KU Leuven

Faculty of Bioscience Engineering

Molecular Biology



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Molecular biology is the discipline within the life sciences aimed at understanding the molecular basis of life in health and disease. It is a multidisciplinary area of study and deals with the structure and function of molecules as well as their interplay in creating the phenomenon of life. Research in molecular biology not only generates knowledge but also offers new opportunities for the development of diagnostic tools and new strategies for improving agricultural production, animal health, and human health. This programme, commonly referred to as the Internuniversity Programme in Molecular Biology (IPMB), is jointly organised by o KU Leuven o Vrije Universiteit Brussel o Universiteit Antwerpen IPMB is endorsed and supported as an international programme by the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR-UDC). Although originally designed to meet the needs of students from developing countries, the programme also welcomes non-traditional and reorienting student seeking to enter the fascinating world of molecular biology. Erasmus-Socrates students studying at one of the organising universities for one or two semesters are also most welcome to attend classes and acquire laboratory skills. This is an initial Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis.


120 ECTS

International Student Requirements:

Admission decisions are based upon evaluation of a complete application file:- Bachelor of Biology; - Bachelor of Chemistry; - Bachelor of Biochemistry; - Bachelor of Biotechnology; - Bachelor of Bioscience Engineering; - Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering; - Bachelor of Medicine; - Bachelor of Medical Technology; - Bachelor of Veterinarian Sciences; - Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences; - Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences; - Bachelor of Sciences

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 120 ECTS

Out State Tuition (per year): 890 EUR

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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