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Biology - specialisation Biodiversity, Conservation and Restoration

University of Antwerp

24 months
Duration
5800 EUR/year
962 EUR/year
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About

As a Biology - specialisation Biodiversity, Conservation and Restoration student at University of Antwerp, you acquire insight into the causes and consequences of the current worldwide loss of plant, animal and other species, and into the theory and practice of managing endangered species and the conservation and restoration of habitats.

Overview

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.

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.

Accreditation

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
  • Ecology of populations and communities
  • Landscape ecology
  • Conservation biogeography
  • Habitat conservation
  • Conservation and society
  • Conservation genetics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
6.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
79

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.
  • The programme is taught in English and candidates must be proficient in this language.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5800 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    962 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 962 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Antwerpen

787 - 1230 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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