Elective courses

One of the options to fill the 12 EC elective component are the general elective courses (see table below). No permission is needed for this and general elective courses are by default good choices to fill your elective component.

Other course options to fulfill your elective component

Beneath the list of general elective courses, you will find more information on other course options to fullfil your elective component. Make sure to check this information when you consider one of these options because additional approval is needed by for instance the programme coordinator and/or Board of Examiners.

Furthermore, some programme-related courses are optional for students from other Master's programmes and can therefore serve as an elective course component. For the full overview of programme-related courses, visit the course overview page.

Expensive courses

Laboratory Animal Science and Radiation Protection are expensive courses. You should have written approval from your programme coordinator if you want to take one of these courses. A copy of the arrangement has to be sent to the administration office for administrative purposes.

If you take one of these courses you cannot automatically follow the other but in exceptional cases more than one course may be allowed. 


List of general elective courses 2024/2025

Name courseStart dateEnd dateEC
Academic Writing (BMB508523) 1/8Sep. 4Nov. 122
Academic Writing (BMB508523) 2/8Sep. 4Nov. 122
Career Orientation and Professional Skills Training (BMB513024) 1/2Sep. 10Nov. 53
Communicating Life Sciences (BMB507611) 1/2Sep. 12Nov. 143
Laboratory Animal Sciences (BMB426024) 1/2Sep. 16Oct. 44.5
Tackling Health Challenges in Internationally Linked Research Hubs: Framing Solutions (BMB401324)Sep. 18Dec. 113
Basics of Biostatistics (BMB507217)Nov. 11Jan. 244.5
Professional Identity Education (BMB4812023)Nov. 11 2024Mar. 30 20263
Experience and Expertise (BMB4711022)Nov. 11 2024Jun. 30 20264.5
Adobe illustrator and InDesign for Science (BMB504321) 1/2Nov. 12Jan. 241.5
Academic Writing (BMB508523) 3/8Nov. 13Feb. 42
Academic Writing (BMB508523) 4/8Nov. 13Feb. 42
Laboratory Animal Sciences (BMB426024) 2/2Nov. 25Dec. 124.5
Vascularized Tissue Engineering - Online (BMB507319)Feb. 3Apr. 73
Tackling real-world problems through Interdisciplinary Collaboration (BETA-BMTIC)Feb. 3Apr. 177.5
Adobe illustrator and InDesign for Science (BMB504321) 2/2Feb. 4Apr. 41.5
Academic Writing (BMB508523) 5/8Feb. 5Apr. 142
Academic Writing (BMB508523) 6/8Feb. 5Apr. 142
Communicating Life Sciences (BMB507611) 2/2Feb. 6Apr. 103
Logical Argumentation in Science: Publishing, Proposals and Pitching (BMB505320)Feb. 7Apr. 183
Career Orientation and Professional Skills Training (BMB513024) 2/2P3 TBAP3 TBA3
Bio-Tech-Med Interdisciplinary Team Training (BITT project) (BMB529019)P3 TBAP3 TBA3
Bio-Tech-Med Interdisciplinary Team Training (BITT project) (BMB539019)P3 TBAP4 TBA5
Academic Writing (BMB508523) 7/8Apr. 22Jun. 272
Academic Writing (BMB508523) 8/8Apr. 22Jun. 272
History of Medicine and the Biomedical Sciences (BMB4811023)Apr. 28Jun. 305
Global and Plenetary Health (BMB669221)May 21Jun. 63
Radiation Protection - ELO on Open Sources - Online (BMB429020)Multiple datesMultiple dates1
Better Science with Less Animals (DOVP-BSLAE)TBATBA4.5
Replacing Animal Testing Challenge (DOVP-RATC)TBATBA7.5

Other course options to fulfill elective component