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?
The Master’s track General Biology allows you to create your own specific study path within the field of biology. You are free to select your courses from the other tracks in the Biological Sciences Master's programme, related programmes at the University of Amsterdam or even other universities, provided the focus of your study is on Biology.
The programme offers the freedom to combine courses of all biological masters of the University of Amsterdam and other universities in consultation with the examination committee. This gives you the opportunity to create your own specific study path.
The greater part of the programme consists of research practicals. Students may choose to carry out their research at one of the research institutes associated with the programme such as Sanquin Blood Supply Foundation, the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) or the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO). Students may also choose to take courses in other subjects within or outside the field of biology, and may also do a ‘minor' in a subject outside their discipline.
Graduates of the Master's programme in General Biology are qualified to obtain PhD or research positions at the UvA and at other universities, academic institutes and international research organisations.
Alternatively, graduates are qualified for careers in management and research within the industry, commercial business, the public service, governmental agencies and education. Career opportunities are not necessarily limited to the field of study; graduates of this programme also work in industrial laboratories, the biotechnological and pharmaceutical industry, journalism, science-oriented non-profit organisations, banks, software companies and consultancy firms.
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Last updated October 16, 2018