The Master's programme in Biomedical Sciences is a two-year programme taught completely in English. The programme focuses on the interface between Biology and Medical Sciences. Students in the programme may choose from a range of tracks in which to specialise, most of which are of an interdisciplinary nature and related to fields such as chemistry, computer science, psychology and even linguistics or philosophy. This programme is of interest not only to students with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences, but also - depending on their specialisation - students from other fields. Studying Biomedical Sciences at the University of Amsterdam
The Master's programme in Biomedical Sciences is closely affiliated with the University of Amsterdam Academic Medical Center (AMC-UvA) and the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS). The programme also cooperates with various institutes both within and outside the UvA, including the Dutch Cancer Institute. Tracks
The Master's programme in Biomedical Sciences offers four tracks:
Immunology Medical Biochemistry Medical Biology Oncology
Focus on research: molecular biologist Frans Klis
Frans Klis offers an apology as he opens a PowerPoint presentation to illustrate his research with a few pictures. ‘We'll skip the worst of these, he says, clicking past photographs of a white tongue, a red baby bottom and severely infected fingernails. All fungal infections, and mainly caused by Candida albicans, the subject of Klis' research.
Students choose one of the four tracks based on their specific interests and work toward a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences.
Accreditation and degree
The Master's programme in Biomedical Sciences has been legally accredited by the Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). This means that upon successful completion of the programme, students will receive a legally accredited Master's degree in Biomedical Sciences and the title of Master of Science (MSc).
Applicants for the MSc in Medical Biology must hold a Dutch Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences or Neuroscience.
Recipient: University of Amsterdam
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