Research course (will run subject to approval)

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

University of Groningen · University of Groningen
MSc by research

Entry requirements

A universitary Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields: Biology or Life Science and Technology, majoring in Molecular Life Sciences or Biomedical Sciences Biology, including the specialization Molecular Biology or Biotechnology or the specialization Medical Biology (incl. completed courses on General Chemistry and Bioinformatics) Chemistry, including the specialization Biochemistry or Biophysical Chemistry Life Science and Technology, with the specialization Genomics and Proteomics or Molecular Medical Cell Biology. This is merely an indication of required background knowledge. The admissions board determines whether the specific contents of this/these course(s) meet the admission requirements of the master programme for which you applied.

Months of entry


Course content

Do you want to unravel the fundamental processes in living cells? Do you want to understand 'life' at a molecular level? Do you want to explore applications based on basic molecular research?

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology are internationally oriented research and business areas that profit from a strong multidisciplinary knowledge on structural biology, biochemistry, molecular cell biology, genetics, microbiology and systems biology. During this programme, you acquire in-depth knowledge and skills via upperlevel theoretical and practical training. You become highly competent in the field of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, with excellent perspectives for an independent career in an academic or industrial research environment.

The programme is mainly organized by the Groningen Biomolecular Sciences and Biotechnology Institute (GBB and is closely related to research institute. Research is fundamental and curiosity-driven and contains specialisation in the following areas:

  • Molecular Systems Biology
  • Molecular Cell Biology of Complex Biological Processes
  • Membrane Proteins
  • Structure-function Relationships of Proteins
  • Microbial Biotechnology and Biocatalysis
  • Chemical and Synthetic Biology

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
€13,600 (non-EU/EEA students)

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Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Science Masters