This unique Master in BOE, organised jointly by the University of Namur (UNamur) and the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), tackles modern issues in the biology of organisms and ecology, including both terrestrial and aquatic environments, subjects which have for a long time been studied separately.
Each of the different levels of biological integration (molecular, cellular, biochemical, physiological, behavioural, and population-, community- and ecosystem-based) is related to the others using state-of-the-art techniques (genomics, epigenetics, modelling, GIS, etc.).
The comparative approach can be used to investigate many diverse biological systems in the animal and plant kingdoms, as well as in micro-organisms, without focusing on just a limited number of model species.
You may choose
-› three modules from the following eight…
Conservation and restoration biology: Conservation of biodiversity – Biodiversity of terrestrial biomes – Ecology of restoration
Ecotoxicology: Applied ecotoxicology – Ecotoxicology – Ecotoxicology of populations, communities and ecosystems
Molecular ecology: Molecular ecology
Functional genomics and physiology: Proteomics and epigenetics – Evolutionary and adaptive physiology – Evolutionary genomics and transcriptomics
Spatial ecology: Landscape ecology – Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Ecology and the management of freshwater aquatic environments: Ecology of natural and disturbed aquatic environments – Freshwater biodiversity – Management of fishing and aquaculture resources
Applied ecology: Ecological applications – Phytosociology – Biological control
Ecology of interactions: Ecology of interactions – Behavioural ecology – Plant-environment interactions
-› …and one focus:
researcg: to master experimental approaches and written and oral scientific communication.
professional: to embark on an environment-related career.
teaching: to prepare to teach at upper secondary level.
Can I do a placement or my thesis abroad? The Master in BOE offers the possibility of a placement outside of a university or research centre (for example with a company, association, NGO, etc.) in Belgium or abroad.
You may also carry out part of your thesis abroad.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
For details of conditions for admission, please visit www.unamur.be/sciences/etudes-biologie/conditions-masterboe (in French only) or contact the registration service (‘service des inscriptions’).
If you have a degree from an institution outside of Belgium, you will need to complete and return the admissions request form (www.unamur.be/en/teaching/admission) before 31 August (30 April for students from outside the European Union).
For admission to the teaching focus of the Master, you will also be required to pass a French language test at level C1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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