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MScBiology: Conservation and Restoration Ecology

Radboud University
Netherlands, Nijmegen
Tuition fee €16,500 per year
Application fee €75 one-time

The handling fee is NOT applicable to:

- Students with a nationality from the EEA countries or from countries that are candidates for EEA membership*
- Students who receive a full scholarship (proven by uploading a grant statement)

This fee will be refunded to you once you are fully enrolled as a student at Radboud University. The fee is NOT refundable when you are not admitted.

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An ecosystem is a biological community consisting of numerous plants, animals and micro-organisms, influenced by soil and water characteristics, weather conditions and human intervention. In this Master’s specialisation, you will get insight in the relations between individuals, populations and communities with their environment. You will also learn how they react to environmental stress. This fundamental knowledge can be applied in nature protection and restoration or in nature-based industrial processes, for example water purification.

Master’s Conservation and Restoration Ecology: something for you? You will…

- Get an extensive background in academic research.
- Learn how to apply scientific knowledge to conserve and restore ecosystems
- Study at the Institute for Water and Wetland Research (IWWR), a leading institute in wet ecology, with the option to go abroad for an internship.
- Work in a stimulating, personal setting.

Programme structure

The Master’s specialisation in Conservation and Restoration Ecology is taught at the Faculty of Science. It has a course load of 120 EC* (two years). The first year of this specialisation contains five compulsory courses in the first quartile. You can compose the rest of the programme with specialisation and free electives, internships, literature theses and optionally a field course in Switzerland or Ireland. The structure of the programme is presented here.

Career opportunities

After graduation, the students quickly take up positions as researchers in universities, research institutes, government departments or companies. And – often after obtaining their PhD degree – they also apply their academic background to societal issues, for example as a communications or policy officer. In general, the graduates end up as a:

- Researcher at a university or research institute
- Researcher in a company, either a large or a start-up company such as B-Ware
- Researcher at a governmental institute or an NGO (think of nature monitoring and recovering organisations)
- Consultant at a governmental organisation, like a water board, municipality or ministry
- Consultant at a consulting firm
- Policy officer
- Communications officer at nature organisation
- Teacher in biology (College or secondary education level)

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States