Master of Molecular Life Sciences

HAN University of Applied Sciences

Program Description

Master of Molecular Life Sciences

HAN University of Applied Sciences

For EU students

Translating research into products

The Masters courses at HAN University of Applied Sciences are internationally renowned for their seamless integration with professional practice. HAN’s Masters course in Molecular Life Sciences is unique in that it focuses on applied research and product development, and because it integrates scientific and project management skills. In this way the course meets the needs of the actual work field.

During your studies you gain extensive knowledge in the field and learn how to apply fundamental research to biotechnical product development such as vaccines, drugs, diagnostic tests biofuels and enzymes.

Professional opportunities

The biotech industry, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and research institutions are constantly in need of competent, goal-oriented and interdisciplinary professionals. Graduates of this Masters course are able to independently plan and execute short to medium-length projects.

You will be employable in positions such as junior project leader and lab manager. Another option for you as a Masters graduate is to continue your academic career with a PhD project, preferably in applied research.

Two-year course taught in English

The Masters course in Molecular Life Sciences is taught entirely in English. You can combine your work with study by taking this part-time two-year course.

Master in Molecular Life Sciences

Upon successful completion of the course, you will attain the title 'Master of Science'.

Admission requirements

You will be admitted to the course if you meet the following criteria:

  • You have a Bachelor of Applied Sciences, Bachelor of Science or a Masters degree in molecular life sciences, biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular biology or a related field.
  • You have at least one year of practical experience in a molecular, cell biology or biochemistry laboratory setting.
  • Your knowledge and skills will be verified by a written test on molecular and cell biology and a telephone interview.


  • You are an international applicant with a different diploma (e.g. a technician's qualification from Germany). In this case, your qualifications will need to be evaluated as equivalent to a Bachelor of Applied Sciences in the HAN admission assessment.

  • In such cases, a minimum of three years’ work experience is advised before applying.

High level of English

To be eligible for enrolment you must be proficient in English, with the following minimum scores: TOEFL score 550 / IELTS score 6.0 / Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or Proficiency in English (CPE).

Applicants enrolling via an admission assessment can demonstrate their language skills during the assessment.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated September 6, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 4, 2017
24 - 30 months
Part time
Full time
15,000 EUR
Aug. 15, 2017
Non-EU candidates must apply before the 1st of June
Start date Sept. 4, 2017
Netherlands Nijmegen
Application deadline Aug. 15, 2017
Non-EU candidates must apply before the 1st of June
End date Request Info
Duration 24 - 30 months
Price 15,000 EUR