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.
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.
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
- 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.
What are the entry requirements for this Master’s programme?
The entry requirements and the application procedure for this Master’s programme depend on whether you have completed your prior education in the Netherlands or abroad.
I don’t meet the entry requirements. Can I do a pre-Master’s programme?
For this Master’s programme we don’t offer a pre-Master’s programme.
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
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.
How do I apply for this Master’s programme and when is the deadline?
The application process and the deadline depend on whether you have completed your prior education in the Netherlands or abroad. We strongly recommend to start the application procedure at least a week before the deadline. Getting all your documents ready and going through the process will take several days.
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