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Biomedical Sciences: Medical Biology tracks
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Online Open Day

Want to check if Medical Biology is the right fit for you? Find out by participating in our upcoming events and via the information available below.

Meet & Ask (live session) 6 November

In a live session, via Zoom, the program director and students will tell you everything about this master. You will receive a presentation and you can ask all your questions live or via chat.

6 November 12.00 - 13.00 

Students of this programme have the option to choose one of three professional majors (60 EC) or minor (30 EC). Visit the online session to learn more about this.

10 November 16.00 - 17.00

Webinar The need for preventative treatments against viral infections

In this webinar, recorded during the theme week Health and Life in the UvA Open House, PhD candidate Julia Eder talks about her research on preventative treatments against viral infections such as COVID-19. In her research she is focusing on what can be done at a cellular level to stop this virus.

Video Science Park Campus

Do you want to see what the Amsterdam Science Park campus looks like?

Study in Amsterdam Week (25-30 October)

Want to know what it's like to be an international student in Amsterdam? From 25-30 October you can ask your questions during our online Meet & Ask sessions with staff and current international students about admissions, housing, student life in Amsterdam and the Dutch Education Style.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does the study programme look like?

    The Master's programme in Biomedical Sciences is a two-year programme. The cluster in Medical Biology offers six pre-defined specialisations or tracks in:

    • Medical Biochemistry and Biotechnology
    • Cell Biology and Advanced Microscopy
    • Infection and Immunity
    • Developmental and Theraputic Biology
    • Oncology
    • Experimental Interal Medicine

    At the beginning of the first year all students must enrol in the compulsory course Molecular Biology of the Cell. Further elective and compulsory coursework and research training largely depends on the individual preferences and the choice of your specialisation.

  • How many students are admitted to the programme?

    Up to, but no more than, 240 students are admitted to the Master’s Programme Biomedical Sciences. If more than the maximum number of candidates are found suitable, candidates will be selected on (in random order):

    • Study programme
    • GPA score
    • Study progress Bachelor’s programme
    • Subject of Bachelor’s thesis
    • Motivation
  • Can I study this programme in part-time?

    All tracks of the Master's programme Biomedical Sciences are offered as a full-time programme. Due to the nature of the study programme, it isn’t possible to study in part-time.

Want to know more? Get in touch with our students


Amber Driessen
Hello, my name is Amber and my specialisation is Cell Biology and Advanced Microscopy. Do you want to know more about this track? Send me your questions via Instagram.
Ask Amber your questions
Melanie Rietveld
Hi, my name is Melanie and I’m specialising in Medical Biochemistry and Biothechnology. Do you want to know what it’s like to study in Amsterdam? Send me your questions via Instagram.
Ask Melanie your questions
Lauren Remijas
Hi there! I’m Lauren and I chose the Infection and Immunity track. Do you have any questions about the study programme? Let me know via Instagram.
Ask Lauren your questions
Klaudia Majszczyk
Hello, I’m Klaudia and I’m specialising in Developmental and Theraputic Biology. Do you want to know what it’s like to study in Amsterdam? Let me know via Instagram.
Ask Klaudia your questions
Luuk ten Kroode
Hello, my name is Luuk and my specialisation is Oncology. Do you want to know more about this track? Send me your questions via Instagram.
Ask Luuk your questions
Sterre van Piggelen
Hello, my name is Sterre and my specialisation is Infection and Immunity. Do you want to know more about this track? Send me your questions via Instagram.
Ask Sterre your questions
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