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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.
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.
The Master's programme Biological Sciences offers specialisations in 4 tracks. Ecology and Evolution is one of them. The other tracks are:
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).
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.
Ecology and Evolution at the UvA is the study for you, if you
'I chose this track because of my curiosity in everything going on in nature on the Ecosystem level. I can tailor the program to my own specific interests due to the endless possibilities in research projects.'
|Degree programme||MSc Biological Sciences|
|Type||Regular study programme|
|Credits||120 ECTS, 24 months|
|Language of instruction||English|