Students and lecturers from the track Freshwater & Marine Biology in the Master' s programme Biological Sciences tell you what to expect from this programme and discuss career opportunities once you have graduated.
Discover the Master's track
The Master's programme Biological sciences offers specialisations in 4 tracks. Freshwater & Marine Biology is one of them. The other tracks are:
The study programme
In the two-year track Freshwater & Marine Biology in the Master's programme Biological Sciences you will immerse yourself in research ranging from tropical marine biology to the ecology of wetlands ecosystems.
Attention for both freshwater and marine ecosystems and for scientific disciplines relevant to aquatic ecosystems
Molecular studies, laboratory experiments, field investigations, development of mathematical models and more
Laboratory and field work in close collaboration with these institutes
Meet the people
How to get to know this track better than via its students and teachers? Check the list with members of the international team of lecturers and read the experiences from Freshwater & Marine Biology students.
It appeals to me that you spend a large part of the two-year programme on research practice, which can be done all over the world.Milo de Baat, student Freshwater & Marine Biology
Graduates of the Master's programme in Freshwater & Marine Biology have had an excellent research training that allows them to pursue their PhD. But they can also pursue a career in a different work field.
Is Freshwater & Marine Biology for you?
It is, if you:
- have a solid background in biology;
- are eager to expand your knowledge and skills in freshwater or marine ecosystems;
- want to learn to address issues of global interest;
- are looking for the freedom to compile your own programme;
- want the advantages of a small-scale programme, where students and staff all know each other and you have the opportunity to become part of the national and international research network of the staff.
Admission during COVID-19
Due to the Corona pandemic, the UvA will allow you to start your Master’s programme before having fully completed your Bachelor’s degree or pre-Master’s. Check the Application and Admission pages for more information.
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