Programme of B2
The second year curriculum for the Bachelor’s programme in Molecular Life Sciences is shown in the tables below.
Quarters 1 and 2 consist of compulsory courses. The specialization phase starts in quarter 3 (see second table), in which you are free to choose combinations of courses that lead to your desired specialization in molecular life sciences.
Specialisation (differentiation) phase (63 EC)
The specialisation phase of 63 EC is spread over the second and third year. In this phase, you have 6 EC of academic natural science electives, and you can take a minor. If you don't take a minor, you should take at least 42 EC of priority courses (indicated with P in the table below; see also this page for a complete overview). The remainder of the 63 EC should be filled with courses from the limited choice electives (check this page for the complete list).
If you do take a minor, at least 75% of the remaining specialization phase must consist of priority courses (P) and the rest should be limited choice electives. Check this table to see how many EC from each group of courses should be taken, given the size of your minor programme.
All 6 EC-courses are given on Monday-Tuesday or Thursday-Friday. These courses have overlapping schedules, so you must make a choice.
On Wednesday you can choose a number of 3-EC courses.
The courses Animal Cell Biology (Q3) and Biochemistry-molecular biology II (Q4) are not compulsory, but do provide basic knowledge for courses given later on.
|NWI-MOL054 Toxicology (6 EC - P)
NWI-BB020B Adaptation Physiology (6 EC)
NWI-BB085B Brain and behavior (6 EC)
NWI-BB047C Hum. Embryology & Developmental Biology (6 EC)
Writing skills and Philosophy
- NWI-FCEM02B Writing about Science can be taken in any quarter but the second.
- NWI-FFIL101 Philosophy is scheduled in the first (Q1) and second (Q2) period
Q1: aimed at physics topics, in Dutch
Q2: aimed at molecular topics, in English
- NWI-FFIL100 Philosophy is scheduled in the fourth period (Q4) and treats topics from biology.