Master of Science Degree in Biology in Netherlands

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The Master of Science provides an opportunity for graduates to obtain advanced research skills and knowledge in a professional learning environment. A Master of Science (MS) degree can provide you with the foundation of knowledge and key competencies you'll need throughout your career

Biology is the study of all living things and how they convert and consume energy in order to survive and maintain stability. Areas of biological study are classified by organism type and complexity as well as the method of study.

The people, language, and culture of the Netherlands is referred to as "Dutch". A modern European country today, Netherlands preserved its highly international character and is known for its liberal mentality. The Netherlands has many universities. The country has recently converted their own titles into the bachelor/master system. There are two types of universities: Academic (focussing more on theoretical knowledge, aka "Universiteit") or Applied Sciences (focussing more on practical knowledge, aka "Hogeschool")

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Master in Systems Biology

Maastricht University, Faculty of Science and Engineering
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Maastricht

Do you want to better understand the underlying mechanisms of life? Would you like know more about how you can use biology and mathematics to gain deeper insight into the evolution of animals and plants, the development of diseases and the possibly the development of new therapies? Then Systems Biology is the right programme for you! This programme will give you the knowledge and practical skills necessary to unravel the complexity of these systems and use it for academic, industrial and societal progress. After you’ve graduated, your ability to unify life sciences and mathematics will make you a great candidate for a career in medical research, drug development and biotechnology. [+]

Do you want to better understand the underlying mechanisms of life? Would you like know more about how you can use biology and mathematics to gain deeper insight into the evolution of animals and plants, the development of diseases and the possibly the development of new therapies? Then Systems Biology is the right programme for you!

Systems Biology will become the mainstream in biological sciences this century. It can be used to systematically gather knowledge at all levels, from molecules to entire ecosystems and its integration into quantitative (computer) models. These models make an accurate simulation of biological processes possible.

This programme will give you the knowledge and practical skills necessary to unravel the complexity of these systems and use it for academic, industrial and societal progress. After you’ve graduated, your ability to unify life sciences and mathematics will make you a great candidate for a career in medical research, drug development and biotechnology.... [-]


MSc in Science

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Nijmegen

The programme is at the interface of biology, chemistry and physics to discover the secrets behind the man, molecules and materials. [+]

As a Master’s student in our Science programme, you will find yourself at the interface of biology, chemistry and physics as you work to discover the secrets behind the man, molecule and materials.

Programme

The programme offers you considerable freedom to follow your own interests. At the start of the programme you will select one study area from the following options:

Chemistry for Life Medical Epigenomics Molecular Chemistry Neuroscience Particle and Astrophysics Physics of Molecules and Materials Science in Society Science, Management and Innovation.

Within the area, you can choose from several specialisations ranging from material science to neural networks and from neurobiology to organic chemistry and nanoscience.... [-]


MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience (Research)

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Nijmegen

The Cognitive Neuroscience Master’s programme at Radboud University is unique in the world because of its multidisciplinary approach. Psychologists, physicists, biologists, mathematicians, linguists and medical professionals work side by side. [+]

How do we learn a language? How do we recognise faces? And how do we remember things? The human brain is fascinating and much still has to be discovered about it. This is why Cognitive Neuroscience has been called the discipline of the future. A discipline which - thanks to new brain imaging techniques - has made enormous progress. If you want to be in the front line of scientific research then Radboud University is the place to be. A concentration of top scientists from all over the world, combined with state-of-the-art technology, has resulted in an environment in which the brain is revealing its secrets.

Unique approach

The Cognitive Neuroscience Master’s programme at the Radboud University is unique in the world because of its multidisciplinary approach. Psychologists, physicists, biologists, mathematicians, linguists and medical professionals work side by side. It is precisely here – at the interface between disciplines – that discoveries are made that lead to new insights. This is the secret of our success and the reason for our excellent international reputation.... [-]


MSc in Biology

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Nijmegen

How do humans, animals and plants adapt to their environment? This question is central in the Radboud University Master’s programme in Biology. [+]

How do humans, animals and plants adapt to their environment? This question is central in the Radboud University Master’s programme in Biology. The biologists at the University are just as aware of the larger whole – the ecosystems, river courses and populations – as they are of smaller building blocks such as cells, genes and pollen. In this way, they are able to reveal nature’s fundamental mechanisms. Our top scientists will take you with them on their voyage of discovery.

