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Biological Sciences - Freshwater and Marine Biology

M.Sc.
24 months
Duration
15510 EUR/year
2143 EUR/year
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About

In the two-year Biological Sciences - Freshwater and Marine Biology from the University of Amsterdam you will immerse yourself in research ranging from tropical marine biology to the ecology of wetlands ecosystems. 

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Overview

Water covers about 70% of our planet and sets it apart from every other planet we know. Water plays an important role in the global climate and is a source of food, minerals, energy and recreation. Aquatic ecosystems teem with organisms, ranging from tiny phytoplankton and zooplankton to coral, fish, and whales. Unfortunately, aquatic ecosystems are also used as ‘dumping grounds' for much of society's waste and are profoundly affected by global change.

Is Biological Sciences - Freshwater and Marine Biology from University of Amsterdam the study for you?

It is, if you: 

  • have a solid background in biology;
  • are eager to expand your knowledge and skills in freshwater or marine ecosystems;
  • want to learn to address issues of global interest;
  • are looking for the freedom to compile your own programme;
  • want the advantages of a small-scale programme, where students and staff all know each other and you have the opportunity to become part of the national and international research network of the staff. 

What does Freshwater & Marine Biology have to offer me?

The Netherlands is a world leader in water management and aquatic research. The track Freshwater and Marine Biology applies this expertise to its investigation of lake, river, sea and ocean ecosystems. It is unique in the Netherlands in that it devotes attention to both freshwater and marine ecosystems and integrates the scientific disciplines relevant to aquatic ecosystems.

Programme Structure

The following research areas are offered at the University of Amsterdam:

  • Aquatic Ecology and Ecotoxicology
  • Aquatic Microbiology
  • Marine Microbiology
  • Tropical Marine Biology
  • Theoretical Ecology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
92
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be eligible for the track Ecology and Evolution of the Master's programme Biological Sciences, you must hold a Bachelor's degree in Biology, or its equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15510 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15510 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

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