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Marine Biology

Master

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How does climate change affect whales and seals? How does overfishing influence marine food webs? How do we restore and protect the Wadden Sea?
This Master's programme has a selection procedure and admits a maximum of 30 students per year. The application deadline is 15 March 2024. For more information about the selection procedure, please check here. The two-year selective Master's degree programme in Marine Biology focuses on life in our seas and oceans. Whether you are interested in biological oceanography, conservation of marine mammals, coastal marine ecology, or genomics, we offer plenty of opportunities to receive well-founded, expansive research-focused academic training in marine biology. Together with your mentor (a professor in the marine biology programme) you will design your own tailored study programme fitting your personal preferences and career plans. The programme also offers a business and policy-oriented track.Our flexible Master's degree programme is open to students with a Bachelor's degree in Biology. We offer several mandatory master courses, taught by experienced staff from several research institutes (GELIFES, ESRIG) at the UG and the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ). In addition, we offer elective courses across a wide range of research disciplines, habitats, and skill types.The Master's programme is heavily research focused. We off

Language

English

Title

Master of Science

Duration

2 years

ECTS credits

Accreditation

NVAO

Numerus Fixus

Tuition fee 2024/2025

€ 2,530

€ 24,200

€ 19,900


Admission

Application requirements

The Marine Biology master is selective. Selection will be based on academic performance and motivation to determine if you will be selected for the master's programme. After you have registered via www.rug.nl/fse/msc-admission your application will be requested to pass on to the Board of Admissions of the programme.

Please note: this Master's degree programme has a selection procedure! An academic Bachelor's degree in any field of Biological Sciences including a major in any of the following domains: biology, ecology, evolution, theoretical biology, behaviour, marine biology, molecular biology, genetics. Holders of a Dutch HBO Bachelor's degree have to apply for a pre-master programme Biology and may be selected for Marine Biology after completion of the pre-master programme. Information about admission p

English proficiency on VWO level is required.

Check when you can start and what you have to pay!

Tuition fees  
€ 2,530
€ 24,200
€ 19,900
Start date App. deadline EU/EEA App. deadline Non-EU/EEA
1 Sep '24 15 Mar '24 15 Mar '24
1 Sep '24 15 Mar '24 15 Mar '24
1 Sep '25 15 Mar '25 15 Mar '25
1 Sep '25 15 Mar '25 15 Mar '25

Scholarships

You can check if you're eligible for scholarships that apply to this course.

Orange Knowledge Programma (OKP)

The Orange Knowledge Programme aims to contribute to a society's sustainable and inclusive development. Its scholarships are open to mid-career professionals in specific countries.

StuNed Scholarship Programme

StuNed Scholarships for master studies, short courses and customised training programmes are available for Indonesian professionals with at least 2 years' work experience in a development-related organisation.

Contact

University of Groningen

Main address
Oude Boteringestraat 44
9712 GL Groningen
050 363 9011

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