Molecular Life Sciences Part-time

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The program starts 1 September 2022

In the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical world there’s a great need for professionals who can put scientific research into practice. Looking for more knowledge, skills and responsibilities? Then the part-time Master in Molecular Life Sciences is for you!

NVAO Accredited programme

Why study Molecular Life Sciences at HAN?

Outstanding program

HAN’s Master in Molecular Life Sciences was named an outstanding program for the 7th time in a row (Keuzegids Masters 2019).

The latest insights

You get the latest insights from the HAN BioCenter: the expertise center for biotechnology and analysis.

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Practice-based learning

Apply everything you learn immediately in your own work environment. That’s how you practice concrete innovations.


Greater opportunities in the labor market

After the master, you can work independently on complex tasks and be deployed more widely in projects.

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Regular assessments

External advisors regularly review the curriculum for relevance to the biotechnology sector.

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Linking pin between theory and practice

You’re the linking pin between analysts and project leaders, departments and between theory and practice.

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Who is this master for?

This part-time program is for:

  • EU/EER, Swiss or Surinamese citizens
  • Expats with a valid Dutch residence permit
  • Refugees with a valid Dutch residence permit

Don’t fit into one of these categories? Unfortunately, you can’t apply for the part-time program. But you can apply for the full-time program.

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Your growthSkills and future job prospects

Enrich your knowledge of molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, statistics, bioinformatics, immunology, vaccine, drug and diagnostic test development. Learn about scientific writing, project organization and how to set up experimental and project strategies. The English-taught Master in Molecular Life Sciences opens doors, in your current job and beyond.


Learn these skills during the program:

  • Research skills and knowledge of product development
  • Skills in developing and executing projects
  • Data Analysis and Bioinformatics


These positions align with your education:

  • Junior Project Manager
  • Lab Manager
  • Scientist or Associate Scientist

Why invest in a master?Info for employers

Master students gain experience in professional practice, which they bring to the program in the form of actual case studies. This way, HAN’s master program curriculums reflect what’s happening in the professional field. Learn more about the benefits of this program for employers.

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'Everything you need to get to a higher level in your job is in this master'Xavier Gallego y van Seijen, lecturer

The programWhat do you learn?

The Master in Molecular Life Sciences consists of 7 modules. These modules enrich your knowledge of molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, statistics, bioinformatics and immunology. Also, you learn to plan and execute life sciences projects in various phases of applied research and product development.

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A good balance Study, work and private life

Combining a study with work and private life takes some getting used to. But organize it properly and it's easier than you think. You get so much more in return!

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Choose how you want to studyPart-time or full-time

You can also study the Master in Molecular Life Sciences full-time. In that case, the program duration is 2 years. Wondering which is best for you? Arrange a meeting with us – no strings attached.

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The Dutch way of learning

The atmosphere in a Dutch classroom is quite informal and your lecurers 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. To give your own opinion. They also stimulate you to be creative. And to discover things for yourself.

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Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 17:00

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