Students

Genes in Behaviour and Health (research)

2019-2020

The master is organised by the department of Biological Psychology and is closely connected to the Netherlands Twin Register, making this a unique master programme world wide.

The programme focuses on the way we are influenced by our genetic make-up and our environment. Students are taught how to conduct gene finding studies and twin-family analyses, and learn about the way the knowledge of genes may help prevention and treatment of diseases, either directly or via an influence on health behaviour. They learn to answer questions such as: “Should we take genetic factors into account in the treatment of disorders such as depression or ADHD? ”, “Who are most at risk for alcohol addiction?”, “How does psychosocial stress influence gene expression?” and “What is the role of genes in healthy aging?”.

Info

Level Master
Language English
Duration 2 years
Type Fulltime
Credits 120 EC
Faculty Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science
MSc Genes in Behaviour and Health, year 1
MSc Genes in Behaviour and Health year 1, Elective courses
Course Name Period Credits Code
Introduction to R for Behavioural Sciences P4 0EC P_MINRBS
research masters FGB Graduate School Electives Pool
MSc Genes in Behaviour and Health, year 2
Description
The courses from year two of the RM Genes in Behaviour in Health will
not be taught in 2018-19. These course will be taught as off 2019-20.
MSc Genes in Behaviour and Health, year 2, elective courses
research masters FGB Graduate School Electives Pool