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Life Sciences (Liberal Arts and Sciences), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
The Life Sciences (Liberal Arts and Sciences) programme offered by the Erasmus University College is highly suited for students interested in a career in the biological sciences in its broadest sense from research to policy-making.
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The Life Sciences (Liberal Arts and Sciences) majors of Erasmus University College cover a broad area of biology, ranging from molecular biology to physiology, evolution, health sciences, and medicine. These majors not only allow you to learn how to do both theoretical and practical research, but also stimulate you to apply the obtained knowledge in a multidisciplinary fashion. 

The overarching multidisciplinary character of the Life Sciences curriculum is exemplified by the advanced courses in the Life Sciences majors, where there is an integrative context, in which the Department of Life Sciences collaborates closely with the other EUC Departments (Economics & Business, Humanities, and Social & Behavioural Sciences). 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Principles of Ecology
  • Plant Biology & Diversity 
  • Molecular & Cellular Biology
  • Molecular & Cellular Biology Lab 
  • Human Physiology
  • Micro- & Immunobiology 
  • Cognitive Neuroscience 
  • Genes, Brain & Society
  • Food & Nutrition

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

You are admissible to our programme if you have obtained or will obtain a VWO diploma or a foreign equivalent to the VWO diploma (for example, International Baccalaureate, European Baccalaureate, German Abitur, or British A Levels). Additionally, since a number of our courses cover mathematics and statistics, mathematics proficiency is vital for success in our programme. Further, since our programme is completely taught in English, English language proficiency is a strict requirement.

However, your grades only tell us half the story, we also require you to submit a motivation and your curriculum vitae (CV) when applying. A matching interview also makes up part of the selection procedure.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12500 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4400 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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This is the tuition fee for the academic year 2021-2022.

Living costs for Rotterdam

  • 760 - 1270 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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