Explore Life From Genes To Ecosystems
In the Environmental Biology programme at Utrecht University , you study the fundamental life processes of plants, animals and microbes. The interdisciplinary course content also offers you the chance to examine ecology, biology and animal behavior from an evolutionary perspective.
Within the Environmental Biology Master, you can select a specialised track:
- Plant Biology
- Fungal Biology
- Ecology and Natural Resource Management
- Behavioural Ecology
A significant proportion of Environmental Biology Master’s students continue on to PhD studies. Utrecht University provides ample opportunities for PhD research, such as the PhD programme in Environmental Biology. However, there are also excellent opportunities to perform your PhD research elsewhere in the Netherlands or abroad.
Accredited by the NVAO - Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders.
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Sustainable Development Goals
Management of Natural Resources in Context
Ecology of Natural Resources
Applied Plant Biology
Sustainable Development Goals
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesBiology Microbiology Environmental Sciences View 69 other Masters in Biology in Netherlands
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A relevant bachelor degree
Bachelor programmes that most likely meet the requirements are:
- Biomedical Sciences, with a minor matching the specific knowledge requirements
- Life sciences
- Other relevant science programme
- Basic knowledge in the field of Biology (minimum level 1 bachelor)
- Sufficient knowledge in biostatistics
- In depth knowledge (level 3 bachelor), insight and mastery of methods and techniques in ecology (track Ecology & natural resources management), plant physiology or molecular aspects of plant biology (track Plant biology), microbiology (track Fungal biology) and/or behavioural biology (track Behavioural ecology).
- A good match with the programme as a whole: based on your interest and eligibility (eg: clear motivation and relevant previous education) for all indicated tracks.
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International21736 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21736 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2314 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Utrecht
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.