Biology is a fundamental scientific discipline focusing on formulating and testing hypotheses through observations and experiments in the lab or the field. As a Biology student, you will actively participate in state-of the-art research performed at the Department of Biology.
The teaching is supported by the staff and expertise of the research groups. In the specialisation “Biodiversity: Conservation and Restoration”, emphasis lies on the global biodiversity crisis, one of the key elements of global change.
Links with society, for example, biodiversity policy, legislation and international treaties, will also be highlighted. Students will undertake an internship with an external organisation involved in conservation/restoration.
The Master programme in Biology - specialisation Biodiversity, Conservation and Restoration at the University of Antwerp comprises of 120 credits (or study points, sp), to be acquired over a two year period. Per year you register for 60 credits (deviations between 54 and 66 are possible). English is the teaching language for all courses in the specialisation “Biodiversity: Conservation and Restoration”. The entire first semester, and also the main part of the second semester, of the first master year consists of compulsory courses. During the first semester students decide which optional courses they will take, and they also decide about their Master project subject and Conservation internship. These components of the programme are largely undertaken in the second master year.
The value of biodiversity to society means that expertise/specialist knowledge in conservation and restoration is a much sought asset. As a specialist in conservation and restoration, you will analyse policy and influence decision-making in the field of biodiversity protection. Research offers another career opportunity in Belgium and also abroad.
All study programmes at the University of Antwerp received accredidation from NVAO (Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Organisation).
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Programme StructureCourses Included:
- Plant Ecology
- Geografic information systems
- Ecology of populations and communities
- Landscape ecology
- Conservation biogeography
- Habitat conservation
- Conservation and society
- Conservation genetics
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesBiology Biodiversity & Conservation View 3 other Masters in Biodiversity & Conservation in Belgium
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- To be eligible for the Master programme in Biology, specialisation 'Biodiversity: Conservation and Restoration', a student should have a strong scientific background including basic knowledge of mathematics, physics, and inorganic and organic chemistry. Knowledge of the basic principles of statistics is crucial.
- The programme is taught in English and candidates must be proficient in this language.
International5800 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5800 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA962 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 962 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Antwerpen
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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