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Ecology and Evolution

University of Groningen

Master Postgraduate Groningen

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Mathematics, natural sciences and computer science
Course summary Which organisms are able to adapt to global change? How do birds decide when and where to migrate? When and why do individual differences in physiology or behaviour evolve?
Course description This Master's degree programme has a selection procedure.During the two-year Master's programme Ecology and Evolution you will gain insight into the living organism in relation to its environment. Ecology and evolution are strongly interdependent: without ecology, we cannot really understand natural selection; and without evolution, we cannot really understand the properties of organisms and their interaction with the environment. Ecology and evolution are relevant for all domains of the life sciences.Ecology and evolutionary biology play a crucial role in facing the grand challenges of our time. This includes the development of realistic plans for coping with the implications of global change, for stopping the alarming biodiversity loss, for designing evolutionarily stable strategies to set-up a sustainable society, and for developing evolution-informed medical treatment. The research fields of ecology and evolution are highly dynamic. Powerful new techniques (e.g. GPS-tracking of migrating birds over the whole planet; remote sensing; tracking of individual cells in a culture of micro-organisms; genome-wide sequencing; individual-based simulations; new methods to analyse ‘big data
Study subjects -
Course objectives -
ECTS credits 120.00
Duration 24 month(s)
full-time
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes -
Accreditation -

About the institution

Department Faculty of Science and Engineering
Information about the institution Students and researchers from all over the world come to Groningen to expand their own boundaries as well as those of academia.

Admission

Admission requirements
  1. This master's degree programme has a selection procedure; read the information below. An academic Bachelor's degree in Biology with a specialization in Ecology, Evolution or another related field. This is merely an indication of required background knowledge. The admissions board determines whether the specific contents of this/these course(s) meet the admission requirements of the master programme for which you applied.
  2. MAKE SURE TO VISIT http://www.rug.nl/fwn/fmns-programme/admissions/msc/language-requirements for all the necessary information about required language tests.
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 6.5
TOEFL computer based 237
TOEFL internet based 92
TOEFL paper based 580
Professional experience required -
Duration 24 month(s)
full-time
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2019 1 May 2019 1 May 2019
1 Sep 2020 1 May 2020 1 May 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 2083€ 15500€ 14650

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.

Scholarships

Orange Knowledge Programmes (OKP), Eric Bleumink Fund, Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program, Jean Monnet Scholarship Programme, Orange Knowledge Scholarship Programme (formerly NFP), StuNed Scholarship Programme

For more scholarships, visit: www.grantfinder.nl

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Contact

Contact information for the study programme

sciencemasters@rug.nl

For international students who are interested in a Campus Tour or have other practical questions

sciencemasters@rug.nl

Contact information for the institution

Onderwijsvoorlichting

study info

studiekiezers@rug.nl

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