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Biological Sciences: Ecology and Evolution (track)
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Open House

Meet & Ask Biological Sciences (Live session) 12 February and 15 February
Meet the programme director and students live on Zoom. We’ll start with a short presentation of the programme. Afterwards you can ask all your questions.
Meet & Ask Majors and Minors (Live session) 17 February
Are you interested in doing a society- or business-oriented major or minor in your second year? Let us tell you all about your options in the live Meet and Ask session. There will also be ample time for all your questions.
The Master’s track Ecology and Evolution at a glance
Do you want to know what it’s like to study the Ecology and Evolution track in the Biological Sciences programme at the University of Amsterdam? Students Daphne and Lars and professor Astrid Groot will tell you what makes the programme unique and about your career prospects after this Master’s.
Themeweek Sustainability
Sustainability: finding the right balance between people, the environment and the economy. Now, but especially with a view to the future. See how many of our studies, students and scientists tackle this theme in the themeweek Sustainability (25 January – 6 February).

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does the study programme look like?

    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. The two-year curriculum covers a variety of topics in different disciplines, including evolutionary ecology, modelling of biodiversity and ecosystem dynamics, data analysis and statistics, paleo-ecology, microbiobial ecology, genomics, spatial ecology and conservation.

  • How many students are admitted to the programme?

    Up to, but no more than, 110 students are admitted to the Master’s programme as a whole. If more than the maximum number of candidates are found suitable, candidates will be selected on (in random order):

    • Study programme
    • GPA score
    • Study progress Bachelor’s programme
    • Subject of Bachelor’s thesis
    • Motivation 
  • Can I study this programme in part-time?

    All tracks of the Master's programme Biological Sciences are offered as a full-time programme. Due to the nature of the study programme, it isn’t possible to study in part-time.

Want to know more? Get in touch with our students


Lotte de Jeu, student Ecology and Evolution
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Hi, my name is Lotte and I’m a student in the Ecology and Evolution track of Biological Sciences. Do you want to know what it’s like to study in Amsterdam? Send me your questions via Instagram. Lotte de Jeu, student Ecology and Evolution
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