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Biomedical Sciences: Neurobiology tracks
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Online Open Day

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

Recording Meet & Ask Neurobiology

In this presentation, recorded during the Meet & Ask session in the Master’s week of November 2021, the programme director talks about the study and the professional perspective. Students explain what it is like to do this master.

What happens in our brains when we get stressed?

In this mini-lecture, professor Paul Lucassen explains the effect of stress on our brain and brain plasticity. He also discusses the role of stem cells in this process.

Video Science Park Campus

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

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 Neurobiology offers 4 pre-defined tracks in:

    • Molecular Neurosciences
    • Physiology of Synapses and Networks 
    • Psychopharmacology and Pathophysiology
    • Cognitive Neurobiology and Clinical Neurophysiology

    In the first year, all tracks start off with an advanced eight week compulsory course in the specific area of interest followed by an optional course elaborating on the subject. Furthermore, every student has to write an academic thesis and do at least one research project of 30 EC. In the third period a number of courses focusing on research skills will be offered.

    In the second year, the student has a number of options: students may opt to take on additional courses, for example from another track, or choose to focus more on research by taking on a larger research project.

  • 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


Dina Dieke
Hi, my name is Dina and I’m specialising in Molecular Neurosciences. Do you want to know what it’s like to study in Amsterdam? Send me your questions via Instagram.
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Yarit Wiggert
Hi there! I’m Yarit and I chose the Psychopharmacology and Pathophysiology track. Do you have any questions about the study programme? Let me know via Instagram.
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Simone Parvizi
Hello, I’m Simone and I’m specialising in Cognitive Neurobiology and Clinical Neurophyisiology. Do you want to know what it’s like to study in Amsterdam? Let me know via Instagram
Ask Simone your questions
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