M.Sc. Biology

Wageningen University

Application deadline: Start in 1 September: August (non-EEA: May). Start in 1 February: December (non-EEA: October).
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Start date: September  2014, February  2015
Credits: 120 ECTS
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Description

With 24 biological research groups Wageningen University can offer tailor-made MSc Biology programmes that allow students to specialise in a field that appeals to their personal interest.

Biological issues are at the forefront of the technological advance of modern society, and are central to global concerns about how we affect, and are affected by, our environment. Understanding the complexity of biological systems, at scales ranging from single molecules to whole ecosystems, provides a unique intellectual challenge. The biosciences aim to understand living systems and to help preserve biodiversity and our environment and simultaneously produce sufficient healthy and safe food. With twenty-four biological research groups, Wageningen University can offer tailor-made MSc programmes that allow students to specialise in a field that appeals to their personal interest. The following themes are offered during the MSc programme. * Animal adaptation and behavioural biology * Biointeractions * Molecular ecology * Conservation and systems ecology * Evolution and biodiversity * Health and disease * Marine biology * Molecular development and gene regulation * Plant adaptation We strongly encourage our students to complete part of their programme requirements abroad.

Contents

Types of teaching (in year 1):

  • theory: 25%
  • practice: 70%
  • self study: 5%

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is recommended.
  • The percentage of foreign teachers: 5%
  • The percentage of students abroad: 50%
  • The percentage of teachers abroad: 10%

This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.

Specialities:

Animal adaptation and behavioural biology:

Bio-interactions:

Molecular ecology:

Conservation and systems ecology:

Evolution and biodiversity:

Health and disease:

Marine Biology:

Molecular development and gene regulation:

Plant adaptation:

Requirements

Knowledge minimum

Previous education

Written request

Grade average: Grade Point Average of at least 70%

Knowledge minimum: Good skills in mathematics and/or statistics. Basic computer skills.

Language test: Applicants must provide recent evidence of their spoken and written command of English.

Previous education: BSc in biology

Additional language requirements:

  • IELTS overall band: 6
  • IELTS listening: 6
  • IELTS reading: 6
  • IELTS writing: 6
  • IELTS speaking: 6
  • TOEFL paper based: 550
  • TOEFL computer based: 213
  • TOEFL internet based: 79

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

60 (Grade C)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 550
TOEFL iBT® test: 79

Funding

Scholarships / Grants:

Neso Indonesia:
StuNed Scholarships for Master studies, short courses and customized training programmes are available for Indonesian professionals with at least two years work experience in a development-related organization.
For additional information: Website

Nuffic:
The Erasmus programme is a component of the European programme 'LifeLong Learning' from the European Commission for mobility of higher education in Europe. An Erasmus scholarship covers a period of 3-12 months. Only students or graduates from educational institutions can take part in the programme.
For additional information: Website

Nuffic:
The Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (Ford-IFP) provides opportunities to exceptional individuals for advanced study. If you are a resident of an eligible IFP country and would like to study in Europe, Nuffic can act as a placement partner for you.
For additional information: Website

World Bank:
Successful applicants for the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program will be awarded funding covering all tuition and admission fees, as well as housing and subsistence allowance. Travel expenses between the awardees' home countries and Tokyo will also be provided.
For additional information: Website

Wagening Univerisity:
The Wageningen University Fund aims to maintain and strengthen the unique character of Wageningen University. Since 1951, the Fund has been organising and financing activities that support excellent research and education and stimulate the academic development of students.
For additional information: Website

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This fund exists to enable promising students from developing countries to study at Wageningen University. The long term goal is the training of talented experts who will go on to play leading roles in improving the agricultural production, rural development and environment in their own countries.
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United Nations:
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Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

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