Biological Resources, M.Sc. | Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences | Kleve, Germany
18 months
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The primary goal of Biological Resources M.Sc. offered by Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences is to enhance your understanding of soil, plant, animal and marine resources and inspire you, as a sustainability specialist, to devise new ways to make use of these resources, thus supporting the development of a bio-based economy. 


The world’s natural resources are limited and slowly being depleted, resulting in a growing demand for skilled specialists who can contribute to the repurposing of existing resources and the discovery of new ones. 

Over the course of your the Biological Resources M.Sc. offered by Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, you will acquire the expertise needed to recognise and utilise biological resources in terms of their economic potential, while also taking into consideration critical ecological and social constraints.

The degree programme combines the advanced study of the natural sciences with relevant interdisciplinary subjects such as engineering and socio-economics to impart to you the knowledge and the critical eye to evaluate the future potential of certain biological resources in a scientific manner. This expertise is crucial in countless real-world applications, for example in the development of ‘bio-based products’ such as bioenergy, biopackaging, bioplastic or new sources of food, to name a few.

Career Paths

Biological Resources M.Sc. places particular emphasis on acting as an interface to the bio-based economy. Close research cooperation with many companies in the Lower Rhine region affords you the unique chance to acquire valuable practical experience within the bioeconomy during your studies.

Graduates are skilled specialists qualified for a broad range of careers in:

  • Consultancy positions for government authorities, agencies and/or non-governmental organisations (NGOs), e.g. environmental protection agencies or related organisations
  • Key positions as a sustainability officer or natural conservation officer at national and multinational companies and organisations
  • Research and development positions in industry or at universities

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Biological Resource Value Chains and Sustainability Management
  • Marine Bioresources
  • Use of Diversity in a Changing World
  • Entrepreneurship and Business Management
  • Innovation Management
  • Module from any Master Study Course at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A professionally qualifying first degree in the same or a related field to the desired master’s degree programme (required by § 49 section 7 of the Higher Education Act NRW(Hochschulgesetz));
  • The final cumulative grade for the professionally qualifying first degree must meet the minimum grade requirement set for the desired programme
  • English language certificate

Tuition Fee

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Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences does not charge any tuition. Students are obliged to pay an enrolment fee for each new semester: €321.32

Living costs for Kleve

630 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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