Life Sciences

HAN University of Applied Sciences
Miasto, kraj
Nijmegen, Netherlands
Czas trwania studiów
4 lata
Zakres programowy
Koszty studiowania
2530.00 EUR
Język nauczania
English (ENG)
Rodzaj studiów
Rozpoczęcie studiów
Zakończenie rekrutacji
O programie
Wymagania rekrutacyjne
Możliwości kariery
The medical and pharmaceutical industry is constantly looking for new ways to prevent and cure diseases. Plant development companies try to come up with ways to optimise the growth and production of crops. Environmental companies look for innovative solutions to environmental problems. Dedicated professionals working in laboratories all over the world are at the heart of this research. Become one of them by studying Life Sciences at HAN!

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. 


Specialize in:
  • Molecular plant biology
  • Biomedical research
  • Biotechnology
  • Neuroimmunology

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.

Wymagania rekrutacyjne
  • Wypis ocen – jeśli wciąż się uczysz i dlatego nie masz jeszcze świadectwa ukończenia szkoły średniej, bardzo ważne jest załączenie wypisu. Szczegółowe informacje na temat sposobu wypełniania tego dokumentu oraz termin jego przesłania znajdziesz tutaj.
  • Świadectwo dojrzałości – w przypadku ukończenia szkoły średniej nie potrzebujesz wypisu ocen – wystarczy, że do formularza aplikacyjnego załączysz Świadectwo dojrzałości wraz ze świadectwem ukończenia liceum (bądź technikum).

Przed aplikacją sprawdź wymagania bezpośrednio na stronie uczelni. W przypadku problemów ze znalezieniem szczegółowych, aktualnych wymagań, skontaktuj się z konsultantami Kastu.


Wymagania odnośnie języka angielskiego

Spełnienie wymagań w zakresie języka angielskiego można udokumentować w następujący sposób:

  • IELTS - 6.0
  • TOEFL – 80
Ważne wymagania
  • Biologia, chemia, matematyka - te przedmioty powinny być nauczane przez cały okres trwania szkoły średniej.
    Jeśli nie spełniasz tego wymagania, skontaktuj się z nami.

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!

Life Science jobs

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:

  • Research assistant
    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. 

The next step after graduating

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.

An MSC in Life Sciences?

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.

  • Master in Molecular Life Sciences
    This degree is offered by HAN University of Applied Sciences. 
  • Master in Biomedical Sciences (pre-master program required)
    Offered by the Radboud University. The university is based in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
  • Master in Biomolecular Sciences (pre-master program required)
    This degree is offered by the VU Amsterdam.
  • Master in Biomolecular sciences (pre-master program required)
    This degree is offered by the VU Amsterdam.