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Programme of Medical Epigenomics

Please note that this master's programme is no longer available for new students. New master's students can start this specialization in the masters programme of Medical Biology, please see the relevant course guide.

Students in the master Science should graduate August 31 2023 at the latest. Make sure to consult your student advisor.


For the Master's of Science in Science the complete 120 EC programme of the Chemistry of Life specialisation consists of:

A. compulsory specialisation courses: 15 EC

B. Research internships: 89 EC

You need to do two internships with a multidisciplinary character. The internships should focus on different disciplines. One of the internships should be related to your specialisation. This internship can be 59 EC or 45 EC.

The specialisation-related internship includes:

  • NWI-MOL501A: practical work, master thesis, presentation (33-53 EC).
  • NWI-MOL601: a literature thesis (6 EC). The thesis should be related to the specialisation, but on a different topic than the internship.
  • Optional specialisation courses relevant to the internship (maximum 6 EC).

The second internship should be in another discipline and can be 30 EC or 44 EC. This internship contains:

  • NWI-MOL502A: practical work, master thesis, presentation (24-44 EC).
  • Optional courses relevant to the internship (maximum 6 EC).

C. NWI-MOL412 Career orientation: 1 EC
D. Scientific Master's electives: 6 EC
 To be approved by the Examination Board. Courses offered at the Faculty of Science are automatically approved.
E. Free electives: 6 EC
F. Philosophy course: 3 EC.

For the Master of Science in Science the complete 120 EC programme is:

A. A specialisation related component comprising:

  • A specialisation related research internship chosen from the list 'departments for internships elsewhere in this prospectus: 59 EC*
    These 59 EC include:
    - NWI-MOL501A: Practical work, thesis, presentation: 47-53 EC
    - NWI-MOL601: Literature thesis: 6 EC
    - Optional elective specialisation course max 6 EC

B. NWI-MOL502A: A second research internship freely chosen in another discipline of 30 EC.*
Including practical work, written and oral report, and optionally a specialisation course of max 6 EC.

C. NWI-MOL412 Career orientation (1 EC)
D. Scientific master courses: 6 EC (of proven academic level and approved by the Examination Board)
E. Free electives: 6 EC
F. Philosophy 2: 3 EC. For more information about your options, click here.

One of the 15 EC compulsory courses may be interchanged with a course from another research specialisation available for Science students.

* Instead of internships of 59 EC and 30 EC, also two internships of 44 and 45 EC or a large internship of 89 EC may be taken.
This last option (89 EC) must be on a collaboration project of two research departments of different disciplines. The literature thesis must be written for one of these departments.
All research internships must have multidisciplinary elements.