Biology specialisation Biodiversity, Conservation and Restoration

University of Antwerp

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
5800 EUR/year
947 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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As a Biology - Biodiversity: Conservation and Restoration student at University of Antwerp, you will thus be actively involved in ongoing research in the various internationally oriented research groups of the department of Biology, whatever the specialisation you choose.


Likewise, the teaching in each of these specialisations is supported by the staff and expertise of these research groups. In the specialization “Biodiversity: conservation and restoration”, emphasis lies on the global biodiversity crisis, one of the key elements of global change.The Biology - Biodiversity: Conservation and Restoration program is offered at University of Antwerp.

You acquire insight into the causes and consequences of the current woldwide loss of plant and animal species, and into the theory and practice of managing endangered species and the conservation and restoration of habitats. Linkages with society, for example, biodiversity policy, legislation and international treaties, will also be highlighted. Students will undertake an internship with an external organization involved in conservation/restoration.

Your future

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).

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Plant Ecology
  • Biostatistics
  • Geografic information systems (GIS)
  • Ecology of populations and communities
  • Landscape ecology
  • Conservation biogeography
  • Habitat conservation
  • Conservation and society
  • Conservation genetics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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.
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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    5800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5800 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    947 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 947 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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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Biology specialisation Biodiversity, Conservation and Restoration
University of Antwerp


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