Research course (will run subject to approval)


University of Groningen · University of Groningen
MSc by research

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree in Biology or relevant field. If you prefer the specialization Behavioural and Neurosciences you need to show your degree contains enough courses relevant to this field.This is merely an indication of required background knowledge. The admissions board determines whether the specific contents of this/these course(s) meet the admission requirements of the master programme for which you applied.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

Would you like a tailor-made programme in Biology? Or do you like to design your programme at the interface of different Biology domains? Then Biology in Groningen is the Master's programme for you.

Students with a broad interest in biology are able to design a tailor-made programme under the supervision of a staff member who will coach the student during the two years. Because many exciting discoveries have been made using the multidisciplinary approach, students are encouraged to combine insights and techniques from different domains within the biological sciences. Students are therefore offered the unique opportunity to combine different area of biology - such as as Ecology, Marine Biology, Biomedical Sciences and Molecular Biology - in their master's programme.

Specialization Behavioural and Neurosciences
In addition, the programme also offers you the possibility to specialize in a combination of two specific terrains of expertise in biology: Behavioural and Neurosciences. This specialization focuses on the factors that affect behaviour in humans and animals. Both internal factors, such as the functioning of the brain and the excretion of hormones in the blood, as well as external factors,like growth conditions, are closely studied.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
€13,600 (non-EU/EEA students)

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Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Science Masters