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Life Science and Technology

Can we generate new organs from cells? How do you design an artificial heart valve? How do biological molecules such as proteins and DNA work?

In this degree programme in Life Science and Technology you will learn how to find answers to questions like these. This degree programme combines elements from a variety of disciplines, including biology, pharmacy, physics, chemistry and engineering. You will learn how to use this knowledge to create medical applications that make people better or improve their quality of life.

For example, we will develop prostheses that can assume bodily functions, or a blood clotting test to make open-heart surgery safer. We will also investigate whether working in shifts is really as unhealthy as we think, which matter in the brain is affected and how biomolecules interact. To this end, Life Science and Technology uses knowledge from various subject fields, such as biology, pharmacy, physics, chemistry and engineering.

Life Science and Technology is a hugely varied field of study, so you can specialize in the area that appeals to you the most. You can choose between Behaviour & Neurosciences, Molecular Life Sciences, Biomedical Sciences and Biomedical Technology.

You can find the degree programme brochure below.

Kun je uit cellen nieuwe organen maken? Hoe ontwerp je een hartklep? Hoe werken biologische moleculen zoals eiwitten en DNA?

In de opleiding Life Science and Technology (LS&T) leer jij op zulke vragen het antwoord te vinden. De opleiding combineert elementen van verschillende studies, zoals biologie, natuurkunde, scheikunde en techniek. Je leert hoe je die kennis kunt gebruiken voor medische toepassingen om met die nieuwe inzichten mensen gezonder te maken of om de kwaliteit van hun leven te verbeteren.

Bij de opleiding LS&T ontwikkelen we bijvoorbeeld protheses die lichaamsfuncties overnemen. Of een bloedstollingstest om openhartoperaties veiliger te maken. Ook onderzoeken we of werken in ploegendiensten echt zo ongezond is als we denken, met welke stoffen in de hersenen dit te maken heeft en hoe biomoleculen op elkaar reageren.

Je ziet: LS&T is enorm gevarieerd. Je kunt je dan ook specialiseren in de richting die jou het beste ligt. Je kunt kiezen uit: gedrag en neurowetenschappen, moleculaire levenswetenschappen, biomedische wetenschappen en biomedische technologie.

Let op: de opleiding Life Science and Technology wordt vanaf september 2018 in het Engels aangeboden! De major Medische Farmaceutische wetenschappen die voorheen onderdeel uitmaakte van deze bachelor wordt nu aangeboden bij de opleiding Pharmacy.

More about this programme
  • Programme movie

    The search for new antibiotics

    – Programme movie
  • Testimonial of Jurrian de Boer

    Interested in medical research

    'I started out studying Medicine, but only lasted two weeks. I'd spent a long time trying to choose between Medicine and LST, but there came a point when I had to concentrate on the decentralized selection procedure for Medicine.

    I was offered a place and so I started, but I still had this nagging doubt. I was really more interested in medical research. I was hoping I could get into that with a degree in Medicine, but of course Medicine trains you to become a doctor, not a researcher. After many hours spent talking and weighing up my options, I switched to LST. And I’m very glad I did. Studying is never a chore because the course units are so interesting! My tip for others who are in doubt? Both LST and Medicine may be the right programmes for you, but they approach the world of medicine from vastly different perspectives!’

    – Jurrian de Boer
  • Testimonial of Jocelyn Dröge

    Spider in the web

    During my degree I discovered that I didn't want a future in research. I have recently started as a CRA, or Clinical Research Associate, at a company that conducts contract research for big pharmaceutical companies. I am a spider in the web – I make sure that the doctors and nurses who are conducting the studies know exactly what they are supposed to do and which legislation applies. I have noticed that my medical-biological knowledge is very useful when I am talking to doctors.

    – Jocelyn Dröge
  • Testimonial of Meintje de Vries

    Meintje de Vries, student of Life Science and Technology

    – Meintje de Vries
Facts & Figures
BSc in Life Science and Technology
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Course type
Language of instruction
English (100%)
36 months (180 ECTS)
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