Genomics in Society

Admission requirements Research Master Genomics in Society

We welcome applications from prospective students with a wide variety of backgrounds. Our aim is to be accessible to all students fitting our requirements, irrespective of self-confidence, social background or courage. Each application is considered carefully, taking the individual potential of the applicant into account. You are eligible for admission to this programme if you meet the following criteria: 

1.a. An academic bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences, Psychology or Sociology, Pedagogical Sciences, or a broad academic bachelor's education with subjects in these disciplines. 


1.b. Background knowledge in statistics and/or research methodology if you hold an academic bachelor’s degree in Medicine, Criminology, Life Sciences or Social Sciences. We ask you to provide evidence of an equivalent of at least 10 EC education in statistics and/or research methodology.  

  1. Demonstrable affinity with the research field genomics in society 

We ask you to demonstrate your affinity with genomics in society by submitting a motivation letter. Please use the template provided on the application page.

  1. An intrinsic attraction to our educational vision and purpose 

You are required to submit a narrative CV (see template on application page) with a focus on your personal development. We organise a personal meet & greet between each prospective student and some of our core teachers where your motivation letter and CV will be discussed. You will write the motivation letter on the day of the meet & greet and therefore do not need to submit it in the application process. This meet & greet serves as an opportunity for the applicant and teachers to mutually determine how well the goals of the programme match with the personal goals of the applicant.  

  1. English language proficiency 

International applicants from countries where English is not the official language and whose Bachelor’s program was not officially taught in English must take a TOEFL, IELTS or Cambridge proficiency test. The result of the TOEFL test must be at least 575 (paper based) with partial scores of at least 57, or a score of 232 (computer based) with partial scores of at least 23. The applicant must achieve a minimum score of 90 for the online test with a minimum partial score of 22. The achieved Cambridge proficiency level should be C1. The result of the IELTS test must be at least 6.5 with partial scores of at least 6.0. 

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