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Biological Sciences: Ecology and Evolution (track)

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The aim of the two-year track Ecology and Evolution in the Master's programme Biological Sciences is to promote understanding of the relationships between living organisms, the evolution of species and the function of ecosystems, in order to contribute to more sustainability on earth.

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What is this programme about?
Students and lecturers from the track Ecology and Evolution tell you what you can expect from this programme and discuss career opportunities once you have graduated.

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.

Discover the Master's programme & tracks

The Master's programme Biological Sciences offers specialisations in 4 tracks. Ecology and Evolution is one of them. The other tracks are: 

The study programme

The Master's track Ecology and Evolution builds on the internationally renowned research of the Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED). Teaching and learning activities are firmly integrated with the current research. Track-specific research can be fundamental (e.g. speciation, soil-plant-insect interactions, community dynamics, long-term (paleo) ecology) or applied (e.g. pest control, nature conservation, bird migration, ecosystem services).

After graduation

Graduates of the Master's programme Biological Sciences are well prepared for a career in fundamental or applied research, or as a trained professional. Overall, the career perspectives for Biological Sciences graduates are good.

Is Ecology and Evolution for you?

Ecology and Evolution at the UvA is the study for you, if you

  • are looking for expert training to thoroughly understand how plant and animal species originate and together shape communities that inhabit the ecosystems on our planet;
  • want to explore the options to improve and protect the earth's biodiversity;
  • are interested in a wide choice of courses and internships in the Netherlands, Europe or anywhere in the world. 
Facts & Figures
Degree programme MSc Biological Sciences
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 120 ECTS, 24 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 60707