Medical Biology

The master’s programme in Biomedical Sciences -Medical Biology focuses on the interface between Biology and Medical Sciences. It offers an interesting study for those who are fascinated by acquiring in-depth fundamental knowledge of the biochemical and molecular biological background of medical phenomena, and wish to specialize in one or multiple areas of this field of research.
Studying Medical Biology at the University of Amsterdam
Within Biomedical Sciences – Medical Biology, students can choose from five pre-defined specialisations:
  • Biochemistry and Metabolic Diseases
  • Cell Biology and Advanced Microscopy
  • Experimental Internal Medicine
  • Infection and Immunity
  • Oncology
Each of these programmes has field-specific compulsory courses and research projects. For students who do not want to restrict themselves to one subject there is, alternatively, a general Medical Biology track.
Amsterdam, a science-dense area
Biomedical Sciences at the UvA is closely affiliated with the University of Amsterdam Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA), the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS), the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI) and the Sanquin Blood Supply Foundation. This provides a unique and exciting science-dense area in which the strengths of the participating institutes are combined, from fundamental to applied research. The cooperation with these prominent institutes ensures students a broad range of expertises and excellent internship opportunities.