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Master
Biological Sciences: Freshwater & Marine Biology (track)
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Career prospects

Graduates of the Master's programme in Freshwater & Marine Biology (formerly Limnology & Oceanography) will have had excellent research training that allows them to pursue their PhD at the UvA or at other universities, academic institutes and international research organisations.

Alternatively, graduates are qualified for careers in, for example,

  • management and research within water boards
  • consultancy firms
  • science-oriented non-profit organisations
  • governmental agencies
  • education

Alumni views

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I started my PhD at the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics at the beginning of January 2011. Two weeks later I arrived at CARMABI in Curacao to begin my first field work period. Brittany Alexander, PhD student Read the full story of Brittany
I really focused on the science during the Master's programme, but what I learned later on was the importance of programme management and a more integral approach, as well as the social aspect, such as networking. That's important for students to keep in mind because it's something that employers are looking for nowadays. Mascha Dedert, alumna Freshwater & Marine Biology Read the full story of Mascha