Programme of Microbiology
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The programme of the Master's specialisation in Microbiology consists of:
- 18 EC mandatory courses:
- NWI-BM069 Introduction and Orientation in Microbiology (3EC)
- NWI-BM063 Microbial Physiology & Metabolism (3EC)
- NWI-BM068 Environmental Microbiology and Biotechnology (3EC)
- NWI-BM065 Microbial Cell Structure & Function (3EC)
- NWI-BM067 Host-microbe Interactions (3EC)
- NWI-BM070 Medical Microbiology (3 EC)
- 6 EC Review Article (NWI-BM-REVIEWART)
- 6 EC Research Proposal (NWI-BM-RESPROP)
Review article can be replaced by Field Course Alpine Ecology (NWI-BM040B)
Research proposal can be replaced by Field Course Ireland (NWI-BM048B)
(NB: both field courses are offered in alternating years)
2 internships, 72 EC in total:
- NWI-BM-STAGE1 (1x 36EC)
- NWI-BM-STAGE2 (1x 36EC)
- 15 EC free space for optional courses or extension of internships (6 EC max.)
Choose at least one course from the EER (https://www.ru.nl/courseguides/science/rules-requests/education-regulations/), article 7.2a, clause 2. 6 EC is completely free, and the remaining EC should be filled with academic courses within the field of natural sciences. If you want more information on a course, check out the course description via the course finder.
- 3 ECPhilosophy course, see the EER (https://www.ru.nl/courseguides/science/rules-requests/education-regulations/), article 7.2a Limited Choice Electives. the Philosophy courses are listed in the second table. The Philosophy courses are also shown in the visual overview of the Master's programme, see below.
- 0 EC NWI-BM054B Master Portfolio Biosciences
For a visual overview of the Master's programme click here