Study programme

2022-2023

Model path: two year programme

The programme consists of 6 parts:
1. Core courses: 45 ECTS-credits
2. Broadening courses: 12 ECTS-credits
3. Supporting courses: 9 ECTS-credits
4. One major (24 ECTS-credits) to choose of 4 specialisations
5. The master thesis: 30 ECTS-credits

Core courses: compulsory courses + Field courses (choice 1) + choice 2

In this module the student needs to finish all the compulsory courses.The compulsory courses cover disciplines which are considered as essential knowledge for a marine and lacustrine scientist.
From the compulsory courses listed below, students must obtain 36 ECTS-credits.
From the field courses (Choice1) listed below students must choose 3 ECTS-credits.
From Choice 2: the student can choose the Monsoon School for 6 ECTS-credits or can follow a summer school for 6 ECTS-credits or chooses to follow 6 ECTS-credits from any master programme offered by a Belgian university, (subject to approval by the chairman of the examination board).

Oceanography

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Course code:
9026UGEOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
30
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):
  • Ann Vanreusel
  • Natacha Brion
Estuarine and Coastal Systems

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Course code:
2011WETOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
48
ECTS-credits:
5 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
140
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Law and Ethics on Conservation of Aquatic Systems

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Course code:
9002UGEOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
25
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • An Cliquet
In-situ and Remote Sensing Tools in Aquatic Sciences

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Course code:
9003UGEOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
50
ECTS-credits:
5 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
140
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Vera Van Lancker
  • - NNB
Environmental modelling

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Course code:
9025UGEOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Karoline Soetaert
  • Dries Bonte
Integrated marine coastal ecology field course

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Course code:
9100VUBOLA
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
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Freshwater Ecology

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Course code:
9004VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
61
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):
  • - NNB
  • Iris Stiers
Limnology

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Course code:
9005UGEOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
40
ECTS-credits:
5 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
140
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Dirk Verschuren
  • Wim Vyverman
Seminars: case studies on biodiversity management

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Course code:
9018VUBOLA
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Faculty decision based on student file
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):
  • Ann Vanreusel
  • Karolien Van Puyvelde
Integrated field course at sea

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Course code:
9200VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
45
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):
  • Jan Vanaverbeke
  • Ann Vanreusel
Integrated limnological field course

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Course code:
9300VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
45
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):
  • Marc De Batist
  • Dirk Verschuren
  • Wim Vyverman
Integrated Estuarine field Course

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Course code:
9028VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
90
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Natacha Brion
Monsoon school

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Course code:
9021VUBOLA
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
99
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):

Broadening courses (12 ECTS-credits)

The broadening courses are compulsory.
From the courses listed below, students must obtain 12 ECTS-credits

Governance and Policy in Development and Cooperation Part I

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Course code:
9015VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
39
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • N. Koedam
  • Jean Hugé
  • Karolien Van Puyvelde
Governance and Policy in Development and Cooperation Part II

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Course code:
9016VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
39
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Ann Vanreusel
  • Karolien Van Puyvelde
Internship

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Course code:
9014UGEOLA
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
120
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Ann Vanreusel

Supporting courses (9 ECTS-credits)

Based on student's background and after approval of the chairman of the examination board students must choose 9 ECTS-credits from the courses listed below. At least the level of 'Advanced Applied Statistics' must be reached.
From the courses listed below, students must obtain 9 ECTS-credits.

Introduction to GIS

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Course code:
9012VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
39
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):
  • Frank Canters
Introduction to data mining

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Course code:
9014VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
46
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Marc Elskens
Biogeochemistry

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Course code:
9019VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
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
Lecturer(s):
  • Marc Elskens
Data and Information Management

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Course code:
9021UGEOLA
Semester:
1E 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 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Tim Deprez
Introduction to Marine and Lacustrine Biology

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Course code:
9013VUBOLA
Semester:
1E 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 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Marleen De Troch
Advanced Applied Statistics

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Course code:
9023UGEOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
39
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):
  • Ann Vanreusel
  • Koen Sabbe
Analysis of Biological Data

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Course code:
9020VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
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
Lecturer(s):
  • Bram Vanschoenwinkel
Conservation Genetics

