Ecology and Evolution: University of Groningen

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Ecology and Evolution: University of Groningen, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Academic Affairs and Student Affairs Biology — Biology, Nijenborgh 7, 9747 AG, Groningen, Netherlands
Ecology Environment
Course Language(s) 
Course Beginning 
September and February
2 years
App Deadline 
For enrolling in September: EU/EEA citizens: 1 June. Non-EU/EEA citizens: 15 April; For enrolling in February: EU/EEA students: 1 December. Non-EU/EEA students: 15 October.
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About the programme

The Master’s degree programme in Ecology takes two years and is offered by the research institute CEES (Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies). You will design most of your study programme yourself. Ecology is an internationally oriented field and the degree programme has a strong focus on research.

Career prospects

Ecology graduates often find jobs as research assistants at a university or an institution for applied research, but you can also become a project officer, consultant, policy officer or teacher.

Admission Requirements

Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme in Ecology and Evolution include:

  • A Dutch Bachelor’s degree in Biology with a specialization in Ecology or Marine Biology.
  • If you have a different degree, the Board of Examiners will decide whether or not you can be admitted to the Master’s programme.
  • Sufficient English proficiency is required. Language requirements include an IELTS test score of 6.5 or a TOEFL test score of 580 (paper-based), 237 (computer-based) or 92 (internet-based, iBT).

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