Environmental Biology, M.Sc in Netherlands 2019

Utrecht University

Study in:Netherlands
Deadline: 1 April 2019


In the Environmental Biology program taught at Utrecht University, you will study the fundamental life processes of plants, animals and microbes. The interdisciplinary course content also offers you the chance to examine ecology, biology and animal behavior from an evolutionary perspective.

Within the Environmental Biology Master, you can select a specialized track from the following:

  • Plant Biology
  • Fungal Biology
  • Ecology and Natural Resource Management
  • Biomarine Sciences & Palaeoecology
  • Behavioural Ecology


A significant proportion of Environmental Biology Master’s students continue on to PhD studies. Utrecht University provides ample opportunities for PhD research, such as the PhD program in Environmental Biology. However, there are also excellent opportunities to perform your PhD research elsewhere in the Netherlands or abroad.

Program Structure

Courses included:

  • Molecular Plant Physiology And Biotechnology
  • Plants In Their Environment
  • Extreme Climate Transitions
  • Zoo Conservation Biology
  • Evolutionary Perspectives On Sexual Behaviour
  • Ethology And Welfare
  • Measuring Behavior

Academic Requirements

1. A relevant bachelor degree. Bachelor programs that most likely meet the requirements are: Biology, Biomedical Sciences, with a minor matching the specific knowledge requirements, Biotechnology, Life sciences, other relevant science program.

2. Relevant knowledge, insight and skills.

  • Basic knowledge in the field of Biology (minimum level 1 bachelor)
  • Sufficient knowledge in biostatistics

3. High overall score (GPA, average grade, grading tables) and high grades for relevant courses.

4. High level of academic competences.

5. Personal competences.

Detailed Program Facts

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