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Course code:
9008VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
33
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):
  • Marc Kochzius
Stable Isotope Geochemistry

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Course code:
9000VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Chemistry
Lecturer(s):
  • Steven Goderis
Water Quality

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Course code:
9024VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
33
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Marc Elskens
Applied Geomorphology

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Course code:
9025VUBOLA
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
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Geography
Lecturer(s):
  • Matthieu Kervyn De Meerendre
Natural Risk Management

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Course code:
9026VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Geography
Lecturer(s):
  • Matthieu Kervyn De Meerendre
Methods of Scientific Diving

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Course code:
9027VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
75
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Alain Norro
  • Marc Kochzius
  • Sven Van Haelst

Major Global change impacts on ecology and biodiversity

Non-biologists should follow the supporting course 'Introduction to Marine and Lacustrine Biology' in the first master year. From the courses listed below, students must obtain 24 ECTS-credits.

Marine Genomics

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Course code:
9007UGEOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
20
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Sofie Derycke
  • Olivier De Clerck
Marine Food Web Ecology

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Course code:
9008UGEOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
20
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Marleen De Troch
Ecology of Coastal Seas

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Course code:
9009UGEOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
20
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):
  • Marleen De Troch
Lacustrine Systems

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Course code:
9011UGEOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
20
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):
  • Wim Vyverman
  • Elie Verleyen
Aquatic microbial ecology

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Course code:
9020UGEOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
50
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Wim Vyverman
  • Koen Sabbe
  • Elie Verleyen
Marine Extreme Systems

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Course code:
9027UGEOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
50
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Ann Vanreusel
  • David Van Rooij

Major Conservation Biology and ecosystem Management

Non-biologists should follow the supporting course 'Introduction to Marine and Lacustrine Biology' in the first master year. From the courses listed below, students must obtain 24 ECTS-credits.

Integrated coastal zone management

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Course code:
9006VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
39
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:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Farid Dahdouh-Guebas
Tropical Marine Ecology and Restoration

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Course code:
9007VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
39
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • N. Koedam
Conservation Genetics

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Course code:
9008VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
33
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):
  • Marc Kochzius
Environmental Impact Assessment

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Course code:
9009VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
39
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:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Steven Degraer
  • Vera Van Lancker
Law of the Sea and Protection of Oceans

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Course code:
9013UGEOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
39
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:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Klaas Willaert
Marine Biodiversity

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Course code:
9022VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
20
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:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Marleen De Troch
  • Marc Kochzius
Marine Fisheries Ecology and Management

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Course code:
9023VUBOLA
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
90
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):
  • Marc Kochzius

Major Environmental Impact and Remediation

Non-biologists should follow the supporting course 'Introduction to Marine and Lacustrine Biology' in the first master year. The Integrated Practicals is part of the second year.
From the courses listed below, students must obtain 24 ECTS- credits.

Environmental Impact Assessment

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If the colour codes change during the academic year to orange or red, modifications are possible, for example to the teaching and evaluation methods.

Course code:
9009VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
39
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:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Steven Degraer
  • Vera Van Lancker
Physiology of Aquatic Organisms

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Course code:
2008WETOLA
Semester:
1E 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 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Aquatic ecotoxicology and environmental monitoring

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Course code:
2009WETOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
30
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
Lecturer(s):
Ecosystem based adaptation to global change

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Course code:
2010WETOLA
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
25
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
Integrated Practicals

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Course code:
2007WETOLA
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):

Major Marine and Lacustrine Geosciences

Only available for students with a good geological background, subject to approval by the chairman of the examination board.
From the courses listed below, students must obtain 24 ECTS-credits.

Advanced sedimentology

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Course code:
9015UGEOLA
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
Lecturer(s):
  • Maarten Van Daele
  • Inka Meyer
Paleobiology of Micro-organisms

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Course code:
9016UGEOLA
Semester:
1E 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 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Stephen Louwye
Paleoclimatology and Climate Change

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Course code:
9019UGEOLA
Semester:
1E 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 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Marc De Batist
  • Dirk Verschuren
Integrated offshore exploration

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Course code:
9000UGEOLA
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
Lecturer(s):
  • David Van Rooij

Master thesis (30 ECTS-credits)

the master thesis stands for 30 ECTS-credits and consists of an individual research project related to ongoing research in one of the associated research groups. Here students choose a subject related to their major.

