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MScBiology: Water and Environment

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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Do you want to dive into water and environmental issues on all scales and connect scientific findings to societal implications or environmental policies? This might require a change of viewpoint: whereas ecologists take species as their viewpoint, the beginning will be with stressors, such as carbon dioxide emissions, agricultural pesticide use, or hunting.

Master’s Water and Environment: something for you?

- This specialisation is connected to the Institute for Water and Wetland Research (IWWR), a leading institute in research to wetland ecosystems and stress biology.
- Radboud University has tight relationships with environmental authorities (PBL, RIVM), waterboards, and NGO’s (e.g. Natuurplaza).
- With two internships, you will get a thorough background in academic research.
- There is a lot of attention for your personal development, with an orientation course focussing on your future career and extensive one-on-one contact with your supervisors.

Programme structure

The Master’s specialisation in Water and Environment 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 Ireland or Switzerland. The structure of the programme is presented here.

Career opportunities

After graduation, about one third of the students quickly take up a position as a researcher and one-third start working as a policy officer at a governmental organisation or an NGO. The rest of the students usually choose for a position in the industry, for example, as a risk analyser of toxic substances. 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
- Researcher at a governmental research institute
- Consultant at a governmental agency, like a ministry
- Consultant at a consulting firm
- Risk analyser
- Policy officer at a governmental organisation or an NGO
- Project coordinator in water or ecosystem management
- Communications officer at an environmental 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