Specialisations

The programme offers six specialisations:

Adaptive organisms Communities and Ecosystems Microbiology Water and Environment Double Degree programme in Transnational ecosystem-based Water Management Science in Society Science, Management and Innovation Experts ... [-]

Master in Marine Sciences

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

As part of your two-year Master’s programme in Marine Sciences, you will learn how marine systems and processes operate naturally – and how they change through human intervention. The programme offers multidisciplinary cutting-edge information in this rapidly developing field. [+]

Contribute To The Sustainable Use Of Sea And Ocean Resources

Seas and oceans play an important role in our day-to-day lives, and over 65% of the world’s population lives or works in coastal areas. Vital for our economy and health – as well as for climate, food, and biodiversity – seas and oceans have immense societal significance. However, the oceans are changing rapidly as human-induced pollution and CO2 emissions lead to global warming and ocean acidification. The impact on organisms, ocean chemistry, and currents on short to long timescales is uncertain, affecting both business and policymaking. As part of your two-year Master’s programme in Marine Sciences, you will learn how marine systems and processes operate naturally – and how they change through human intervention. The programme offers multidisciplinary cutting-edge information in this rapidly developing field.... [-]


MSc in Biology

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 24 months February 2019 Netherlands Groningen

Would you like a tailor-made programme in Biology? Or do you like to design your programme at the crossroad of different Biology domains? If so, Biology in Groningen is your Master's programme. [+]

Would you like a tailor-made programme in Biology? Or do you like to design your programme at the crossroad of different Biology domains? If so, Biology in Groningen is your Master's programme.

Students with a broad interest in biology are able to design a tailor-made programme under the guidance of a staff member who will coach the student throughout their master's programme. Nowadays the most exciting discoveries are often made using a multidisciplinary approach. As a student, you will be closely involved with our research, which is organised within the internationally recognized Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences (GELIFES). We offer research in a unique diversity of Biological areas. As a student, you are offered the opportunity to combine different areas of biology - such as Ecology and Evolution, Marine Biology, Neurosciences, Biomedical Sciences, and Molecular Biology - in their Master's degree programme.... [-]


MSc in Marine Biology

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 24 months September 2019 Netherlands Groningen

The two-year Master's degree programme in Marine Biology focuses on life in our planet's seas and oceans. Whether you are interested in biological oceanography, conservation of marine mammals, or coastal marine ecology, there are plenty of opportunities: you can design your own study programme to fit your personal preferences. [+]

Introduction

How does increasing temperatures affect whales and seals? How does overfishing influence marine food-webs? How do we restore and protect the Wadden Sea?

The two-year Master's degree programme in Marine Biology focuses on life in our planet's seas and oceans. Whether you are interested in biological oceanography, conservation of marine mammals, or coastal marine ecology, there are plenty of opportunities: you can design your own study programme to fit your personal preferences.

Our flexible Master's degree programme is open for all students with a bachelor in biology. It includes a number of newly developed master courses which are jointly taught by several research groups in Marine Biology at the University of Groningen and in close co-operation with the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (Texel, Yerseke). The programme is strongly research oriented. You will conduct research under the supervision of experienced scientists. We offer you the experience of working on projects all over the world. For example, our students have studied fish behaviour in Lake Victoria, east-central Africa.... [-]


MSc in Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences (research)

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 24 months September 2019 Netherlands Groningen

Are you interested in the basis of consciousness, the mechanisms of learning or the genetics of behaviour? In this programme, you study the brain, cognition and behaviour from different perspectives. [+]

Are you interested in the basis of consciousness, the mechanisms of learning or the genetics of behaviour? In this programme, you study the brain, cognition and behaviour from different perspectives.

The main focus of this Research Master is to train students to become independent researchers. For this purpose, a large proportion of the programme is devoted to two research projects in which the students are embedded in successful research groups to conduct their own research.

