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Programma-opties

  • Modelling in the Life Sciences (specialisatie)

    In this programme you will learn how mathematical concepts and methods can be used to develop and interpret dynamic models in a broad spectrum of life sciences.

    The knowledge can be applied to address research questions in biological disciplines like Ecology and Evolution, Molecular and cellular Biology and Biomedical Sciences. The specialization offers a coherent program of courses that run from September till January:

    • Mathematics in the Life Sciences (Sept-Oct) (5 EC)
    • Biological modelling and model analysis (Oct-Nov) (5 EC)
    • C++ for biologists (Nov) (5 EC)
    • (elective) Mathematical models in Ecology and Evolution (Dec-Jan) (5 EC)

    These courses cover all aspects of modelling, ranging from model development, analysis, interpretation, and comparison with empirical data, to the implementation of simulation software and the presentation of theoretical work. The successful completion of the first course “Mathematics in the Life Sciences” which is offered in September is necessary to allow entry into the specialization. If students fail to pass this entrée course they have still all options open to construct their own individual programme. At least one of the research projects needs to be dedicated to implement the knowledge obtained in the courses mentioned above.

  • Research profile (profiel)

    The Research profile mainly consists of independent research, which focuses on learning about conducting research by actually doing it.

    Students will not only independently conduct experiments, but also gain experience with related issues, such as formulating hypotheses, searching for and studying scientific literature and presenting results.

  • Science, Business & Policy (profiel)

    Interested in the business side of science? You can combine this Master's programme with the Science Business & Policy profile. The SBP profile includes a six-month internship as a scientific advisor.

Opbouw programma

Vak
Colloquium (5 EC)
Essay (5 EC)
Master courses
Research project
Research project

The scheme above covers the 2-year programme of the Research profile. Credits per year: 60 ECTS; most courses are 5 ECTS.

For the complete curriculum, please see: http://www.rug.nl/ocasys/fse/vak/showpos?opleiding=4861

2-year programme; credits per year: 60 ECTS; most courses are 5 ECTS.

For the complete curriculum, please see: http://www.rug.nl/ocasys/fse/vak/showpos?opleiding=4861

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is aanbevolen
  • Voor gemiddeld 20 weken
  • Maximaal 60 EC

Exchange: All our science and engineering programmes offer study abroad possibilities at a number of partner institutions. Our partners include top-100 universities in Europe (for example in Germany, UK, and Sweden) and in the USA, China, South-East Asia, and South America. Our exchange programmes have a typical duration of one semester and count toward your final degree.

Exchange: All our science and engineering programmes offer study abroad possibilities at a number of partner institutions. Our partners include top-100 universities in Europe (for example in Germany, UK, and Sweden) and in the USA, China, South-East Asia, and South America. Our exchange programmes have a typical duration of one semester and count toward your final degree.

Waarom in Groningen?
  • Combination of in-depth training and the opportunity for designing a tailor-made programme
  • Specialize in Modelling in Life Sciences
  • Focus on the study of causes and consequences of Animal Behaviour
  • Coaching by a personal mentor
  • Our faculty is the home of the 2016 Nobel laureate in Chemistry, Ben Feringa, and GELIFES is the home of the 2014 Spinoza Prize winner, Theunis Piersma.
  • Combination of in-depth training and the opportunity for designing a tailor-made programme
  • Specialize in Modelling in Life Sciences
  • Focus on the study of causes and consequences of Animal Behaviour
  • Coaching by a personal mentor
  • Enroll into the Master's degree programme at any time of the year
  • Our faculty is the home of the 2016 Nobel laureate in Chemistry, Ben Feringa, and GELIFES is the home of the 2014 Spinoza Prize winner, Theunis Piersma.
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