Master Biology

Do you want to learn about the complexity of biological systems ranging from single molecules to whole ecosystems? Or about subjects such as evolution, ecology, molecular evolution and biodiversity? The two-year Master of Science Biology programme at Wageningen University & Research offers you tailor-made programmes fitting your personal interests. This will allow you to become a specialist in your chosen field. A choice out of nine specialisations will chart the course of your biology studies here. Biological issues are at the forefront of the technological advance of modern society and play a central role in global concerns about how people and the environment influence each other.

  • Master Biology


Here you can find the general programme outline for Biology and more detailed information about courses, theses and internships.

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Within the programme Biology you can choose from the following specialisations to meet your personal interests.

  • Animal adaptation and behavioural biology
  • Bio-interactions
  • Molecular ecology
  • Conservation and systems ecology
  • Evolution and biodiversity
  • Health and disease
  • Marine biology
  • Molecular development and gene regulation
  • Plant adaptation

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Compare the Master

Read more about how the Master Biology is related to other programmes and what makes the Master Biology in Wageningen unique.

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Application and Admission

Interested in the programme Biology? Find out more about the specific admission requirements and application procedures.

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Future Career

Want to know more about possible careers after completing this programme? Here you can find stories of graduated biologists and a career booklet:

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Student experiences

The best way to get to know a place is by getting to know the people. Students share their experiences with you about Biology and student life in Wageningen.

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Meet us

Visiting Wageningen University & Research is the best way to meet students and experience student life. There are several activities your can attend: you can visit an open day or be a student for a day.

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