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Biological Sciences - Ecology and Evolution

University of Amsterdam

24 months
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16060 EUR/year
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About

The aim of the Biological Sciences - Ecology and Evolution programme of the University of Amsterdam is to promote understanding of the relationships between living organisms, the evolution of species and the function of ecosystems, in order to contribute to more sustainability on earth.

Overview

Is Ecology and Evolution the study for me?

Ecology and Evolution at the UvA is the study for you, if you

  • are looking for expert training to thoroughly understand how plant and animal species originate and together shape communities that inhabit the ecosystems on our planet;
  • want to explore the options to improve and protect the earth's biodiversity;
  • are interested in a wide choice of courses and internships in the Netherlands, Europe or anywhere in the world.

What does Ecology and Evolution at the UvA have to offer me?

The Biological Sciences - Ecology and Evolution programme of the University of Amsterdam builds on the internationally renowned research of the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED). Teaching and learning activities are firmly integrated with the current research. Track-specific research can be fundamental (e.g. speciation, soil-plant-insect interactions, community dynamics, long-term (paleo) ecology) or applied (e.g. pest control, nature conservation, bird migration, ecosystem services). 

The following research areas are offered at the University of Amsterdam:

  • Biodiversity and conservation biology
  • Eco-evolutionary dynamics
  • Evolution of behavior and species interactions
  • Genetics and genomics of adaptation
  • Impact of climate change and anthropogenic disturbance
  • Landscape genetics
  • Macro-ecology
  • Paleoecology
  • Population management and biological pest-control
  • Social evolution

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Current Trends in Ecology and Evolution
  • Ecological Data Analysis
  • Microbial Ecology
  • Cooperation & Conflict in Nature
  • Environments through Time
  • Global Ecology and Biodiversity

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be eligible for the track Ecology and Evolution of the Master's programme Biological Sciences, you must hold a Bachelor's degree in Biology, or its equivalent
  • A bachelor’s Grade Point Average (GPA) of 6.5 or higher (according to the Dutch grading system). The GPA is the average of the bachelor’s course grades weighed by course/study load.
  • You have obtained your Bachelor’s degree within one year after the end of the nominal period of that programme
  • You must have completed a Bachelor's Thesis (experimental work or field work) of at least 15 EC. The subject of the Bachelor's thesis must show affinity with and advanced knowledge of the track Ecology and Evolution.
  • You must have advanced (2nd and 3rd year BSc level) knowledge in Ecology and Evolution

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16060 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16060 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Amsterdam

1000 - 1500 EUR /month
Living costs

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Funding

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