Master's thesis

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Course code:
9017VUBOLA
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
480
ECTS-credits:
30 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
840
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology

2021-2022

Model path: two year programme

The programme consists of 6 parts:
1. Core courses: 45 ECTS-credits
2. Broadening courses: 12 ECTS-credits
3. Supporting courses: 9 ECTS-credits
4. One major (24 ECTS-credits) to choose of 4 specialisations
5. The master thesis: 30 ECTS-credits

Core courses: compulsory courses + Field courses (choice 1) + choice 2

In this module the student needs to finish all the compulsory courses.The compulsory courses cover disciplines which are considered as essential knowledge for a marine and lacustrine scientist.
From the compulsory courses listed below, students must obtain 36 ECTS-credits.
From the field courses (Choice1) listed below students must choose 3 ECTS-credits.
From Choice 2: the student can choose the Monsoon School for 6 ECTS-credits or can follow a summer school for 6 ECTS-credits or chooses to follow 6 ECTS-credits from any master programme offered by a Belgian university, (subject to approval by the chairman of the examination board).

Oceanography

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Course code:
9026UGEOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
30
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):
  • Ann Vanreusel
Estuarine and Coastal Systems

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Course code:
2011WETOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
48
ECTS-credits:
5 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
140
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Law and Ethics on Conservation of Aquatic Systems

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Course code:
9002UGEOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
25
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • An Cliquet
In-situ and Remote Sensing Tools in Aquatic Sciences

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Course code:
9003UGEOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
50
ECTS-credits:
5 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
140
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Vera Van Lancker
  • - NNB
Environmental modelling

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Course code:
9025UGEOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Karoline Soetaert
  • Dries Bonte
Integrated marine coastal ecology field course

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Course code:
9100VUBOLA
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
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
River and Lake Ecology

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Course code:
9004VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
61
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):
  • L. Triest
Limnology

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Course code:
9005UGEOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
40
ECTS-credits:
5 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
140
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Dirk Verschuren
  • Wim Vyverman
Seminars: case studies on biodiversity management

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Course code:
9018VUBOLA
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Faculty decision based on student file
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):
  • N. Koedam
  • Karolien Van Puyvelde
Integrated field course at sea

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Course code:
9200VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
45
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):
  • Jan Vanaverbeke
  • Ann Vanreusel
Integrated limnological field course

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Course code:
9300VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
45
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):
  • Marc De Batist
  • Dirk Verschuren
  • Wim Vyverman
Integrated Estuarine field Course

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Course code:
9028VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
90
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Natacha Brion
  • Karolien Van Puyvelde
Monsoon school

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Course code:
9021VUBOLA
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
99
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):

Broadening courses (12 ECTS-credits)

The broadening courses are compulsory.
From the courses listed below, students must obtain 12 ECTS-credits

Governance and Policy in Development and Cooperation Part I

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Course code:
9015VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
39
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • N. Koedam
Governance and Policy in Development and Cooperation Part II

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Course code:
9016VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
39
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • N. Koedam
Internship

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Course code:
9014UGEOLA
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
120
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Ann Vanreusel

Supporting courses (9 ECTS-credits)

Based on student's background and after approval of the chairman of the examination board students must choose 9 ECTS-credits from the courses listed below. At least the level of 'Advanced Applied Statistics' must be reached.
From the courses listed below, students must obtain 9 ECTS-credits.

