In the two-year track Freshwater and Marine Biology in the Master’s programme Biological Sciences you will immerse yourself in research ranging from tropical marine biology to the ecology of wetlands ecosystems. The programme's curriculum covers a variety of topics in different disciplines, including algal blooms, hydrodynamics and phytoplankton, effects of climate change, water management, benthic ecology, microfilms, coral bleaching, natural products in sponges and aquatic ecotoxicology.
The entry requirements and the application procedure for this Master’s track depend on whether you have completed your prior education in the Netherlands or abroad.
Up to, but no more than, 110 students are admitted to the Master’s programme as a whole. If more than the maximum number of candidates are found suitable, candidates will be selected on (in random order):
All tracks of the Master's programme Biological Sciences are offered as a full-time programme. Due to the nature of the study programme, it isn’t possible to study in part-time.
The application process and the deadline depend on whether you have completed your prior education in the Netherlands or abroad. We strongly recommend to start the application procedure at least a week before the deadline. Getting all your documents ready and going through the process will take several days.