Biology, M.Sc. | Wageningen University and Research | Wageningen, Netherlands
24 months
19600 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
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Students of the Biology programme at the Wageningen University and Research aim to understand living systems to help preserve biodiversity, our environment and human and animal health and welfare. 

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Biological issues are at the forefront of technological advances in today’s society. They are central to global concerns about how we affect our environment, and how our environment affects us. The Biology programme at the Wageningen University and Research is a unique intellectual challenge to understand the complexity of biological systems at scales ranging from single molecules to whole ecosystems and from single generations to evolutionary timescales.

Biology students obtain a broad overview of the latest developments in the field, ranging from genes to ecosystems. They learn to critically discuss and reflect on current scientific advances.

What makes the master's Biology unique?

  • You will learn about cutting edge research and techniques from teachers who are experts in the field
  • You can construct their own tailor made study programme, supported by study advisors
  • Attention for personal growth, development and skills training
  • Internationally oriented

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Frontiers in Biology
  • Control of Cell Process & Differentiation
  • Comparative Biology and Systematics
  • Advanced Cellular Imaging Techniques
  • Genetic Analysis Trends and Concepts
  • Genomics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Dutch BSc degree in Biology, or equivalent.
  • The norm for this equivalence is at least 150 ECTS in: Biology (molecular biology, cell biology, organismal biology (plant and animal), evolutionary biology, taxonomy, genetics, ecology), Natural sciences (chemistry, physics)
  • At least one course in the previous education specifically focused on each of these topics: Statistics, Mathematics
  • Transcript of records displaying the content of previous course subjects and project work
  • Curriculum vitae displaying relevant work, internship and/or project experience on an academic level in a relevant field if applicable.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19600 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 19600 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2314 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Wageningen

700 - 800 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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