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Systems Biology


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Would you like to learn how scientists can combine mathematics, biology and data science to tackle human health challenges? Then start the master's programme in Systems Biology.

The field of systems biology is at the heart of modern biology and health research. It is dedicated to understanding the dynamic interactions between all the components of a living system. Just think of the interplay between, for example, our genes, proteins, cells and their environment. Systems biology connects all these factors through modelling, simulating and predicting biological processes in both health and disease - or to personalise medicine.

The MSc Systems Biology provides you with the necessary knowledge about the cornerstones of this field of study: mathematics and biology. You will learn to model biological systems in order to understand their functions, predict their behaviour and plan new, valuable experiments. Cutting-edge research in molecular imaging, neurobiology, cardiovascular diseases or cancer cannot be done without the aid of systems biologists. The MSc Systems Biology will fully prepare you to take on your expert role in these exciting and important sectors, driving advances in human biology and health. Our mission is to train interdisciplinary scientists who have a broad view of biological systems, with a focus on: biomedical and human healthcare applications. 




Master of Science


2 years

ECTS credits



Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 19,100

€ 19,100


Application requirements

The admissions interview

The interview is intended to find out whether there is a match between you and our master's programme. The interview is conducted in English by two members of the Board of Admissions and lasts approximately 30 minutes. The interview takes place via Zoom/Skype.

A motivation letter (max. 500 words)

Provide good arguments about why you want to do this master's programme at Maastricht University and why you believe that you can successfully complete the programme.

Language requirements

IELTS overall band
TOEFL paper based
TOEFL computer based
TOEFL internet based
Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English

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

Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 19,100
€ 19,100
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '25 1 Jun '25 1 May '25


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

Maastricht University High Potential Scholarship


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