Life Sciences at HAN University of Applied Sciences is a hands-on Bachelors course that is taught in English and takes four years to complete. During your study you gain theoretical knowledge, but you also spend more than half of your time doing practical work. So when you graduate, you are well prepared for the job market.
What do you learn?
A BSc in Life Sciences at HAN is about learning to do research in a lab. But you don’t just train to become a scientist. You also work on project management and communication skills. After all, getting results is a team effort. As you progress through your degree, you specialize in an area of life sciences.
What can you do with a Life Sciences degree?
With a life sciences degree from HAN, you are an independent lab researcher. What’s more, you’re qualified to work in different scientific settings. So, fundamental research, applied research or quality control. The industry you work in depends on your interests. Healthcare? Environment? Food? Countless companies and organizations are looking for your skills.
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With a career in the life sciences industry you can really make a difference. By researching diseases. Coming up with new medicines. Helping to solve world food shortages through plant research. What’s more, loads of life sciences companies are looking for your skills!
With a BSc in Life Sciences you can find jobs in the private and public sector. At research institutes, hospitals and health agencies. Or at life sciences companies, like biotech and pharmaceutical firms. The kind of work? Researching diseases. Designing new drugs. Working as a product or marketing specialist. Or focusing on quality assurance. Here are some life science jobs you could pursue:
As a research assistant, you work in fundamental or applied research. Your job? To provide support in the lab to more senior researchers. Where? At a university or in the commercial sector. You can grow into positions of more responsibility and leadership if you choose the commercial sector. Want to progress in the academic world? Then you would pursue a master or PhD first.
Assay development scientist
Assay development is a procedure in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Basically, it’s testing how an organism or organic sample reacts to a drug or biochemical. The aim? To identify and characterize potential new drug molecules. As an assay development scientist, you work with a team of scientists in a lab.
Technical sales specialist
As a technical sales specialist you build relationships with clients. How? Through cold-calling, visiting clients, going to network events. The market for technical products and services is global. So you’ll be working in an internationally oriented environment.
Junior project leader / Lab manager
In this position you run short to medium-length projects. Your tasks? To communicate with the lab technicians. Contribute innovative ideas. Communicate with management. About anything from quality assurance to financial issues. Where? At a pharmaceutical, biotech or other life science company.
So you’ve graduated with a BSc in Life Sciences. The next step? Finding work in the life sciences industry is simple. Just use HAN’s alumni network to connect with a wide range of companies and research institutes across the globe. Of our graduates, 97% find work within a year. So you’ll have no trouble finding the right Life Science job for you.
Are you ambitious? Looking for a higher qualification? Want to work in a position with more responsibility? With your BSc, you can join any number of MSc Life Sciences programs in the Netherlands or abroad.