Studyportals
M.Sc. On Campus

Biological Sciences - Freshwater and Marine Biology

University of Amsterdam

24 months
Duration
16060 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
Unknown
Tuition fee
Unknown
Apply date
Unknown
Start date

About

Aquatic ecosystems teem with organisms, ranging from tiny phytoplankton and zooplankton to fish and whales. Unfortunately, aquatic ecosystems are also used as ‘dumping grounds' for much of society's waste and are affected by global change. In the Biological Sciences - Freshwater and Marine Biology programme of the University of Amsterdam these topics are investigated from different perspectives.

Overview

Discover the Master’s tracks

The Master's programme Biological sciences offers specialisations in 4 tracks. Freshwater & Marine Biology is one of them. The other tracks are: 

  • Ecology and Evolution 
  • General Biology 
  • Green Life Sciences 

The study programme 

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

After graduation 

Graduates of the Master's programme in Freshwater & Marine Biology have had an excellent research training that allows them to pursue their PhD. But they can also pursue a career in a different workfield.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advances in Aquatic Sciences
  • Research Project Biological Sciences
  • Microbial Ecology
  • Benthic Ecosystems
  • Biological Oceanography
  • Coral Reef Ecology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants should hold

  • a Dutch Bachelor of Science degree or its equivalent in Biology. A Bachelor course in Aquatic Ecology and/or Marine Biology is required for all students. Students without such a Bachelor course can follow a self-tuition course combined with an intake interview before entry into the Master's programme.
  • a Bachelor degree in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Biomedical Sciences, Psychobiology or Future Planet Studies. These programmes may also qualify, but your suitability and knowledge will be assessed prior to admission. In case of deficiencies, following a pre-Master's programme of Bachelor courses might be necessary. An interview may be part of the procedure.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    16060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16060 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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.

Our partners

Biological Sciences - Freshwater and Marine Biology
-
University of Amsterdam

Wishlist

Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!