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Here's why you want to study General Biology at the UvA

Freedom of choice

Almost no restrictions in designing your own study path.

Covers entire breath of Biology

Learn about any topic you like in the domain of Biology

Discover the world

Participate in research and renowned research institutes in Amsterdam, the Netherlands or abroad.

Get prepared for a good job

Excellent options for improving the skills you need in academic or non-academic professional fields.

General Biology will suit you, if you...

  • Have a solid background in biology.
  • Plan to work in areas where a broad knowledge of biology will be useful
  • Want to learn to address issues of global interest
  • Are looking specifically for much freedom to compile your own programme
  • Want the advantages of a small-scale programme, where students and staff all know each other.

Discover your programme

The Master's programme in Biological Sciences at the UvA offers a general track ‘General Biology’. It is also possible to choose for a specialisation in 4 tracks. These tracks are:

Facts & Figures
Degree programme
MSc Biological Sciences
Regular study programme
120 ECTS, 24 months
Language of instruction
Starts in
CROHO code
Science Park