Faculty of Science and Bio-engineering Sciences

Admission Requirements

Enrolling for this study plan is possible after having obtained one of the following degrees:

Academic Bachelor's programme biologie
AANBEVELINGSBRIEF / LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION 1
AANBEVELINGSBRIEF / LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION 2
MOTIVATIEBRIEF / LETTER OF MOTIVATION
PUNTENLIJST / TRANSCRIPTS (NIET VOOR VLAAMSE DIPLOMA'S)

Enrolling for this plan is also possible having completed the Preparatory Programme Master of Science in Biology.

Overview of the study plan

Compulsory: 75 ECTS-credits.
Electives: 45 ECTS-credits to choose from the lists of elective courses theme 'Risk and Conservation Management' and/or 'In Practice'.
'Professional Internship' can only be chosen once during the 2-year master programme, either as 6 or as 9 ECTS-credits.


Compulsory

These courses are envisioned to be part of year 1 and 2 of the model trajectory.

Compulsory part 1

These courses are envisioned to be part of year 1 of the model trajectory.

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 30 ECTS credits.

5ECTS credits - River & Lake Ecology
3ECTS credits - Forestry and Agroforestry
3ECTS credits - Global Change Biology
4ECTS credits - Impact Assessment
3ECTS credits - Social-Ecological Systems
3ECTS credits - Medical Biotechnology and Parasitology
3ECTS credits - International Environmental Policy and Law
6ECTS credits - Analysis of Biological Data

Compulsory part 2

These courses are envisioned to be part of year 2 of the model trajectory.

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 45 ECTS credits.

3ECTS credits - Nature-Based Solutions for Development
3ECTS credits - UNESCO Biosphere Reserves as Model Systems
3ECTS credits - Scientific Presentation Skills and Career Planning
3ECTS credits - Manuscript and Project Writing
3ECTS credits - Bioethics
30ECTS credits - Master Thesis Biology

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Electives

Minimum 45 ECTS-credits to choose from the lists of elective courses. "Professional Internship" can only be chosen during the 2nd year of the master program, either as 6 or as 9 ECTS-credits.

To complete this module, students must obtain 45 ECTS credits.

Elective courses 'Risk and Conservation Management'

Electives theme 'Risk and Conservation Management'
These courses are envisioned to be part of year 1 and 2 of the model trajectory.

6ECTS credits - Risk Assessment
6ECTS credits - Social Demography
3ECTS credits - Land Use Planning and Growth Management
3ECTS credits - Conservation Genetics
3ECTS credits - Integrated Coastal Zone Management
3ECTS credits - Tropical Marine Ecology and Restoration
3ECTS credits - Natural Hazards
3ECTS credits - Management of Aquatic Resources: Fisheries
3ECTS credits - Natural Risk Management
3ECTS credits - Genetic Toxicology and Health
6ECTS credits - Social and Cultural Transition Strategies for Sustainability and Development

Elective courses 'In Practice'

Electives theme 'In Practice'
These courses are envisioned to be part of year 1 and 2 of the model trajectory.

3ECTS credits - Governance and Policy in Development and Cooperation - Part I
6ECTS credits - Guided Self-Study
6ECTS credits - Professional Internship
9ECTS credits - Professional Internship
6ECTS credits - Integrated Practica on Ecosystems
6ECTS credits - Functional and Experimental Plant Ecology
3ECTS credits - Introduction to GIS
6ECTS credits - Field Sampling and Analysis

Electives subject to approval

Electives subject to approval by the chairman of the examination commission.

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