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The Master's programme in Biomedical Sciences is a two-year programme taught completely in English. The programme offers two clusters:

  1. Medical Biology
    Medical Biology is the cornerstone of modern health care, covering areas as diverse as biomolecules, signal transduction, infectious or hereditary diseases, antibiotic resistance or behaviour. It is a multidisciplinary field in which knowledge and training in biology, chemistry, physics and informatics is integrated, strongly based in a fundamental scientific background in the Faculty of Science and optimally cooperating with the Academic Medical Centre (AMC), Dutch Cancer Institute (NKI) and Sanquin.
  2. Neurobiology
    Within the field of neurobiology and the neurosciences, there are three tracks that concentrate on different aspects of the brain. The brain is approached from a biomedical point of view, from the molecule to the mind. The programmes are supported by a number of university institutes such as the Swammerdam Institute of Life Sciences (SILS-CNS) and other neurobiological institutes like the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) and the AMC also contribute to the courses and internships.

Studying Biomedical Sciences at the University of Amsterdam

The Master's programme in Biomedical Sciences is closely affiliated with the University of Amsterdam Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA) and the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS). The programme also cooperates with various institutes both within and outside the UvA, including the Dutch Cancer Institute.