VU University Amsterdam is a state-funded university with about 23,000 students and 2,500 academic staff
With 60 Bachelor’s degree programmes and over 100 Master’s degree programmes, VU University offers a wide choice of study options
VU University provides an inspirational educational setting in which students from the Netherlands and abroad can develop their potential to the full
The programmes are of a high quality, the atmosphere is very conducive to study and the teaching staff are easily accessible
About Biomolecular Sciences
Modern society faces an ever-increasing variety of challenges in the Life Sciences. Improved medical care has resulted in an ageing population, creating a greater need to understand and treat age-related disorders such as various forms of cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. Bacteria under high selective pressure are acquiring broad antibiotic resistance, so we are constantly forced to develop new and innovative antibacterial drugs. And the potential risks inherent in industrialized food production are only just becoming apparent. It is more and more obvious that a thorough understanding of the molecular basis of the underlying cellular processes is essential to any successful and safe intervention. Moreover, the Biomolecular Sciences are increasingly encroaching into the realm of technology. The MSc Biomolecular Sciences aims to prepare students for a career within the international Life Sciences research community.