Master of Science (MSc) in Nanobiology 

The successful application of Nanobiology will require true disciplinary integration of physics and biology.

In the field of Life Sciences, biology and physics are converging. Traditionally, the level of the cell is the domain of biologists and medical researchers. However, physical processes are at work as well on the cell level. To be able to understand the molecular basis of health and disease, knowledge of both physics and (molecular) biology is essential. Nanobiology is the discipline where biology, specifically the basic biology of human health and disease, and nanophysics meet.

The Nanobiology programme of TU Delft and Erasmus MC builds on extensive existing bottom up research collaborations and cooperative mission organizations like Medical Delta. 

Career opportunities

The career prospects of Nanobiology graduates are excellent. The programme prepares for a career in industry, research organizations and public institutions. Graduates can find jobs in fundamental as well as applied research. Another type of function would be in the development of nano measuring methods and manufacturing technologies.

Education objectives

Once you have graduated, you will be able to critically analyse current developments and processes in the media.  You will also know how to translate complex issues in scientific research into social and cultural aspects of the media, and adapt your insights and capacities creatively in the media sector and elsewhere.


The courses continue in the same line as the bachelor courses when it comes to the integration of physics and biology. Other mandatory courses will focus on microscopy in “ high resolution imaging” and modelling of complex systems. Apart from the compulsory courses, there is a large selection possibility from a list of electives courses.


If the Master’s degree programme is closely related to your Bachelor’s degree programme, you will be admitted directly. If the Master’s programme is not a direct extension, you will be required to take additional courses in a ‘bridging programme’. Please visit for all details, along with a full list of requirements and deadlines.


Do you think you meet the requirements? Start your application in Studielink. Please take a look at the faculty website for more detailed information on the application procedure.

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