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Biology: Evolutionary Biology


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In the master's programme Evolutionary Biology you identify evolutionary changes over time and study the origin and maintenance of biological variation all over the tree of life. 

The mechanisms that drive the adaptation of organisms and their features are investigated at all biological levels. Thus, the specialisation includes genomics, functional developmental genetics, paleobiology, behavioral biology and evolutionary ecology. The important contribution of Naturalis to the programme makes this specialisation particularly attractive. 


If you are interested in gaining state-of-the-art knowledge of all aspects of evolutionary biology, this master's specialisation is the right choice. You will be prepared for a PhD programme or research positions at universities or institutes.




Master of Science


2 years

ECTS credits

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Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2023/2024

€ 2,314


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Language requirements

IELTS overall band
TOEFL internet based

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Tuition fees  
€ 2,314
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Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '23 15 May '23 1 Apr '23


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Holland Scholarship

The Holland Scholarship is meant for international students from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) who want to do their bachelor’s or master’s in the Netherlands.


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