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MSc Biological Sciences-Ecology and Evolution

Catalog id : 60707
 Course Level
Masters / PG
Full Time

2 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

15830 EUR
2000 EUR
2000 EUR

Application fee

International 0 EUR
National 0 EUR
Faculty of Science
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92
TOEFL-PBT (min)580
GMAT (avg)600

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About this course

The Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED) offers the state-of-the-art track Ecology and Evolution in the Master's programme Biological Sciences. The aim of this two-year programme is to promote understanding of the relationships between living organisms, the extinction and evolution of species and the functioning of ecosystems for a sustainable earth.

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Eligibility Criteria

All tracks are two-year programmes, and are designed for students with a Dutch Bachelor of Science degree in Biology or its equivalent, but are potentially also open for students from universities or Higher Vocational Education (Dutch: HBO) with a background in beta-gamma, future planet studies, biomedical sciences, life sciences,  geography, earth sciences, chemistry, environmental sciences, physics, mathematics and even econometrics.

candidates will be selected on the following basis:

  • Study programme
  • GPA score
  • Study progress Bachelor’s programme
  • Subject of Bachelor’s thesis
  • Motivation

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Course Modules

The two-year track Ecology and Evolution in the Master’s programme Biological Sciences consists of compulsory, constrained choice and elective courses, a research project and a literature study.

Compulsory, constrained choice and elective courses taught in this programme include:

  • Current Trends in Evolution  or Soil-Plant-Animal Interactions
  • Experimental Design and Analysis
  • Masterclasses in Ecology and Evolution
  • Scientific Writing in English
  • Choice of other courses (elective or courses that are not part of the curriculum, the latter if the Examinations Board approves).

Please refer to the Course Catalogue for further information on the Courses in this Programme: http://coursecatalogue.uva.nl/xmlpages/page/2015-2016-en/search-programme/programme/1569

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How to Apply

Please be sure to follow each step carefully.  

  • Register in Studielink
  • Application file submission
  • General application procedure (different for Dutch and International students in some respects)
  • Pay the Tuition Fee (after Admission)

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