Introduction to GIS

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Course code:
9012VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
39
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):
  • Frank Canters
Introduction to data mining

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Course code:
9014VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
46
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Marc Elskens
Biogeochemistry

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Course code:
9019VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
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
Lecturer(s):
  • Marc Elskens
Data and Information Management

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Course code:
9021UGEOLA
Semester:
1E 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 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Tim Deprez
Introduction to Marine and Lacustrine Biology

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Course code:
9013VUBOLA
Semester:
1E 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 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Marleen De Troch
Advanced Applied Statistics

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Course code:
9023UGEOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
39
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):
  • Ann Vanreusel
  • Koen Sabbe
Analysis of Biological Data

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Course code:
9020VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
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
Lecturer(s):
  • Bram Vanschoenwinkel
Conservation Genetics

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Course code:
9008VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
33
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • L. Triest
Stable Isotope Geochemistry

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Course code:
9000VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Chemistry
Lecturer(s):
  • Steven Goderis
Water Quality

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Course code:
9024VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
33
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Marc Elskens
Applied Geomorphology

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Course code:
9025VUBOLA
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
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Geography
Lecturer(s):
  • Matthieu Kervyn De Meerendre
Natural Risk Management

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Course code:
9026VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Geography
Lecturer(s):
  • Matthieu Kervyn De Meerendre
Methods of Scientific Diving

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Course code:
9027VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
75
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Alain Norro
  • Marc Kochzius
  • Sven Van Haelst

Major Global change impacts on ecology and biodiversity

Non-biologists should follow the supporting course 'Introduction to Marine and Lacustrine Biology' in the first master year. From the courses listed below, students must obtain 24 ECTS-credits.

Marine Genomics

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Course code:
9007UGEOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
20
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Sofie Derycke
  • Olivier De Clerck
Marine Food Web Ecology

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Course code:
9008UGEOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
20
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Marleen De Troch
Ecology of Coastal Seas

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Course code:
9009UGEOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
20
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):
  • Marleen De Troch
Lacustrine Systems

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Course code:
9011UGEOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
20
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):
  • Wim Vyverman
  • Elie Verleyen
Aquatic microbial ecology

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Course code:
9020UGEOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
50
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Wim Vyverman
  • Koen Sabbe
  • Elie Verleyen
Marine Extreme Systems

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Course code:
9027UGEOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
50
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Ann Vanreusel
  • David Van Rooij

Major Conservation Biology and ecosystem Management

Non-biologists should follow the supporting course 'Introduction to Marine and Lacustrine Biology' in the first master year. From the courses listed below, students must obtain 24 ECTS-credits.

Integrated coastal zone management

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Course code:
9006VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
39
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:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Farid Dahdouh-Guebas
Tropical Marine Ecology and Restoration

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Course code:
9007VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
39
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • N. Koedam
Conservation Genetics

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Course code:
9008VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
33
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • L. Triest
Environmental Impact Assessment

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Course code:
9009VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
39
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:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Steven Degraer
  • Vera Van Lancker
Law of the Sea and Protection of Oceans

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Course code:
9013UGEOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
39
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:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Klaas Willaert
Marine Biodiversity

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Course code:
9022VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
20
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:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Marleen De Troch
  • Marc Kochzius
Marine Fisheries Ecology and Management

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Course code:
9023VUBOLA
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
90
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):
  • Marc Kochzius

Major Environmental Impact and Remediation

Non-biologists should follow the supporting course 'Introduction to Marine and Lacustrine Biology' in the first master year. The Integrated Practicals is part of the second year.
From the courses listed below, students must obtain 24 ECTS- credits.

Environmental Impact Assessment

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Course code:
9009VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
39
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:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Steven Degraer
  • Vera Van Lancker
Physiology of Aquatic Organisms

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Course code:
2008WETOLA
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):
Aquatic ecotoxicology and environmental monitoring

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Course code:
2009WETOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
30
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
Lecturer(s):
Ecosystem based adaptation to global change

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Course code:
2010WETOLA
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
25
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
Integrated Practicals

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Course code:
2007WETOLA
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Global change physiology

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Course code:
2201WETGCP
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

Major Marine and Lacustrine Geosciences

Only available for students with a good geological background, subject to approval by the chairman of the examination board.
From the courses listed below, students must obtain 24 ECTS-credits.

