(old) Programme of B2
We are working on solutions for hybrid education that will take place online and on campus. Therefore the instructional modes, number of exams, the form of the exams and/or assignments may change. You will be informed through Brightspace in case of changes. The course information in the Course guide provides an indication of what you can expect in the course.
In the case of not being able to attend one or more practical courses/lab days due to corona measures, the course coordinator will decide if the student is obligated to re-take the missed meeting and how this will take place.
The second year curriculum for students who started before 2019 is shown below. If you still need to pass one of the courses in this programme, please check the transition rules second year and consult your student advisor.
DNA-technology (3 EC)
Crystal Structure (3 EC)
Bioinformatics A (3 EC)
General Physiology (3 EC)
Biochemistry in the living cell
Inorganic biochemistry (3 EC)
Genetics (3 EC)
Statistics (3 EC)
MLS and society (3EC)
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Second half of the MLS bachelor’s programme
The second half of the MLS bachelor’s programme (90 EC spread over the second and third year) for students who started before 2019 consists of the following components:
- 21 EC of compulsory courses: Philosophy (3 EC; either FFIL100 or FFIL101), Writing about Science (3 EC), Academic Skills (3 EC) and your bachelor internship (12 EC).
- 6 EC of free elective space, to be filled with academic and assessible courses of your own choice
- 63 EC specialisation (differentiation) phase
In the 63 EC specialisation (differentiation) phase, you compose your own programme from the list of priority courses, limited choice electives and other courses. The exact rules depend on whether you want to take a minor or not:
If you don’t take a minor, your specialisation phase consists of:
- at least 42 EC of priority courses (marked with P)
- a sufficient number of limited choice electives, so that your priority courses and limited choice electives add up to 57 EC
- 6 EC of natural science electives
If you do take a minor, at least 75% of the remaining specialisation phase (i.e. 63 EC minus the size of your minor) 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.
You will need to use the admission criteria for your future master's programme when choosing courses.
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 from a number of 3-EC courses.
The courses Animal Cell Biology (Q3) and Biochemistry-molecular biology II / Advanced Molecular Biology (Q4) are not compulsory, but do provide basic knowledge for courses and internships given later on.
NWI-BB023B Animal Cell Biology (6 EC - P)
NWI-MOL047 Synthesis of Biomolecules (3 EC - P)
* not taught in 2019-2020. First opportunity is in year 3, 2020-2021, Q1
NWI-MOL054 Toxicology (6 EC - P)
NWI-BB024B Physiology of Microorganisms (6 EC)
NWI-BB019B Immunology (6 EC - P)
NWI-BB017C Advanced Molecular Biology (6 EC - P)
NWI-FFIL100 Philosophy (3 EC)
NWI-MOL049A Chemical biology project (6 EC - P)
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, in English