The programme offers the freedom to combine courses of all biological masters of the University of Amsterdam and other universities in consultation with the examination committee. This gives you the opportunity to create your own specific study path.
The greater part of the programme consists of research practicals. Students may choose to carry out their research at one of the research institutes associated with the programme such as Sanquin Blood Supply Foundation, the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) or the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO). Students may also choose to take courses in other subjects within or outside the field of biology, and may also do a ‘minor' in a subject outside their discipline.
For detailed information regarding the curriculum and courses, please see the UvA Course Catalogue via the link below or download the study schedule.
Students of the Master’s programme Biological Sciences have further the option to choose one of three professional majors (60 EC) or minor (30 EC), each designed to train a specific set of skills needed as a secondary school teacher, in policy and communication or elsewhere outside the academia.:
All students enrolled in Biological Sciences are requested to bring their own laptop, due to the nature of the programme. More information on specific system requirements can be found here.