Wageningen University and Research

Biology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    17600
    Tuition (Year)
    2006
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
Do you want to learn about the complexity of biological systems ranging from single molecules to whole ecosystems? Or about subjects such as evolution, ecology, molecular evolution and biodiversity? The two-year Master of Science Biology programme at Wageningen University and Research offers you tailor-made programmes fitting your personal interests.

About

A choice out of nine specialisations will chart the course of your biology studies here. Biological issues are at the forefront of the technological advance of modern society and play a central role in global concerns about how people and the environment influence each other. The MSc in Biology is delivered at Wageningen University and Research.

The MSc Biology offers nine specialisations:

  • 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

Programme Structure

The following compulsory courses must be successfully completed by all students taking part in the MBI program:
  • Frontiers in Biology: This course deals with the latest developments in biology and covers a wide range of themes. Highlights in modern biology will be addressed by studying recent articles and by keynote speakers who are active in various biological disciplines.
  • Master biology thesis proposal: The aim of this course is to design, plan, write, and present a detailed research proposal for a major thesis subject.
  • Academic consultancy training: During this course students will work in groups on an assignment for an external client.
  • Modular skills training: The modular skills training teaches skills that are necessary for graduates to function in jobs at MSc level. These skills are obtained by selecting and following a couple of modules.
For more information please visit the programme website.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score (Grade B): 173

    The FCE, or First Certificate in English, a certificate given for students who take the Cambridge English: First exam. To receive the certificate, test-takers must score between 122 and 190 on the Cambridge English: First test. Read more about FCE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Specific requirements for a MSc in Biology

You have obtained a BSc degree (or equivalent) in a field of science relevant to the MSc Biology programme:

  • Unconditional admission with regard to content: With a BSc Biology degree from a Dutch University (the general requirements of Wageningen University should still be met).
  • Possible admission: With a BSc from Wageningen University or a bachelor from a Dutch HBO.
  • International students admission: depends on the previous education.

StudyPortals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Master's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 17600 International
  • EUR 2006 EU/EEA

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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