Master's Biology

Do you want to understand living systems? Help preserve biodiversity, our environment or human and animal health? Then the master's Biology is the right fit for you.

Biological issues are at the forefront of technological advances in today’s society. They are central to global concerns about how we affect our environment, and how our environment affects us. It is a unique intellectual challenge to understand the complexity of biological systems at scales ranging from single molecules to whole ecosystems and from single generations to evolutionary timescales.

Master Biology

You will obtain a broad overview of the latest developments in the field, ranging from genes to ecosystems. You will learn to critically discuss and reflect on current scientific advances.

What makes the master's Biology unique?

  • You will learn about cutting edge research and techniques from teachers who are experts in the field
  • You can construct their own tailor made study programme, supported by study advisors
  • Attention for personal growth, development and skills training
  • Internationally oriented

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 the Biology programme to other master's programmes.


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

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Application and admission

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

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.

What moves me? Understanding living systems for preserving biodiversity.
Student Annemieke

Future career

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