Study programme

Dutch-taught Master of Biology: Biodiversity, Conservation and Restoration

This programme is taught in Dutch. For informational purposes only, we provide basic information about this programme in English. Were you looking for the English equivalent of this programme? Take a look at the study programme of the English-taught programme

2023-2024

Model path over 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

Biostatistics
Course code:
2001WETBIO
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
75
ECTS-credits:
7 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
196
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Ecology of Populations and Communities
Course code:
2001WETPOP
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
50
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Field course
Course code:
2201WETFIC
Semester:
1E SEM
Sequentiality:
The student must have followed 'Freshwater ecosystem functioning' (2201WETFEF) in the previous academic year
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Freshwater Ecosystem Functioning
Course code:
2201WETFEF
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Course code:
2001WETGIS
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
60
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Plant and Soil Ecology
Course code:
2001WETPEC
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
75
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology

Conservation and restoration in practice

Conservation Genetics
Course code:
2001WETCOG
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
60
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Conservation and Society
Course code:
2001WETCAS
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
5 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
140
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Biodiversity Conservation
Course code:
2001WETHAB
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Species Conservation and Management
Course code:
2001WETTPO
Semester:
1E SEM
Sequentiality:
The student must have taken 'Ecology of populations and communities (2001WETPOP)' in the previous academic year.
Contact hours:
60
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology

Conservation Internship

to choose in part 1 or 2 of the master depending on whether the students already starts the Master Project in part 1

Internship
Course code:
2002WETSTA
Semester:
2E SEM
ECTS-credits:
10 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
280
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • - NNB

Masterproject

Students who started the Master Project in part 1 of the master choose Master Project 2 for 20 ECTS credits, the other students choose the Master Project for 30 ECTS-credits.

Master Project Biology including internship
Course code:
2001WETMAS
Semester:
2E SEM
ECTS-credits:
30 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
840
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Credit required to obtain degree:
Yes
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • - NNB

List of optional courses

18 ECTS-credits to choose from the list below. In the first semester of the first year, it is not allowed to include optional courses in your study programme.

Academic Literacies for Scientists
Course code:
2000WETSEN
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
28
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Linguistics and Proficiency
Bio-mechanics
Course code:
2001WETBIM
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Island biology
Course code:
2001WETEIL
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
68
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Human Behaviour
Course code:
2001WETMGE
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Methods in Environmental Biology
Course code:
2001WETMOB
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Plant-microbe Interactions
Course code:
2001WETPMI
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
23
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Scientific Writing in English
Course code:
2001WETWSE
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
75
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an even year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Laboratory Animal Science (Core Module)
Course code:
2075FBDBMW
Semester:
2E SEM
Sequentiality:
Bachelor degree obtained
Contact hours:
66
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biomedical Sciences

2022-2023

Model path over 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

Biostatistics
Course code:
2001WETBIO
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
75
ECTS-credits:
7 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
196
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Ecology of populations and communities
Course code:
2001WETPOP
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
50
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Field course
Course code:
2201WETFIC
Semester:
1E SEM
Sequentiality:
The student must have followed 'Freshwater ecosystem functioning' (2201WETFEF) in the previous academic year
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Freshwater ecosystem functioning
Course code:
2201WETFEF
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Geographic information systems (GIS)
Course code:
2001WETGIS
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
60
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Landscape ecology
Course code:
2001WETLEC
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
55
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Plant and soil ecology
Course code:
2001WETPEC
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
75
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology

Conservation and restoration in practice

Conservation genetics
Course code:
2001WETCOG
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
60
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Conservation and society
Course code:
2001WETCAS
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
5 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
140
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Habitat conservation
Course code:
2001WETHAB
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Restoration ecology
Course code:
2001WETREC
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
55
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Species conservation and management
Course code:
2001WETTPO
Semester:
1E SEM
Sequentiality:
The student must have taken 'Ecology of populations and communities (2001WETPOP)' in the previous academic year.
Contact hours:
60
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology

Conservation Internship

to choose in part 1 or 2 of the master depending on whether the students already starts the Master Project in part 1

Internship
Course code:
2002WETSTA
Semester:
2E SEM
ECTS-credits:
10 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
280
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • - NNB

Masterproject

Students who started the Master Project in part 1 of the master choose Master Project 2 for 20 ECTS credits, the other students choose the Master Project for 30 ECTS-credits.

Master Project Biology including internship
Course code:
2001WETMAS
Semester:
2E SEM
ECTS-credits:
30 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
840
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Credit required to obtain degree:
Yes
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • - NNB

List of optional courses

18 ECTS-credits to choose from the list below. In the first semester of the first year, it is not allowed to include optional courses in your study programme.

