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Master of Bioscience Engineering: Cellular and Genetic Engineering (Leuven)

KU Leuven
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Start dates
September 2020  (English)
September 2021  (English)
September 2022  (English)

Program description

Master of Bioscience Engineering: Cellular and Genetic Engineering

You are educated throughout the Master's programme to an advanced level in molecular and cellular biology, as well as biotechnology and its applications, and the place of biotechnology in society. You are guided to acquire the disciplinary knowledge, skills and attitudes and to integrate them towards efficient and sustainable solutions for socially relevant problems. Opportunities are also offered, both inside and outside the curriculum, to work on your personal development.

Your profile

CGE is a master programme with an explicit international orientation, targeting a balanced mix of international and Flemish students. You should be fluent in English. You should have a broad knowledge of and interest in science in general and in particular in a combination of biology, biochemistry, chemistry and engineering techniques. Advanced knowledge is required in the fundamental physical and chemical processes that take place in organisms and the molecular mechanisms that direct the functioning of cells and tissues. With respect to technology, interest in and knowledge of molecular techniques used to study and change the structure and functioning of genomes, genes and proteins in cells for applications in microorganisms, plants, animals and humans are required.

The Master CGE is a two stage Master’s programme of 120 credits which typically takes two years to finalise. It consists of a main specialisation package of at least 60 credits, the "Major". This major is composed of a compulsory major package, and a variable package, where you have the possibility to choose the application domains in which you want to specialise.

There is a choice of a subsidiary specialisation of maximum 20 credits, the "Minor". The Minor can be chosen freely from the other bioscience engineering majors of the faculty. You can also choose for one of the thematic minors.

The programme is completed with a limited number of electives. The possibility to take a professional internship of 5 weeks or more is offered.

As a final part of the programme, the electives and learning tracks converge in the master thesis(30 credits), an original and relevant piece of scientific research that is intensively supervised.

Admission requirements

For more information about admission requirements, please check the programme page

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KU Leuven

KU Leuven

KU Leuven is Europe’s most innovative university. Located in Belgium, it is dedicated to research, education, and service to society. KU Leuven is a founding member of the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and has a strong European and...

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KU Leuven

Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven

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