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Nanobiology integrates methods and theories from physics, and molecular biology, using tools from math and computer modelling to further understanding of the molecular basis of life.

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locatieDelft, Rotterdam
typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
numerus fixusnee
honoursheeft honours track
The successful application of Nanobiology will require not simply collaboration between disciplines, but true disciplinary integration of physics and biology. Developments in biomedicine, such as studies on human genome variation and the control of stem cells, increasingly require analysis and quantitative description at the fundamental level. Moreover, it is becoming possible to develop artificial biomolecules and nanoparticles with wide applications in research and medicine. The incorporation of new biological building blocks is highly promising in for instance industrial biotechnology and medical science. These advances will reshape many aspects of medical diagnosis and treatment. The rapid advancement of modern biomedical, biophysical and computational technologies promises to provide new tools to gain in depth knowledge of the fundamental molecular and cellular mechanisms controlling health or involved in disease.


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opbouwThe first year of the Nanobiology programme focusses on coursework. A combination of knowledge and academic/professional skills preparing students to undertake research projects.
The second year is focused on research projects consisting of two research projects with different focusses.
1e jaar The curriculum of the first year consists of:
20 EC of required didactic courses covering topics such as analytical mechanics, image processing, modeling dynamical systems, cancer biology, and genetic engineering
a choice between 2 6 EC Biophysics courses
12 EC of writing and presenting courses, including a seminars course and a two part Project Development course which includes writing a literature review and a project proposal.
22 EC of electives which students can choose from Nanobiolog
Analytical Mechanics
3 EC
High-Resolution Imaging
4 EC
Modeling Dynamical Systems
3 EC
Nuclear Architecture keuzevak
3 EC
Soft Matter keuzevak
6 EC
Stochastic Processes with Applications
3 EC
Engineering Genetic Information
3 EC
Biology of Cancer
4 EC
Geometry of Physics keuzevak
3 EC
Project Development Part 1
3 EC
Stem Cells keuzevak
3 EC
Biological Networks keuzevak
3 EC
The Origin and Synthesis of Life keuzevak
6 EC
Project Development Part 2
7 EC
Protein Quality Control Mechanisms keuzevak
3 EC
2e jaar The second year consists of two research projects.
One is a , 18 EC Broadening research project which students can choose from several options including company internship, interdisciplinary research/design project, or nanobiology academic research project.
The second is a 42 EC Master End Project, this is a largely independent project in the research group of a Nanobiology supervisor. It will include a variety of research activities and end in a written thesis and presentation.
Master End Project Nanobiology onderzoek
Internship keuzevak stage
Academic Research Project keuzevak onderzoek
Systems Engineering Company Project keuzevak
18 EC
Joint Interdisciplinary Project keuzevak
5 EC


taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet35% zelfstudie
30% theorie
35% praktijk
active learning, blended learning, lecture, classroom teaching, laboratory work, literature study, oral presentation, research, research project, poster presentation, practicum, project, seminar, internship, thesis, home study, tutorial, working group
5.2.a. Knowledge
1 The student has theoretical and practical knowledge of the physics of biological processes and the methods to observe them.

2 The student is able to build mathematical models of physical and biological systems, and can solve them numerically and/or analytically.

3 The student can apply their knowledge to quantify biological processes from experimental results.

4 The student understands ethical issues in research.

5.2.b Research skills
5 The student is able to ide
study load
The Nanobiology Master programme is an intensive study combining high level math, physics, biology and integrated courses. Scheduled time also includes guided practicals and work sessions.
study abroad
Students may choose to do a self composed set of electives abroad with approval by the board of examiners or choose to do one of their two research projects outside of Nanobiology, either in a Dutch university or abroad.
honours-/excellence program Master Nanobiology Honours Programme

For many students the most important objective of an Honours Programme Master is to improve their versatility in their future job of researcher, engineer, designer or different.

The Honours Programme consists of 20 EC on top of the regular master programme of 120 EC. The full Nanobiology programme including the additional honours track should be finished within the standard two years. It is an individual programme which contains a specially developed 5 ec course - Critical Reflection on Technology - for all TU Delft honours programme MSc students plus a 15 EC coherent package of challenging courses and/or projects. An Honours Programme is not just a package of courses on top of your Master programme; it has to be something special and challenging for you.

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2022

wettelijk tarief : € 2209 (€1105 in het eerste jaar)

1 september 2023

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estimated monthly costs

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342kamerhuur in Rotterdamrond het landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1210totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
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Studenten en studentenleven


100 studenten volgen deze opleiding
50% daarvan is vrouw
40 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
50% daarvan is vrouw
23325 studenten aan de Delft University of Technology
27% daarvan is vrouw
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Op kamers in Rotterdam

64957studenten studerend
26950studenten woonachtig   
€ 342gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
27 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
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1/2 Delft University of Technology
Nanobiology (joint degree)
€ 312 gemiddelde kamerhuur
40 eerstejaars
50% vrouw
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2/2 Erasmus University Rotterdam
€ 342 gemiddelde kamerhuur
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