Advanced sedimentology

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Course code:
9015UGEOLA
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
Lecturer(s):
  • Maarten Van Daele
  • Inka Meyer
Paleobiology of Micro-organisms

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Course code:
9016UGEOLA
Semester:
1E 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 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Stephen Louwye
Paleoclimatology and Climate Change

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Course code:
9019UGEOLA
Semester:
1E 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 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Marc De Batist
  • Dirk Verschuren
Integrated offshore exploration

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Course code:
9000UGEOLA
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
Lecturer(s):
  • David Van Rooij

Master thesis (30 ECTS-credits)

the master thesis stands for 30 ECTS-credits and consists of an individual research project related to ongoing research in one of the associated research groups. Here students choose a subject related to their major.

Master's thesis

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Course code:
9017VUBOLA
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
480
ECTS-credits:
30 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
840
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology

2020-2021

Model path: two year programme

The programme consists of 6 parts:

1. Core courses: 45 ECTS-credits

2. Broadening courses: 12 ECTS-credits

3. Supporting courses: 9 ECTS-credits

4. One major (24 ECTS-credits) to choose of 4 specialisations

5. The master thesis: 30 ECTS-credits

Core courses

In this module the student needs to finish all the compulsory courses.The compulsory courses cover disciplines which are considered as essential knowledge for a marine and lacustrine scientist.
From the core courses listed below, students must obtain 36 ECTS-credits.
From the field courses (Choice1) listed below students must choose 3 ECTS-credits.
From Choice 2: the student can choose the Monsoon School for 6 ECTS-credits or can follow a summer school for 6 ECTS-credits or chooses to follow 6 ECTS-credits from any master programme offered by a Belgian university, (subject to approval by the chairman of the examination board).

Oceanography

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Course code:
9026UGEOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
30
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):
  • Ann Vanreusel
Estuarine and Coastal Systems

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Course code:
2011WETOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
48
ECTS-credits:
5 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
140
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Law and Ethics on Conservation of Aquatic Systems

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Course code:
9002UGEOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
25
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Hendrik Schoukens
  • An Cliquet
In-situ and Remote Sensing Tools in Aquatic Sciences

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Course code:
9003UGEOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
50
ECTS-credits:
5 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
140
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Vera Van Lancker
  • - NNB
Environmental modelling

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Course code:
9025UGEOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Karoline Soetaert
  • Dries Bonte
Integrated marine coastal ecology field course

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Course code:
9100VUBOLA
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
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
River and Lake Ecology

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Course code:
9004VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
61
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):
  • L. Triest
Limnology

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Course code:
9005UGEOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
40
ECTS-credits:
5 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
140
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Dirk Verschuren
  • Wim Vyverman
Seminars: case studies on biodiversity management

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Course code:
9018VUBOLA
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Faculty decision based on student file
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):
  • N. Koedam
  • Karolien Van Puyvelde
Integrated field course at sea

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Course code:
9200VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
45
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):
  • Jan Vanaverbeke
  • Ann Vanreusel
Integrated limnological field course

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Course code:
9300VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
45
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):
  • Marc De Batist
  • Dirk Verschuren
  • Wim Vyverman
Monsoon school

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Course code:
9021VUBOLA
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
99
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):

Broadening courses (12 ECTS-credits)

The broadening courses are compulsory.

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 12 ECTS-credits

Governance and Policy in Development and Cooperation Part I

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Course code:
9015VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
39
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • N. Koedam
Governance and Policy in Development and Cooperation Part II

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Course code:
9016VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
39
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • N. Koedam
Internship

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Course code:
9014UGEOLA
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
120
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Ann Vanreusel

Supporting courses (9 ECTS-credits)

Based on student's background and after approval of the chairman of the examination board students must choose 9 ECTS-credits from the courses listed below. At least the level of 'Advanced Applied Statistics' must be reached.

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 9 ECTS-credits.

