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Biological Sciences: Freshwater & Marine Biology (track)
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Meet & Ask recorded presentation Biological Sciences
In this presentation, recorded during the Meet & Ask in the Master’s Week in November, programme director Joost Duivenvoorden explains the structure of the programme. The individual track presentations in the break-out rooms weren’t recorded.
The Master's track Freshwater and Marine Biology at a glance
Track coordinator Petra Visser and student Phaedra Hernández explain what makes this Master's track unique.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does the study programme look like?

    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.

  • How many students are admitted to the programme?

    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):

    • Study programme
    • GPA score
    • Study progress Bachelor’s programme
    • Subject of Bachelor’s thesis
    • Motivation 
  • Can I study this programme in part-time?

    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.

Want to know more? Get in touch with our students


Phaedra Hernandez
Hi, my name is Phaedra and I’m a student in the Freshwater and Marine Biology track of Biological Sciences. Do you want to know what it’s like to study in Amsterdam? Send me your questions via Instagram.
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