SubjectBiology, Natural Sciences


Type of DegreeBSc

CostEUR 2,314

Cost non-EUEUR 14,000

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Is this programme for you?

You are interested in how living organisms work and you want to know more about how diseases like cancer develop. You are interested in mankind's influence on land and coastal ecosystems. The difference with biology at secondary school is that this degree programme involves more science: you will study more mathematics, physics and chemistry. If this sounds appealing to you, then our BSc in Biology will be the perfect choice for you.

How is climate change affecting marine life? What happens in the brain while you are asleep? Biologists aim to describe and explain biodiversity and make predictions on its future development. The stage of biology ranges from sub-molecular processes to ecosystems. Important, overlapping, fields of biology are heredity, (neuronal aspects of) behaviour, molecular biology, host-pathogen interactions, speciation and ecological interactions.

Why study Biology with the University of Groningen?

After the first semester, you will choose a specialisation among the following options: Integrative Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Ecology and Evolution, Behavioural and Neuroscience, or Molecular Life Sciences.

All your lecturers are involved in research in some way. Their research will help you become acquainted with the many new developments in the field of life sciences. 

The biomedical degree programmes have close ties with the University Medical Center Groningen. If you choose one of these programmes, you will spend a lot of time at the UMCG (especially for practicals).

Groningen also offers a unique Master's degree programme in Marine Biology.

How to apply

The minimum requirements for this programme are three A-levels to include Biology, Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry. At least two of these subjects must be at A-level, the others at AS-level.

Career opportunities

Researcher in a hospital, government policy officer, teacher in secondary or higher education, project leader in a nature organisation, PhD student at a university.

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