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Explore life from genes to ecosystems

Plants, animals, and microbes all play a key role in the sustainability of life on Earth. The Master's programme in Environmental Biology offers you the opportunity to explore different organisational levels of life – from genes, cells, and organisms to populations and entire ecosystems. 

In this programme, you will study the fundamental life processes of plants and microbes. The interdisciplinary course content also offers you the chance to examine animal behaviour from an ecological and evolutionary perspective.

Tracks

Within the Environmental Biology Master, you can select a specialised track from the following: 

Tailor-made study plan

Alternatively, you can develop an individualised curriculum suited to your unique interests. We offer you considerable flexibility in choosing specific subfields or topics within Environmental Biology. See the study programme and courses page

I started studying biology because I liked animals, but finding out everything that goes on in plants turned out to be more interesting.
Adriaan Verhage
Environmental Biology

Summary

Degree: This Master's programme is officially registered under its name in the Central Register of Higher Education Study Programmes
  • Title: MSc
  • Master's degree in: Biologische Wetenschappen
  • Programme: Environmental Biology
Accreditation:
Accredited by the NVAO
Croho code:
60293
Language of instruction:
English
Part- or full-time status:
Full-time
Duration:
2 years
Credits: 60 credits equals one year full-time study load (European Credit Transfer System, ECTS)
120
Start of studies:
  • February
  • September
When to apply:

Check the deadline that applies to you

Tuition fees:
Faculty:
Science
Graduate school:
Life Sciences