Core courses within the MSc Life Science and Technology programme (2018-19 and earlier)

Students in the LST programme choose two courses from the list of Biomedical Sciences courses and two courses from the list of Molecular Sciences shown here. The choices can be limited by their prior education and should be made in consultation with their mentor, to ensure appropriate courses are taken to prepare for their major research project.

Detailed information about the content of each course can be found in the Prospectus (search by name). The schedule for each course can be found at the Schedule section on this website.

Biomedical Sciences

Biomedical Informatics
Genome Organization and Maintenance in Cancer and Aging
Global Regulatory Networks in Bacteria
In-vivo Biomolecular Interactions Underlying Diseases

Molecular Sciences

Enzyme dynamics: NMR spectroscopy and kinetics
Chemical Genetics
Molecular Chemistry


  • Courses that were taken in the BSc programmes cannot be taken again in the MSc programme. Instead, one of the other core courses can be taken.
  • Molecular Chemistry is not suitable for students with a strong background in organic chemistry. It cannot be combined with Synthetic Organic Chemistry (SOC) as an elective, and students who followed SOC in their BSc programme are not allowed to choose Molecular Chemistry.
  • Students are allowed to take more than four courses or courses from the other research area as electives.