Biological Sciences

Biology at the University of Amsterdam 

Do you want to become involved in challenging research on how species and ecosystems function, or do you want to tackle the world's food problem, climate change, and other issues? Are you looking for a wide offer in courses and internship options in a Master’s programme in Biology that offers excellent chances for a PhD or a qualified position outside the academia, anywhere in the world?

Then apply for the Master's in Biological Sciences at the University of Amsterdam, and become part of the research community at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) and the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS).


The Master's programme in Biological Sciences at the UvA offers specialisations in:

All tracks are two-year programmes, and are designed for students with a Dutch Bachelor of Science degree in Biology or its equivalent, but are potentially also open for students from other programmes in research universities or universities of applied science (in Dutch: HBO) with a background in beta-gamma, future planet studies, biomedical sciences, life sciences,  geography, earth sciences, chemistry, environmental sciences, physics, mathematics and even econometrics.

Degree programme
MSc Biological Sciences
Regular study programme
120 EC ECTS, 24 months
Language of instruction
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