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Do you want to become an all-round biologist, or explore connections between different domains in biology to develop an interdisciplinary profile? If so, Biology in Groningen is the master's degree programme for you.
With five pre-designed research profiles in Integrative Biology focused on interdisciplinary areas such as Evolutionary Medicine or Biological Data Science and Modelling, a Science, Business, and Policy track, as well as the option to design a tailor-made programme, the MSc Biology offers unlimited flexibility to shape your personal study programme. The MSc Biology has two tracks that prepare you either for a career in scientific research (in academia or a company R&D department, for example), or for a societal career in policy, business, or consultancy. The research-oriented option is the Integrative Biology track. This track contains substantial individual research projects, in which you learn in practice how to conduct scientific research from start to finish. You will develop skills such as exploring scientific literature, formulating hypotheses, designing and performing field or lab experiments executing computational analyses, and presenting your research results. Before starting your research projects, you have developed in-depth knowledge in your chosen area of specialization, by choosing one of the available Integrative Biology specialization profiles,




Master of Science


2 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 24,200

€ 19,900


Application requirements

BEFORE YOU APPLY Make sure to visit 'MSc Application Procedure' at for all the necessary information about the procedure and admission 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. Information about admission possibilities and requirements for students from a Dutch HBO institute is published on:

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 24,200
€ 19,900
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 1 May '24 1 May '24
1 Sep '25 1 May '25 1 May '25
1 Sep '26 1 May '26 1 May '26


You can check if you're eligible for scholarships that apply to this course.

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StuNed Scholarship Programme

StuNed Scholarships for master studies, short courses and customised training programmes are available for Indonesian professionals with at least 2 years' work experience in a development-related organisation.


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9712 GL Groningen
050 363 9011

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