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Would you like a tailor-made programme in Biology? Specialize in mathematical modelling and computational biology to be applied in various biology research domains?
Or would you like to design your programme at the crossroad of different biology domains? If so, Biology in Groningen is the master's degree programme for you. If you have a broad interest in biology, you are able to design a tailor-made programme under the guidance of a staff member who will coach you throughout your master's programme.In the master's programme Biology you can choose the Research track (will not be offered as of 1 September 2024) or you can choose the Science, Business and Policy track.The Research track prepares you for a career in academia or other research institutes. Within this track, you will focus on conducting research by actually doing it in research projects. You will go through the entire process of conducting science in the field or the laboratory, developing skills such as exploring scientific literature, formulating hypotheses, designing and performing experiments, and presenting results. In the master's programme Biology, you are allowed and stimulated to combine disciplines such as Ecology and Evolution, Biomolecular Sciences or Marine Biology. Please note that courses and research projects in the discipline of Biomedical Sciences are faced with a strict capacity issue and therefor




Master of Science


2 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2023/2024

€ 2,314

€ 20,700


Application requirements

Bachelor's degree in Biology or a related field. For admittance to the track Modelling in the Life Sciences, you will need a degree which contains enough courses relevant to this field. This is merely an indication of required background knowledge. The Admissions Board determines whether the specific contents of this/these course(s) meet the admission requirements of the master programme for which you applied.

The Admissions Office will advise the Board of Admissions on your application, after which the board will decide if you meet the admission requirements in terms of general level of previous education and specific background knowledge.

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,314
€ 20,700
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
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1 Sep '25 1 May '25 1 May '25


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