Master's programmes

Master’s programmes prepare students with a Bachelor’s degree theoretically and experimentally for all relevant areas of the discovery and development of drugs, therapeutics and diagnostics, while giving them hands-on experience in selected areas.

A Master’s programme generally contains introduction and advanced courses on the chosen subject, one or two research projects, a literature study and colloquium and elective space. Within a Master’s programme, students choose one specialization in which they will become a scientific expert.

AIMMS research groups are key players in multiple Master’s programmes:

Bioinformatics and Systems Biology
Both Bioinformatics and Systems Biology are strongly interdisciplinary fields. This Master’s programme  provides a selection of in depth Bioinformatics and/or Systems Biology courses. Students become familiar with molecular and cell biology, computer science and mathematical modelling to integrate the vast amounts of biological data into fundamental knowledge.

Biomolecular Sciences 
Biomolecular Sciences is a Master’s programme which trains students with Bachelor’s degrees ranging from biomedical sciences and biology to chemistry, physics, mathematics and engineering, for a Master’s degree at the interface between these disciplines. The focus mainly lies on cell biology and biological chemisty.

Chemistry
Chemistry is all about molecules: the development of new pharmaceuticals, the unraveling of complex biological systems with new methods and techniques or with the aid of computational chemistry, the design of new sustainable materials and chemical processes. While pursuing a Master’s programme in Chemistry, students can opt to study one of the four specializations in combination with a career profile of their interest.

Drug Discovery and Safety 
Developing new drugs is such a complex and wide-ranging process that it requires real specialists that are excellent team players. In the Master’s programme in Drug Discovery and Safety, students will examine drug discovery and development from a range of disciplines: chemistry, pharmacology, medicine, genetics and toxicology. This multidisciplinary approach is essential to tackle the diseases of tomorrow and to develop drugs of the future.

Medical Natural Sciences
Medical Natural Sciences is a multifaceted Master’s programme that combines physics and chemistry with medicine: ‘Science in Medicine’. This combination will introduce students to innovative ways of conducting medical research and is a unique opportunity for students who want to combine scientific subjects with practical application.