Academic Literacies for Scientists
Course code:
2000WETSEN
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
28
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Linguistics and Proficiency
Bio-mechanics
Course code:
2001WETBIM
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Island biology
Course code:
2001WETEIL
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
68
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Human behaviour
Course code:
2001WETMGE
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Methods in environmental biology
Course code:
2001WETMOB
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Plant-microbe interactions
Course code:
2001WETPMI
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
23
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Scientific writing in English
Course code:
2001WETWSE
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
75
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an even year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
System ecology
Course code:
2001WETSYS
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Laboratory Animal Science (core module)
Course code:
2075FBDBMW
Semester:
2E SEM
Sequentiality:
Bachelor degree obtained
Contact hours:
66
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biomedical Sciences

2021-2022

Model path over 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

Biostatistics
Course code:
2001WETBIO
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
75
ECTS-credits:
7 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
196
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Ecology of populations and communities
Course code:
2001WETPOP
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
50
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Field course
Course code:
2201WETFIC
Semester:
1E SEM
Sequentiality:
The student must have followed 'Freshwater ecosystem functioning' (2201WETFEF) in the previous academic year
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Freshwater ecosystem functioning
Course code:
2201WETFEF
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Geographic information systems (GIS)
Course code:
2001WETGIS
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
60
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Landscape ecology
Course code:
2001WETLEC
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
55
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Plant and soil ecology
Course code:
2001WETPEC
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
75
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology

Conservation and restoration in practice

Conservation genetics
Course code:
2001WETCOG
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
60
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Conservation and society
Course code:
2001WETCAS
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
5 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
140
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Habitat conservation
Course code:
2001WETHAB
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Restoration ecology
Course code:
2001WETREC
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
55
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Species conservation and management
Course code:
2001WETTPO
Semester:
1E SEM
Sequentiality:
The student must have taken 'Ecology of populations and communities (2001WETPOP)' in the previous academic year.
Contact hours:
60
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology

Conservation Internship

to choose in part 1 or 2 of the master depending on whether the students already starts the Master Project in part 1

Internship
Course code:
2002WETSTA
Semester:
2E SEM
ECTS-credits:
10 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
280
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • - NNB

Masterproject

Students who started the Master Project in part 1 of the master choose Master Project 2 for 20 ECTS credits, the other students choose the Master Project for 30 ECTS-credits.

Master Project Biology including internship
Course code:
2001WETMAS
Semester:
2E SEM
ECTS-credits:
30 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
840
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Credit required to obtain degree:
Yes
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • - NNB

List of optional courses

18 ECTS-credits to choose from the list below. In the first semester of the first year, it is not allowed to include optional courses in your study programme.

Academic Literacies for Scientists
Course code:
2000WETSEN
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
28
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Linguistics and Proficiency
Bio-accoustics
Course code:
2001WETBAK
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
50
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Bio-mechanics
Course code:
2001WETBIM
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Ecomorphology
Course code:
2001WETEMO
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Behaviour: seminar and skills
Course code:
2001WETGSV
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
50
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an even year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Island biology
Course code:
2001WETEIL
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
68
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Human behaviour
Course code:
2001WETMGE
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Meteorology, climatology and global change
Course code:
2001WETMKG
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Methods in environmental biology
Course code:
2001WETMOB
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Plant-microbe interactions
Course code:
2001WETPMI
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
23
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Scientific writing in English
Course code:
2001WETWSE
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
75
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an even year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
System ecology
Course code:
2001WETSYS
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Laboratory Animal Science (core module)
Course code:
2075FBDBMW
Semester:
2E SEM
Sequentiality:
Bachelor degree obtained
Contact hours:
66
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biomedical Sciences

2020-2021

Model path over 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

Biostatistics
Course code:
2001WETBIO
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
75
ECTS-credits:
7 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
196
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Ecology of populations and communities
Course code:
2001WETPOP
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
50
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Field course
Course code:
2201WETFIC
Semester:
1E SEM
Sequentiality:
The student must have followed 'Freshwater ecosystem functioning' (2201WETFEF) in the previous academic year
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Freshwater ecosystem functioning
Course code:
2201WETFEF
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Geographic information systems (GIS)
Course code:
2001WETGIS
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
60
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Landscape ecology
Course code:
2001WETLEC
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
55
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Plant and soil ecology
Course code:
2001WETPEC
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
75
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology

Conservation and restoration in practice

Conservation genetics
Course code:
2001WETCOG
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
60
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Conservation and society
Course code:
2001WETCAS
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
5 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
140
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Habitat conservation
Course code:
2001WETHAB
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Restoration ecology
Course code:
2001WETREC
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
55
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Species conservation and management
Course code:
2001WETTPO
Semester:
1E SEM
Sequentiality:
The student must have taken 'Ecology of populations and communities (2001WETPOP)' in the previous academic year.
Contact hours:
60
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology

Conservation Internship

to choose in part 1 or 2 of the master depending on whether the students already starts the Master Project in part 1

Internship
Course code:
2002WETSTA
Semester:
2E SEM
ECTS-credits:
10 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
280
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • - NNB

Masterproject

Students who started the Master Project in part 1 of the master choose Master Project 2 for 20 ECTS credits, the other students choose the Master Project for 30 ECTS-credits.

