Program Details

Molecular Biology, Science
Brussels, Belgium
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Academic Year

Program Overview

Program Description:
Number of ECTS: 120 Duration: 2 years Campus: Etterbeek In cooperation with: Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Universiteit Antwerpen This programme is one of the International Course Programmes supported by the Flemish Interuniversity Council (VLIR-UDC). The programme aims at strengthening and updating the theoretical and practical skills of young scientists from developing countries who are already involved in either human or animal health care, or agricultural research. The goal of the programme is not just to transfer technology but rather to train participants to acquire the ability to cope with a wide range of scientific problems and challenges and to provide them with the intellectual tools needed to develop a molecular biological approach to tackle the problems their country is facing. Most important topics in molecular biology in first year In view of the diversity of the background of the students, the first year consists of in depth courses that cover the most important topics in molecular biology and bring the students to the level of knowledge required to successfully follow the advanced and specialization courses of the second year. During intensive laboratory training, students are well prepared to embark for the preparation of their dissertation in the second year. Advanced courses in second year In the second year, all students take four advanced courses followed by three specialization courses in either the field of human health, animal production or plant production. Also much time is devoted to the preparation and writing of the dissertation, which is an original research work made under the supervision of a promoter and defended in public.

Molecular Biology, Science

Masters of Molecular Biology find employment in universities, hospitals, private and governmental research laboratories, patenting bureaus, as lecturers, consultants, advisors to policy makers etc. Many graduates proceed to PhD-programmes in Belgium or abroad. Students from developing countries can apply for VLIR-UDC support to re-integrate at home or for a sandwich PhD-scholarship. Flemish students can apply for a PhD scholarship of VLIR-UDC to make a PhD on developmental relevant topics.
Setting Description:
Diploma Eligible are holders of a bachelor/master diploma (or equivalent), issued by a Flemish university, in the fields of sciences, applied biological sciences, applied sciences, medicine, veterinarian medicine, pharmacy or holders of the diploma of Industrial Engineering with specialization in Chemistry or Agriculture. Eligible are also holders of one of the above mentioned diplomas, issued by a non-Flemish university after 4 years of study or after three years of study on condition that the candidate has relevant research experience that can be considered as equivalent to the fourth year of a 4 year study. Applicants should complete the application package and return it to the IPMB secretariat (Vrije Universiteit Brussel-IPMB, Pleinlaan 2, Building E, room E5.01, B-1050 Brussels, Belgium)
Subsidized tuition fees. As from 2013 • ˜€578,7 per year For details please visit our website.