Bachelor Life Sciences
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The program starts 1 September 2020 and 1 September 2021
A life sciences degree puts you on track for a meaningful career. Ever thought about working on projects to cure diseases? Or doing research to solve environmental problems? Or to solve world food shortages? Study Life Sciences at HAN and get a head start on one of these rewarding paths.
Why study Life Sciences at HAN?
Life Sciences students at HAN are top performers. They even win national awards.
Master or PhD
Many HAN Life Sciences students go on to successfully complete a Master or even a PhD.
A great deal of your time is spent working on life science projects in the lab.
Lecturers with know-how
Lecturers have worked as researchers in hospitals, universities and companies.
Start of 2020-2021 academic year: Campus is open
Since the corona outbreak, universities all over the world have switched to distance learning. A great alternative, but not ideal when you're just starting out. The Life Sciences program is therefore offering on-campus classes for 1st-year students starting in September this year. You'll get 1 day on campus each week (7 to 8 hours of classes). And you'll follow about 15 hours of online classes each week. That way you'll get to know your classmates and lecturers in person as well as online. Great for the group spirit. And as government measures are further relaxed, we'll increase the on-campus hours.
What do you learn?: Program
A BSc in Life Sciences at HAN is about learning to do research in a lab. But you don’t just train to become a scientist. You also work on project management and communication skills. After all, getting results is a team effort. As you progress through your degree, you specialize in an area of life sciences. Either molecular plant biology, biomedical research or biotechnology.
What can you do with a life sciences degree? : Careers
With a life sciences degree from HAN, you are an independent lab researcher. What’s more, you’re qualified to work in different scientific settings. So, fundamental research, applied research or quality control. The industry you work in depends on your interests. Healthcare? Environment? Food? Countless companies and organizations are looking for your skills.
Students as partners: Dutch way of learning
The atmosphere in a Dutch classroom is quite informal and your lecturers are easy to talk to. In fact, at HAN you’re seen as a partner in the learning process. Class sizes are small and your lecturers encourage you to actively participate in class. To ask questions and give your own opinion. They also stimulate you to be creative and to discover things for yourself.
Life Sciences in numbers
Why study in Holland?
Holland has a large population of international students so you won’t feel alone. In fact, 1 in 10 students is an international student. Why do so many international students come here? Because Holland has excellent, affordable higher education. It also has a thriving economy (18th in the world) so there are plenty of job opportunities. What’s more, the Dutch are open-minded and almost everyone speaks English.
Discover the city of Nijmegen
Nijmegen is a lively university town near the German border. It has a great atmosphere. Just wander through its beautiful old streets and you’ll feel its rich history. Looking for a charming pub or restaurant, a bit of culture or a great night out? Nijmegen has all this and more. Keen on sport or nature? Nijmegen has loads of sports clubs and is surrounded by beautiful forests full of hiking and cycling trails.
HAN Nijmegen campusLaan van Scheut 2
6525 EM Nijmegen
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