Design your tailor made study programme
The master’s Biology offers four specialisations. In each specialisation, students follow two specialisation courses to deepen their knowledge of literature and scientific analysis, and to develop research skills relevant for the scientific discipline of the specialisation. This way, students obtain the level of knowledge needed to carry out a thesis or internship. Which courses are required varies among specialisations. Click on the specialisations for more information.
1. Academic Consultancy Training (9 ECTS) and Modular Skills Training (3 ECTS): In Academic Consultancy Training you will work with students from different master’s programmes on an assignment for an external client. In this way, you can apply the knowledge you gained during your studies and experience what it’s like to work as a consultant. Your group will be supported by an academic expert focusing on the contents of the project and a coach focusing on the group process and personal development of the team members. In Modular Skills Training you select modules to work on specific skills that you would like to develop, like scientific writing, management skills or career orientation.
2. Research Master Cluster (12 ECTS): In this course you will write a PhD proposal with the support of experts, coaches and fellow students. This is very useful if you want to pursue a PhD after graduation.
The Biology Programme Team is there to support you during your studies. The team consists of a programme director, study advisors, a secretary and a communications officer. The study advisors can help you to plan your personal study programme. They can also help you if you face (personal) issues that affect your study.
Courses of the MSc Biology are listed in the online Study Handbook.