Facts & figures

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: Biosciences
  • Programme: Environmental Biology
Accreditation:
Accredited by the NVAO
Croho code:
68713
Part- or full-time status:
Full-time
Faculty:
Science
Graduate school:
Life Sciences
Language of instruction:
English
Duration:
2 years
Credits: 60 credits equals one year full-time study load (European Credit Transfer System, ECTS)
120
Tuition fees:
Start of studies:
  • September
  • February
Accessible for students with a degree from a Dutch University of Applied Sciences (Hogeschool):
Yes, under certain conditions
Short description:
The goal of this programme is to make you understand how plants, animals and microbes function and adapt to changing environments. Tracks: Plant Biology, Fungal Biology, Ecology & Natural Resources Management, Behavioural Ecology.
Tracks:
  • Plant Biology: Without plants, all higher life would cease
  • Fungal Biology: Key players in cycling the elements on Earth
  • Ecology & Natural Resource Management: Protect the Earth
  • Behavioural Ecology: Protect animals and their habitats
Internship possibility:
Yes, compulsory
Career outlook:
  • PhD student
  • Consultant at private or governmental organisations
  • Career in industry, plant breeding or biotechnology
  • Nature conservation and management
Number of students enrolled last year: Number of students enrolled in the year 2017-2018 (in September, fulltime and parttime)
35
Average time to graduation: Average duration of studies before graduation, rounded off to whole months (source:VSNU, 2017), n>30
Full time: 33 months