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Biomedical Sciences - Medical Biology

University of Amsterdam

24 months
16060 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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The Biomedical Sciences - Medical Biology programme of the University of Amsterdam 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.


Is Biomedical Sciences - Medical Biology from University of Amsterdam the study for you?

The Biomedical Sciences - Medical Biology programme of the University of Amsterdam 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.

Career Opportunities

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.Other graduates find work in education as secondary school teachers or information officers in medical NGOs. About ten percent of graduates become policy makers in areas such as government, pharmaceutical business or medical organisations.

Programme Structure

Tracks include:

  • Medical Biochemistry and Biotechnology
  • Cell Biology and Advanced Microscopy
  • Developmental and Therapeutic Biology
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Oncology
  • Experimental Internal Medicine

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be eligible for the Medical Biology tracks of the Master's programme in Biomedical Sciences, you must hold a Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences or Psychobiology or equivalent from a Dutch or foreign university
  • You have an overall grade point average (GPA) equivalent to at least: 3.0 (American system), 2.1 (a second class upper/division one degree in the British system, C (ECTS-system)
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16060 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 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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