Master project biology: part 1
Course code:
2001WETMA1
Semester:
2E SEM
ECTS-credits:
10 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
280
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Credit required to obtain degree:
Yes
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • - NNB
Master Project Biology including internship
Course code:
2001WETMAS
Semester:
2E SEM
ECTS-credits:
30 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
840
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Credit required to obtain degree:
Yes
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • - NNB
Master Project Biology: part 2 including internship
Course code:
2001WETMA2
Semester:
2E SEM
ECTS-credits:
20 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
560
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Credit required to obtain degree:
Yes
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • - NNB

List of optional courses

18 ECTS-credits to choose from the list below. In the first semester of the first year, it is not allowed to include optional courses in your study programme.

Academic Literacies for Scientists
Course code:
2000WETSEN
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
28
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Linguistics and Proficiency
Bio-accoustics
Course code:
2001WETBAK
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
50
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Bio-mechanics
Course code:
2001WETBIM
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Ecomorphology
Course code:
2001WETEMO
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Behaviour: seminar and skills
Course code:
2001WETGSV
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
50
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an even year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Island biology
Course code:
2001WETEIL
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
68
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Human behaviour
Course code:
2001WETMGE
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Meteorology, climatology and global change
Course code:
2001WETMKG
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Methods in environmental biology
Course code:
2001WETMOB
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Plant-microbe interactions
Course code:
2001WETPMI
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
23
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Scientific writing in English
Course code:
2001WETWSE
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
75
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an even year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
System ecology
Course code:
2001WETSYS
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):

2019-2020

Model path over 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

Biostatistics
Course code:
2001WETBIO
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
75
ECTS-credits:
7 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
196
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Ecology of populations and communities
Course code:
2001WETPOP
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
50
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Field course
Course code:
2201WETFIC
Semester:
1E SEM
Sequentiality:
The student must have followed 'Freshwater ecosystem functioning' (2201WETFEF) in the previous academic year
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Freshwater ecosystem functioning
Course code:
2201WETFEF
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Geographic information systems (GIS)
Course code:
2001WETGIS
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
60
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Landscape ecology
Course code:
2001WETLEC
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
55
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Plant and soil ecology
Course code:
2001WETPEC
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
75
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology

Conservation and restoration in practice

Conservation genetics
Course code:
2001WETCOG
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
60
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Conservation and society
Course code:
2001WETCAS
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
5 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
140
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Habitat conservation
Course code:
2001WETHAB
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Restoration ecology
Course code:
2001WETREC
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
55
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Species conservation and management
Course code:
2001WETTPO
Semester:
1E SEM
Sequentiality:
The student must have taken 'Ecology of populations and communities (2001WETPOP)' in the previous academic year.
Contact hours:
60
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology

Conservation Internship

to choose in part 1 or 2 of the master depending on whether the students already starts the Master Project in part 1

Internship
Course code:
2002WETSTA
Semester:
2E SEM
ECTS-credits:
10 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
280
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • - NNB

Masterproject

Students who started the Master Project in part 1 of the master choose Master Project 2 for 20 ECTS credits, the other students choose the Master Project for 30 ECTS-credits.

Master project biology: part 1
Course code:
2001WETMA1
Semester:
2E SEM
ECTS-credits:
10 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
280
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Credit required to obtain degree:
Yes
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • - NNB
Master Project Biology including internship
Course code:
2001WETMAS
Semester:
2E SEM
ECTS-credits:
30 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
840
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Credit required to obtain degree:
Yes
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • - NNB
Master Project Biology: part 2 including internship
Course code:
2001WETMA2
Semester:
2E SEM
ECTS-credits:
20 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
560
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Credit required to obtain degree:
Yes
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • - NNB

List of optional courses

18 ECTS-credits to choose from the list below. In the first semester of the first year, it is not allowed to include optional courses in your study programme.

Academic Literacies for Scientists
Course code:
2000WETSEN
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
28
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Linguistics and Proficiency
Bio-accoustics
Course code:
2001WETBAK
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
50
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Bio-mechanics
Course code:
2001WETBIM
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Ecomorphology
Course code:
2001WETEMO
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Behaviour: seminar and skills
Course code:
2001WETGSV
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
50
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an even year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Island biology
Course code:
2001WETEIL
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
68
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Human behaviour
Course code:
2001WETMGE
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Meteorology, climatology and global change
Course code:
2001WETMKG
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an even year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Methods in environmental biology
Course code:
2001WETMOB
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Plant-microbe interactions
Course code:
2001WETPMI
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
23
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Scientific writing in English
Course code:
2001WETWSE
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
75
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an even year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
System ecology
Course code:
2001WETSYS
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Conservation biogeography
Course code:
2001WETCOB
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
35
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an even year
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology