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Biomedical Sciences: Medical Biology tracks

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Biomedical Sciences: Medical Biology at the UvA is a challenging Master's programme where you acquire thorough knowledge of the cellular, molecular and biochemical basis of medical pathologies. Your Master's diploma qualifies for excellent positions both in- and outside the academia, anywhere in the world.

UvA online Open House

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Admission during COVID-19

Due to the Corona pandemic, in exceptional cases, the UvA will allow you to start your Master's programme before having fully completed your Bachelor's degree. Check the Application and Admission page for more information.

Discover the Master’s programme & tracks

The Master's programme Biomedical Sciences offers 2 clusters. Medical Biology is one of them. The other cluster is:

The study programme

Medical Biology focuses on the interface between Biology and Medical Sciences. It offers an interesting study for those who are fascinated by acquiring in-depth fundamental knowledge of the biochemical and molecular biological background of medical phenomena, and wish to specialise in one or multiple area of this field of research. There are six pre-defined tracks you can choose from:

  1. Medical Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  2. Cell Biology and Advanced Microscopy
  3. Infection and Immunity
  4. Developmental and Therapeutic Biology
  5. Experimental Internal Medicine
  6. Oncology
Small groups

Track size is maximally 25 persons


Internships are the most important part of our master, you can design your own educational program

Numerous research possibilities

Embedding in a broad and excellent scientific infrastructure

Meet the people

How to get to know this Master's programme better than via its students? Read the experiences from students and what they say about Medical Biology.

Copyright: Yasmin de Wit
I chose the University of Amsterdam, because it has great collaborations with major institutes throughout the city. Therefore, students get lectures from leading scientists in the field. Yasmin de Wit, student Medical Biology

After graduation

Four out of five graduates of the Medical Biology programme find a job within a year of obtaining their Master's degree. Approximately half continue on in the field of research as PhD students or as researchers in industry, hospitals or institutes.

Is Medical Biology for you?

It is the programme for you, if you:

  • are interested in unravelling the secrets of life;
  • are fascinated by acquiring in-depth fundamental knowledge of the biochemical and molecular biological background of medical phenomena;
  • enjoy doing experiments;
  • wish to specialise in one or multiple areas of this field of research.
Facts & Figures
Degree programme MSc Biomedical Sciences
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 120 ECTS, 24 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 66990