The programme offers three tracks:

Animal and Human Behaviour (B-track); Cognitive Neuroscience and Cognitive Modelling (C-track); Molecular and Clinical Neuroscience (N-track).

You will become an expert in one of these fields. However, because of the integrated courses and links between these tracks, you will also get a unique and truly multi-disciplinary training. The BCN Research Master is one of the best Neuroscience MSc programmes of the Netherlands (Keuzegids Masters 2015/Dutch Higher Education Guide 2015).... [-]


MSc Biology

Leiden University
Campus Full time 2 years February 2019 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 1 more

The Master specialisation Animal Biology and Disease Models offers a research-oriented education in animal biology with a strong focus on the generation of fundamental scientific knowledge that can lead to the improvement of human health. [+]

The MSc Biology programme is a collaboration between the Institute of Biology Leiden, Naturalis Biodiversity Center and the Institute of Environmental Sciences, giving the programme a broad and diverse scope.

What does this master's programme entail?

The knowledge that you acquire during this programme supplies an important contribution to the overall understanding of life and has a great value to the society. For example, with your knowledge about DNA, you’re able to work on topics, such as upscaling the agricultural yields and developing new antibiotics by the means of fungi and bacteria. The programme offers four research specialisations, which optionally can be combined with a specialisation in communication, education or business.... [-]


Master of Science in Psychology: Brain & Cognition in Society

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

Apply knowledge from the field of Brain and Cognitive Sciences to answer important societal questions. Students learn to set up applied experiments, and to translate empirical findings into practical advice. [+]

Apply knowledge from the field of Brain and Cognitive Sciences to answer important societal questions. Students learn to set up applied experiments, and to translate empirical findings into practical advice.

The brain and mind

Society's interest in the brain and mind has exploded in recent years. This is due in part to increased scientific knowledge about the relationship between cognitive functions, like attention and memory, and performance in every-day life, as well as to technological advances that have provided unprecedented insight into the brain’s workings and new methods that allow continuous monitoring of behavior or cognitive and bodily functions (e.g., internet, wearables, smartphone apps). The primary focus in the curriculum of the master track Brain and Cognition in Society is on how theoretical and methodological knowledge from the field of brain and cognition can contribute to answering societal questions.... [-]


Master of Science in Business Economics (Neuroeconomics)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The goal of this master's track is to provide insights into recent scientific advances in the field of Neuroeconomics and identify current societal challenges that can benefit from the insights gained by understanding the neurobiological basis of social and economic decision making and the emotional and cognitive processes that support choice. [+]

The goal of this master's track is to provide insights into recent scientific advances in the field of Neuroeconomics and identify current societal challenges that can benefit from the insights gained by understanding the neurobiological basis of social and economic decision making and the emotional and cognitive processes that support choice. Interdisciplinary fields, such as Neuroeconomics, enable researchers to approach scientific questions from a broader perspective and thereby offer unique advantages that enrich the scientific process by offering multiple levels of analysis. However, this opportunity comes with a specific challenge: understanding the different research methods and theoretical perspectives used across disciplines. To enable students to bridge the disciplines that together compose Neuroeconomics, in-depth training will be provided in Economics, Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology.... [-]


Master of Science in Biological Sciences

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 24 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

Biological Sciences at the UvA is a challenging Master's programme with world-renowned research on plant and animal species and the ecosystems to which they belong. It invites you to explore the options to sustainably use and protect the earth’s biodiversity. Your Master’s diploma qualifies for excellent positions both in- and outside the academia, anywhere in the world. [+]

Biological Sciences at the UvA is a challenging Master's programme with world-renowned research on plant and animal species and the ecosystems to which they belong. It invites you to explore the options to sustainably use and protect the earth’s biodiversity. Your Master’s diploma qualifies for excellent positions both in- and outside the academia, anywhere in the world.

