The Master's specialisation in Water and Environment focuses on environmental issues on different scales, and works to understand the stressors of ecosystems as a starting point.
You will be trained in analysing the impact of humans on ecosystem and health, and learn how to quantitatively assess and manage issue like climate change, pollution and land use.
Together, the specialisations within the Master’s in Biology cover the whole range from organism to ecosystem and environment, which means you can create the programme that fits your interests.
This specialisation is connected to the Institute for Water and Wetland Research (IWWR), a leading institute in research to wetland ecosystems and stress biology.
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What will you learn?
Gain a theoretical background in biology, ecology and ecosystems
- Learn to connect ecosystem health to the actions and practices of humankind
Get a thorough background in academic research with two internships
- Learn how to build models for environmental problems and how to utilize models in different settings
After graduation, about one third of our students quickly take up a position as researcher and one third starts working at a policy officer at a governmental organisation or an NGO. The rest of the students usually choose for a position in industry, for example, as a risk analyser of toxic substances. In general, our graduates end up as a:
- Researcher at a university or research institute
- Researcher in a company, either a large or a start-up company
- Researcher at a governmental research institute
- Consultant at a governmental agency, like a ministry
- Consultant at a consulting firm
- Risk analyser
- Policy officer at a governmental organisation or an NGO
- Project coordinator in water or ecosystem management
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- Orientation in biology and environmental sciences
- Ecological and environmental concepts
- Management of ecosystems
- Biodiversity and ecological assessment
- Environmental and ecological modelling
- Ecology and Management of Large Rivers
- Field Course Ireland
- Environmental Life cycle assessment
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- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- 1 April: Final deadline
- 1 July: Final deadline
DisciplinesBiology Hydrology & Water Management Biodiversity & Conservation View 4 other Masters in Biodiversity & Conservation in Netherlands
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A completed Bachelor's degree
- A proficiency in English
- Due to the COVID-19 outbreak which has led to the temporary closure of test centres, Radboud University currently also accepts the iBT TOEFL Special Home Edition. For all other questions regarding the coronavirus please visit our FAQ.
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International16500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16500 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Nijmegen
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
- Radboud Scholarship Programme
- The Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme
- Holland Scholarship Programme
- Fulbright-Radboud Scholarships
- StuNed scholarship programme
- Radboud University Medical Center Study Fund
- Radboud Faculty of Arts Study Fund
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.