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Life Science & Technology

Delft University of Technology

Master Postgraduate Delft

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Health care, social services and care services
Course summary The MSc programme in Life Science & Technology comes in three "flavours", Biocatalysis, Biochemical Engineering and Cell Factory.
Course description The MSc programme in Life Science & Technology comes in three "flavours", each of which finds its expression in track-specific courses and in the subject of the Master's research project. Each track has a somewhat different emphasis, as described below. The Biocatalysis track integrates enzymological, bio-organic, bio-inorganic and protein-analytical knowledge, with the aim giving students and understanding of the principles of biocatalysis. The track provides theoretical and practical guidelines with respect to the determination of structure and function of single enzymes or multiple enzymes (proteomics/MS). Biochemical Engineering is concerned with new processes that involve cells or parts of cells, such as enzymes, where the cells or cell parts are based on sustainable feedstocks. The Cell Factory track focuses on the design, understanding and optimisation of living cells as environmentally and economically sustainable production systems. The courses in this track present and integrate the scientific knowledge needed to use cells (including microbial cells) and communities for the production of valuable components, ranging from food ingredients to fuels.
Study subjects Core modules: Design Project; Industrial Internship; Ethics & Technology; Literature Study; Master Thesis Research Project. Specialisation modules for one of three specializations: Biocatalysis, Biochemical Engineering or Cell Factory; Elective modules in the other specialisation areas.
Course objectives This multidisciplinary programme combines fundamental and applied knowledge in biology, chemistry, physics, (bio)technology, informatics, pharmacology & mathematics; equips students with scientific knowledge and expertise; prepares graduates for careers in industry and academic environments, ie biotechnological, food, biopharmaceutical industries, health care and fundamental research institutions.
ECTS credits 120.00
Duration 24 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes internship
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

Department faculty of Applied Sciences
Information about the institution TU Delft cooperates with many other educational and research institutions, both in the Netherlands and abroad. The high quality of our research and teaching is renowned.


Admission requirements
  1. See:
  2. BSc (or equivalent) (Bio)chemical Engineering, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics, Biophysics, (Bio)chemistry.
  3. Not obligatory, but all relevant experience will be taken into account when assessing the candidate's suitability for admission.
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6.5
TOEFL internet based 90
Professional experience required -
Duration 24 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 1 Apr 2020 1 Apr 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
No tuition fees available.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.


Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship Program, OECD, Faculty of Applied Sciences, StuNed Scholarship Programme, Huygens Scholarship Programme (HSP), UNESCO, Unido, Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Justus & Louise van Effen scholarship

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Mirjam van der Geur

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