The Master's programme in Biological Sciences at the UvA offers specialised tracks in:

Ecology and Evolution

For expert training in biodiversity science choose the Ecology and Evolution track and become a specialist in topics such as origin and evolution of species, modelling community dynamics, biodiversity change at global and geological time scales (bird migration, the effect of climate change), urban ecology and wildlife conservation.... [-]


Master of Science in Biological Sciences (Freshwater and Marine Biology)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 24 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

Water covers about 70% of our planet and sets it apart from every other planet we know. Water plays an important role in the global climate and is a source of food, minerals, energy and recreation. Aquatic ecosystems teem with organisms, ranging from tiny phytoplankton and zooplankton to coral, fish, and whales. Unfortunately, aquatic ecosystems are also used as ‘dumping grounds' for much of society's waste and are profoundly affected by global change. In the two-year track Freshwater & Marine Biology in the Master’s programme Biological Sciences you will immerse yourself in research ranging from tropical marine biology to the ecology of wetlands ecosystems. [+]

Water covers about 70% of our planet and sets it apart from every other planet we know. Water plays an important role in the global climate and is a source of food, minerals, energy and recreation. Aquatic ecosystems teem with organisms, ranging from tiny phytoplankton and zooplankton to coral, fish, and whales. Unfortunately, aquatic ecosystems are also used as ‘dumping grounds' for much of society's waste and are profoundly affected by global change. In the two-year track Freshwater & Marine Biology in the Master’s programme Biological Sciences you will immerse yourself in research ranging from tropical marine biology to the ecology of wetlands ecosystems.

Freshwater & Marine Biology at the UvA is the study for you, if you have a solid background in biology are eager to expand your knowledge and skills in freshwater or marine ecosystems want to learn to address issues of global interest are looking for the freedom to compile your own programme want the advantages of a small-scale programme, where students and staff all know each other and you have the opportunity to become part of the national and international research network of the staff. What does Freshwater & Marine Biology at the UvA have to offer me? ... [-]

Master of Science in Brain and Cognitive Sciences

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 24 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master's programme aims to train students to become experts in their specific subfield of the Brain and Cognitive Sciences but with a clear understanding and appreciation of the contribution made by the other subfields. All students complete a core curriculum next to their chosen direction within the Research Master's programme in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. The core curriculum of this programme integrates various perspectives from within the discipline and includes a weekly journal club and an annual summer school, both of which focus on cutting-edge topics in an intensively interdisciplinary setting. [+]

The Master's programme aims to train students to become experts in their specific subfield of the Brain and Cognitive Sciences but with a clear understanding and appreciation of the contribution made by the other subfields. All students complete a core curriculum next to their chosen direction within the Research Master's programme in Brain and Cognitive Sciences. The core curriculum of this programme integrates various perspectives from within the discipline and includes a weekly journal club and an annual summer school, both of which focus on cutting-edge topics in an intensively interdisciplinary setting.

Disciplinary quality and interdisciplinary insights

The goal is to provide a programme that is equal in disciplinary quality to monodisciplinary programmes but in addition trains you to be aware of and understand the separate contributions and research methods of the large number of disciplines that contribute to the field of cognition and thus not suffer the inadequacies of monodisciplines. This enables you to reflect on, interpret and answer complex questions arising in science nowadays and that arise in our modern society. Interdisciplinary thinking cannot be learned from a book but is a skill which develops from the learning process of combining insights of more than one discipline that can lead to new insights.... [-]


Master of Science in Biological Sciences (General Biology)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 24 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The two-year track General Biology in the Master’s programme Biological Sciences is designed for students who do not wish to restrict their focus to one subject in the field of biology. Your study may cover topics such as the molecular mechanisms of a virus or the population dynamics of African elephants. [+]

The two-year track General Biology in the Master’s programme Biological Sciences is designed for students who do not wish to restrict their focus to one subject in the field of biology. Your study may cover topics such as the molecular mechanisms of a virus or the population dynamics of African elephants.

Is General Biology at the UvA the study for you?

It is, if you:

have a solid background in biology plan to work in areas where a broad knowledge of biology will be useful want to learn to address issues of global interest are looking specifically for much freedom to compile your own programme want the advantages of a small-scale programme, where students and staff all know each other. What does General Biology at the UvA have to offer me? ... [-]