Study programme

Environmental Biology is a two-year Master’s programme (120 EC). EC stands for European Credits, where 1 EC equals 28 hours of work.

Curriculum

The programme offers 4 tracks, all focusing on a different field within Environmental Biology. When applying for the programme you must indicate the track of your preference. Your choice determines which courses you will take and the type of research you will be involved in. 

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The curriculum consists of the following six components (with specified credits), covering both practical research training and advanced theoretical education.

Courses

The course list of this programme consists of compulsory courses (dependent on your track choice) and elective courses.View the course list to get a good impression of the options (rather than an exhaustive or definite overview).    

Educational methods

Educational methods include, but are not limited to:

  • Internships
  • Lectures
  • Seminars

Examinations

Examinations include, but are not limited to:

  • Research report
  • Presentations 
  • Assignments 

Extra opportunities

Utrecht University offers several honours programmes for students looking for an extra challenge. Honours education is followed on top of your regular Master’s programme and goes beyond the regular curriculum. Honours programmes are available at both faculty and interdisciplinary level and allow you to go deeper into subjects or work on projects that transcend your own discipline.

Read more about the honours programmes