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Master of Biology: Global Change Biology
Academic year :

Model Path 2 years

In the first semester of the first year, it is not allowed to include optional courses in your study programme.

Fundamentals and skills: compulsory courses year 1

You follow these courses in year 1 of your master.
If you follow the option management & entrepreneurship, you only take up 22 ECTS-credits (without 2001WETPOP)

Biostatistics7sp1st semester
Van Dongen, Stefan
Ecology of populations and communities6sp2nd semester
Leirs, Herwig
Environmental biophysics5sp2nd semester
Nijs, Ivan
Freshwater ecosystem functioning3sp2nd semester
Meire, Patrick
Terrestrial ecosystem functioning4sp1st semester
Nijs, Ivan

Fundamentals and skills: compulsory courses year 2

You follow this course in year 2 of your master.

Field course3sp1st semester
Meire, Patrick

Global Change: compulsory courses year 1

You follow these courses in year 1 of your master.
If you follow the option management & entrepreneurship, you only take up 36 ECTS-credits (without 2201WETLSK).

Drivers of global change4sp1st semester
Meysman, Filip
Environmental stress and ecotoxicology5sp2nd semester
Bervoets, Lieven
Evolutionary responses to global change4sp1st semester
Van Damme, Raoul
Global change physiology5sp1st semester
De Boeck, Gudrun
Laboratory skills12sp1st/2nd sem.
Prinsen, Els
Omics in a changing environment5sp2nd semester
Beemster, Gerrit

Global Change: compulsory courses year 2

You follow these courses in year 2 of your master.

Coping with global change4sp1st semester
Diels, Ludo
Ecosystem based adaptation to global change6sp1st/2nd sem.
Meire, Patrick
Marine ecosystem functioning3sp1st semester
Meysman, Filip

Master project Global Change Biology

Students who start the Master Project in part 1 of the master choose Master Project 1 for 10 ECTS-credits and Master Project 2 for 20 ECTS-credits in the next academic year, the other students choose the Master Project for 30 ECTS-credits.

Master project Global Change Biology including internship30sp2nd semester
NNB, -
Master project Global Change Biology part 110sp2nd semester
NNB, -
Master project Global Change Biology including internship part 220sp2nd semester
NNB, -

Optional courses Global Change

Complementary so that 120 ECTS-credits are acquired at the end of the master programme. This means you choose at least 14 ECTS-credits of courses from the list below (or 3 ECTS-credits if you are registered for the option management & entrepreneurship).

Academic Literacies for Scientists3sp1st semester
Van Hout, Tom
Aquatic ecology4sp2nd semester
Bervoets, Lieven
Bioinformatics6sp2nd semester
Laukens, Kris
Cell Biology3sp1st semester
Vissenberg, Kris
Coastal and estuarine management4sp1st semester
Meire, Patrick
Debating Development3sp1st semester
Van Hecken, Gert
Verrelst, Janus
Developmental Biology3sp1st semester
Vissenberg, Kris
Ecological modelling6sp2nd semester
Deckmyn, Gaby
Ecosystem services3sp1st semester
Meire, Patrick
Entomology4sp1st semester
De Bruyn, Luc
Geographic information systems (GIS)4sp1st semester
Temmerman, Stijn
Herpetology3sp2nd semester
Van Damme, Raoul
Island biology6sp2nd semester
Van Damme, Raoul
Mammalogy4sp1st semester
Leirs, Herwig
Meteorology, climatology and global change4sp2nd semester
Janssens, Ivan
Methods in environmental biology3sp2nd semester
Nijs, Ivan
Microbial ecology3sp2nd semester
Verbruggen, Erik
Omics techniques6sp1st/2nd sem.
Beemster, Gerrit
Ornithology4sp2nd semester
Matthysen, Erik
Palaeo-ecology3sp1st semester
Van De Vijver, Bart
Plant Physiology and Functional Morphology6sp1st semester
Vissenberg, Kris
Plant-microbe interactions3sp2nd semester
Prinsen, Els
Primatology4sp1st semester
Stevens, Jeroen
Remote sensing4sp2nd semester
Samson, Roeland
Restoration ecology4sp2nd semester
van Diggelen, Ruurd
Scientific writing in English6sp2nd semester
Van De Poel, Kris
System ecology4sp1st semester
Nijs, Ivan

Option Management & Entrepreneurship

It is possible to include the option ‘Management en Entrepreneurship’ (30 ECTS-credits) in your ‘Global Change Biology’ programme. This option is taught in Dutch only!
If you choose to include this option, you do not have to take the compulsory courses ‘Laboratory skills’ and ‘Ecology of populations and communities’. You also have to choose only 3 ECTS-credits of optional courses.

Compulsory courses

30 ECTS-credits

Financial management and legal aspects6sp2nd semester
Engelen, Peter-Jan
Innovation and entrepreneurship6sp1st semester
Braet, Johan
Management and organisation6sp1st semester
Verhezen, Peter
Process management and quality care6sp1st semester
Braet, Johan
Strategic Business Communication6sp1st semester
Leijten, Mariëlle