a major component. The Board of Examiners of the Master’s programme will evaluate this prior to admission.
  • Sufficient English proficiency is required. Language requirements include an IELTS test score of 6.5 or a TOEFL test score of 580 (paper-based), 237 (computer-based) or 92 (internet-based, iBT).
  • A special programme is available for holders of a Dutch HBO Bachelor degree.

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