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Health Sciences


BSc Nanobiology

3 years

€2143 pa

Programme profile

This programme, jointly offered by TU Delft and Erasmus University Rotterdam, gives you the best of both worlds. Nanobiology is the study of the complexity of living systems. It uses the language of Mathematics within the context of Physics to understand the complexity of Biology. Unique to this programme, students gain a strong background in fundamental Mathematics, Physics and modern Biology from the very beginning. The aim is for students to foster cross-disciplinary thinking as standard and bridge scientific fields with ease. In addition to the integrated theoretical modules, students are introduced to advanced practical skills in laboratory experimentation, information technology, programming and research methods

Nanobiologists could, for example, develop methods and techniques to identify heart failure before it leads to diseases, or develop a microscope that helps analyse vital molecules in living cells.

Programme content

First Year
A foundation year, in which you will take modules in Biology, Advanced Mathematics, Calculus, Linear Algebra, Physics, Biophysics, Genetics and Biochemistry. You will have the opportunity to work with a computer programme that simulates biological systems, which will assist you with your research projects throughout your study. The modules emphasise the relationship between principles of health and disease.

Second Year

You will further develop your knowledge in Mathematics, Physics and Biology. From tthe second semester, you will taking ‘bridging’ modules, which focus on different specialisations. You will explore the relationship between Physics and Biology through courses such as Optics and Microscopy, Image Analysis and Bioinformatics, and Nanotechnology.

Third Year
You will conduct research in the laboratory and have the chance to put the theory you have learned into practice. Your studies include a ‘minor’, in which you will have the opportunity to spend six months broadening your horizons and exploring a subject that interests you, in the way that suits you best. How about using RNA sequencing techniques to analyse the effects of a certain type of chemotherapy, such as Cisplatin, in a living cell? Alternatively, you can widen your world by opting for an internship or to study abroad.

Entry Requirements

Three 'A'-levels (inc. Maths, Biology and Physics, at Grade C, or above) plus Chemistry at A2 or AS

Six passes at Leaving Certificate, inc 3 x H4. Subjects to include Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at Higher level



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