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Biomedical Sciences: Neurobiology tracks
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Meet & Ask recorded presentation Biomedical Sciences
In this presentation, recorded during the Meet & Ask in the Master’s Week in November, programme director Lars van der Heide talks about the Master's programme. In the Q&A the questions of participants were answered.
What happens in our brains when we get stressed?
In this minilecture, 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.

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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Sabine Gnodde
Hello, I’m Sabine and I’m studying Physiology of Synapses and Networks. Do you have any questions about this track? Let me know via Instagram.
Ask Sabine your questions
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.
Ask Yarit your questions
Anda de Witte
Hello, I’m Anda 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 Anda your questions
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