Compare Biology to other Master’s Programmes
Studying Biology is about connecting the dots; from the interaction among molecules to the concerted action of ecology and evolution. The master's Biology study programme at Wageningen University offers you the knowledge and quality of 30 Biology Chair Groups so you can conduct both fundamental and applied research. For instance, you could study plants, animals and their natural enemies, the genetics and development-biology of plants, the adaptation capabilities of animals, the ecology of natural and agrarian ecosystems or microbic interactions and biological transformations. The master's Biology offers four specialisations:
Compare the master’s Biology with similar study programmes in the Netherlands
The master’s Biology (University of Amsterdam, VU University of Amsterdam, University of Groningen, Radboud University Nijmegen, Leiden University).
Each university offers their own specialisations. The master’s Biology study programme at Wageningen University differentiates itself through the vast amount of free-choice courses that it offers. This allows you to follow subjects provided by related study programmes, such as Forest and Nature Conservation, Aquaculture and Marine Resource Management, Animal Sciences, Plant Sciences or Plant Biotechnology. You are also encouraged to follow a part of your study programme in a foreign country as preparation for a successful international career. Compared with other universities, many of Wageningen’s graduates find employment abroad.
Biological Sciences (University of Amsterdam)
This master’s study programme offers four specialisations: ecology and evolution, general biology, green life sciences and limnology and oceanography.
Biology (University of Groningen)
This master’s offers you the choice to develop your own study programme from within the different domains of Biology, such as Ecology & Evolution, Biomedical Sciences or Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.
Biology (Radboud University Nijmegen)
This master’s study programme offers eight specialisations: Adaptive Organisms, Communities and Ecosystems, Microbiology, Transnational Ecosystem-based Water Management, Water and Environment, Science and Education, Science in Society and Science, Management and Innovation. Radboud University Nijmegen also offers the master’s Medical Biology, with specialisations in: Human Biology, Medical Epigenomics, Neurobiology, Science and Education, Science in Society and Science, Management and Innovation.
Biology (Leiden University)
This master’s study programme offers seven specialisations: Biodiversity and Sustainability, Biology and Education, Biology and Science Communication and Society, Biology and Business Studies, Evolutionary Biology, From Cells to Organisms, Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology.