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Ghent University

24 months
1862 EUR/year
962 EUR/year
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The Master of Biology study programme at Ghent University is intended to teach students to address scientific issues in a duly efficient and self-reliant manner.

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Attainment Targets

Ghent University's Master in Biology has a far-reaching influence on numerous areas within science and society. The research domain of biology itself is very broad, and covers the complete spectrum of the diversity of the formation of life and the different organisation levels of life, ranging from a cell to the ecosystem and biosphere level. Actual topics and challenges such as protection of endangered species, global change, sustainability, cloning of organisms, dangerous diseases and medical progress have their roots in biology. Biology also contributes to numerous conceptual innovations that lead towards new disciplines such as the molecular biology and biotechnology. Biology forms an exciting study domain that is constantly in evolution thanks to close interaction with a broad range of scientific disciplines such as chemistry, geology, geography and physics.

Labour Market

Graduates of the Master in Biology can be professionally active in quite a broad spectrum of jobs. One important sector is scientific research at universities or other scientific research institutes, but they can also apply their research skills within an industrial context, in companies where research and development is the core business. Their profession can also be more education oriented, both at secondary or higher education level, but also indirectly in counseling or managerial functions within the government.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Biostatistics
  • Computational Biosciences
  • Academic Grant Writing
  • Scientific Communication

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The course is open to students with at least a bachelor's degree in the field of biology with minimum 180 credits.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1862 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1862 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 Gent

754 - 1205 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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