Practical training forms the core (75%) of the Green Life Sciences programme. You are required to complete at least one research project and a literature review, at the UvA or at a national or international lab.
At the UvA you can benefit from the Green Student Lab (GSL), offering internships that focus on a career outside the academic world. GSL is a lab that is run like a regular – independent – lab, but, it obtains research questions from non-academic parties, such as breeding companies. In addition, the GSL also offers students extra courses focusing on a career outside academia. Examples are: planning and time management or professional self-awareness.
Advanced courses on biomolecular, ecological, genetic and physiological topics, allow you to become familiar with contemporary issues in plant biology. Students present the results of their research and literature study and receive feedback from the scientists participating in the Master’s programme.
For detailed information regarding the curriculum and courses check the UvA Course Catalogue 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.