Master's Biology

The master’s Biology is a two-year MSc programme. You can specialise in Cell and Molecular Biology; Organismal Adaptation and Development; Human and Animal Health Biology; Ecology and Biodiversity.

Master Biology

Programme Biology

Biological issues are at the forefront of technological advances in today’s society and are central to global concerns about how we affect, and are affected by our environment. Understanding the complexity of biological systems at scales ranging from single molecules to whole ecosystems and from single generations to evolutionary timescales, provides a unique intellectual challenge. Students taking the MSc Biology programme aim to understand living systems to help preserve biodiversity and our environment, and to maintain human and animal health and welfare. Students taking the MSc Biology programme obtain a broad overview of the latest developments in the field, ranging from genes to ecosystems. They learn to critically discuss and reflect on current scientific advances.

On the Programme of Biology page you can find the general outline of the programme and more detailed information about courses, theses and internships. You can also compare Biology to other master's programmes.


Within the master's programme you can choose one of the following specialisations to meet your personal interests.

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 the master's programme and student life in Wageningen on the page Student experiences.

Future career

What are your possibilities after graduating? Read more about Career perspectives and opportunities after finishing the programme.

Application and admission

Interested in taking part in the programme of Biology? Find out more about the specific Admission requirements and the application procedures.

Meet us

Get into personal contact with one of the representatives of Wageningen University & Research. Learn more about all the possibilities.

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