Biomedical Sciences: Medical Biology tracks

Is Medical Biology the study for you?

The programme is looking for students who:

  • 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 specialize in one or multiple areas of this field of research.

Studying Medical Biology at the UvA

There are five pre-defined tracks you can choose from. Each of these programmes has field-specific compulsory courses and research projects:

  1. Biochemistry and Metabolic Diseases
  2. Cell Biology and Advanced Microscopy
  3. Experimental Internal Medicine
  4. Infection and Immunity
  5. Oncology

Amsterdam, high density of science institutes

Biomedical Sciences at the UvA is closely affiliated with the University of Amsterdam Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA), the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS), the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) and the Sanquin Blood Supply Foundation. This provides a unique and exciting science-dense area in which the strengths of the participating institutes are combined, from fundamental to applied research. The cooperation with these prominent institutes ensures students a broad range of expertises and excellent internship opportunities.

Degree certificate

Medical Biology is a cluster of the accredited degree programme Biomedical Sciences. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences and the title Master of Science (MSc).  

Degree programme
MSc Biomedical Sciences
Regular study programme
120 ECTS, 24 months
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