Biomolecular Sciences

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Why study Biomolecular Sciences at VU Amsterdam?
The field of Biomolecular Sciences is a core research area at VU Amsterdam. Much of the faculty’s research in this field has been brought together in a single, leading research organization: the Amsterdam Institute for Molecules, Medicines and Systems (AIMMS). You will learn to work with state-of-the-art techniques and carry out research in this vital field of science.

In this Master’s programme, you can choose between two specializations or combine them: Cell Biology and Biological Chemistry. You take compulsory courses that equip you with essential knowledge and skills that you need to pursue your specialization, a selection of optional courses, write a literature survey, most importantly, complete two research internships, combining theory with practice meant to develop your research skills.In the Cell Biology specialization, you learn about cellular processes at the molecular level, ranging from the regulation of gene expression to all kinds of cytosolic processes. In the Biological Chemistry specialization, you learn how cells, cellular structures and individual proteins interact with their chemical environment, with a special focus on characterizing new drug targets and tools to find small molecules as a starting point for developing new medicines.

• Cell Biology
• Biological Chemistry


The field of Biomolecular Sciences is a core research area at VU Amsterdam. Much of the faculty’s research in this field has been bundled in a single organization, the Institute of Molecular Cell Biology (IMC), a leading research institute in the scientific world.
Our wide-reaching network of research institutes gives you as a Master’s student the opportunity to fulfill your work placements in a cutting-edge research environment here and abroad. You will learn to work with state-of-the-art techniques to conduct essential research in this vital field of study.

What`s Included

The Master’s programme in Biomolecular Sciences takes two years and comprises 120 ECTS. The entire programme is taught in English. The teaching is done in the form of lectures, research tutorials, work groups, demonstrations, lab visits, lab practicals and training, and specific computer-assisted applications.

Degree Course

Health Sciences, Natural Sciences

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Program Locations

VU Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
  • Netherlands: VU Amsterdam
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Masters Degree
€2006 for EEA; €13.400 for Non-EEA
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