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Natural Sciences

Biology/Biochemistry

BSc Life Sciences

3 years

€2209 pa

Programme profile


The medical and pharmaceutical industry is constantly looking for new ways to prevent and cure diseases. Agribusinesses try to come up with ways to optimise the growth and production of crops. Environmental companies look for innovative solutions to environmental problems. Dedicated professionals working in laboratories all over the world are at the heart of this research. This programme is aimed at preparing you for a role at the cutting edge of these developments.

During the programme, you opt for one of the following specialisations:

- Molecular plant biology
- Biomedical research
- Biotechnology

This is a hands-on programme. You gain theoretical knowledge, but you also spend more than half of your time doing practical work. As a Life Sciences graduate, you will be an independent professional equipped to work in different scientific settings, including fundamental and applied research and quality control.

Programme content


Year One
You learn about the relevant topics in biology, chemistry and mathematics. You also work on group projects in the lab. For example, projects on cancer research, diagnosis of diseases and alternative energy sources. And you work in a professional life science lab during your mini internship.

Year Two
You start working more independently, on molecular and biochemical research. You set up experiments. Then analyze and interpret the results. A specific topic in the 2nd year is the interaction between humans, plants and microorganisms. You also you follow a preparation programme that covers all the important aspects of your third-year internship.

Year Three
You syudy your chosen specialisation then you complete an internship focused on this area and put your knowledge and skills to the test in a professional life science lab. Your internship gets you ready for the international job market. Where you’ll go? To a teaching hospital, research institute or company in the Netherlands or abroad. The type of lab? One that researches cancer, for example, or perhaps a biotech lab.

Year Four
In your final year
, you choose a subject for your minor. This is a semester where you broaden your knowledge orr gain more in-depth knowledge of a specific life sciences subject. Next, you choose your graduation assignment, doing research for a company or organisation. You could spend a semester at another university in the Netherlands, or abroad,

Progression


The university offers a related Masters programme, taught through English, in the following area:

- Molecular Biology

Entry Requirements


Three A-Levels (CCC) plus 3 GCSEs [Grades A-C] in six different subjects

"Good grades" in Maths, Chemistry and Biology preferred.

Five passes at Leaving Certificate OR relevant QQI5

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