KU Leuven

24 months
947 EUR/year
947 EUR/year
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This is a specialised and highly flexible programme with emphasis on developing problem-solving, independent thinking and robust communication skills. You will be trained in the both theory and techniques of fundamental and applied research, in one of two tracks: Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology, or Molecular Biology and Physiology.


The Master of Science in Biology (Leuven) programme is geared towards preparing the student for the challenges and opportunities awaiting in the broad field of biology.

Our primary goal is to obtain insight and to understand the basis and evolution of organisms that adapt to their environment. This knowledge leads to applications with important economic and societal benefits, employment opportunities. 


  • Our research is internationally renowned and embedded in well-established worldwide network of other universities, research institutes, and companies. 
  • The department studies an impressive diversity of lifeforms using the latest technology and research equipment.
  • During the programme you learn from experts in the field. Our faculty strives to bring out the best in each individual student, and provides the framework for successful teamwork and problem solving skills.

As a graduate of the programme you may pursue a career as a scientific researcher at universitiesagroindustriespharmaceutical and biotech companies, environmental conservation organisations and NGOs. You will also hold the skill set to be an excellent candidate for employment as a scientific advisor in banks and private investment foundations, a policy officer in governmental and public administration, a scientific communications advisor, scientific journalist, or a science teacher.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Biological Data Analysis
  • Computational Biology
  • Biology and Society
  • Evolutionary Ecology and Eco-Evolutionary Dynamics
  • Advanced Ecology
  • Biogeography and Macro-ecology

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

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

Other requirements

General requirements

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    947 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 947 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.

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