Introduction to GIS

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Course code:
9012VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
39
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):
  • Frank Canters
Introduction to data mining

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Course code:
9014VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
46
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Marc Elskens
Biogeochemistry

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Course code:
9019VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
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
Lecturer(s):
  • Marc Elskens
Data and Information Management

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Course code:
9021UGEOLA
Semester:
1E 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 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Tim Deprez
Introduction to Marine and Lacustrine Biology

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Course code:
9013VUBOLA
Semester:
1E 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 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Marleen De Troch
Advanced Applied Statistics

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Course code:
9023UGEOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
39
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):
  • Ann Vanreusel
  • Koen Sabbe
Analysis of Biological Data

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Course code:
9020VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
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
Lecturer(s):
  • Bram Vanschoenwinkel
Conservation Genetics

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Course code:
9008VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
33
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • L. Triest
Stable Isotope Geochemistry

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Course code:
9000VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Chemistry
Lecturer(s):
  • Steven Goderis
Water Quality

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Course code:
9024VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
33
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Marc Elskens
Applied Geomorphology

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Course code:
9025VUBOLA
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
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Geography
Lecturer(s):
  • Matthieu Kervyn De Meerendre
Natural Risk Management

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Course code:
9026VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Geography
Lecturer(s):
  • Matthieu Kervyn De Meerendre

Major Global change impacts on ecology and biodiversity

Non-biologists should follow the supporting course 'Introduction to Marine and Lacustrine Biology' in the first master year. From the courses listed below, students must obtain 24 ECTS-credits.

Marine Genomics

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Course code:
9007UGEOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
20
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Sofie Derycke
  • Olivier De Clerck
Marine Food Web Ecology

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Course code:
9008UGEOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
20
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Marleen De Troch
Ecology of Coastal Seas

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Course code:
9009UGEOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
20
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):
  • Marleen De Troch
Lacustrine Systems

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Course code:
9011UGEOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
20
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):
  • Wim Vyverman
  • Elie Verleyen
Aquatic microbial ecology

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Course code:
9020UGEOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
50
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Wim Vyverman
  • Koen Sabbe
  • Elie Verleyen
Marine Extreme Systems

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Course code:
9027UGEOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
50
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Ann Vanreusel
  • David Van Rooij

Major Conservation Biology and ecosystem Management

Non-biologists should follow the supporting course 'Introduction to Marine and Lacustrine Biology' in the first master year. From the courses listed below, students must obtain 24 ECTS-credits.

Integrated coastal zone management

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Course code:
9006VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
39
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:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Farid Dahdouh-Guebas
Tropical Marine Ecology and Restoration

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Course code:
9007VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
39
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • N. Koedam
Conservation Genetics

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Course code:
9008VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
33
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • L. Triest
Environmental Impact Assessment

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Course code:
9009VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
39
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:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Steven Degraer
  • Vera Van Lancker
Law of the Sea and Protection of Oceans

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Course code:
9013UGEOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
39
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:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Andrew Serdy
Marine Biodiversity

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Course code:
9022VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
20
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:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Marleen De Troch
  • Marc Kochzius
Marine Fisheries Ecology and Management

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Course code:
9023VUBOLA
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
90
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):
  • Marc Kochzius

Major Environmental Impact and Remediation

Non-biologists should follow the supporting course 'Introduction to Marine and Lacustrine Biology' in the first master year. The Integrated Practicals is part of the second year.

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 24 ECTS- credits.

Environmental Impact Assessment

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Course code:
9009VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
39
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:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Steven Degraer
  • Vera Van Lancker
Physiology of Aquatic Organisms

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Course code:
2008WETOLA
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):
Aquatic ecotoxicology and environmental monitoring

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Course code:
2009WETOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
30
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
Lecturer(s):
Ecosystem based adaptation to global change

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Course code:
2010WETOLA
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
25
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
Integrated Practicals

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Course code:
2007WETOLA
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Global change physiology

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Course code:
2201WETGCP
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

Major Marine and Lacustrine Geosciences

Only available for students with a good geological background, subject to approval by the chairman of the examination board.

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 24 ECTS-credits.

Advanced sedimentology

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Course code:
9015UGEOLA
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
Lecturer(s):
  • Maarten Van Daele
Paleobiology of Micro-organisms

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Course code:
9016UGEOLA
Semester:
1E 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 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Stephen Louwye
Paleoclimatology and Climate Change

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Course code:
9019UGEOLA
Semester:
1E 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 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Marc De Batist
  • Dirk Verschuren
Integrated offshore exploration

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Course code:
9000UGEOLA
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
Lecturer(s):
  • David Van Rooij

Master thesis (30 ECTS-credits)

the master thesis stands for 30 ECTS-credits and consists of an individual research project related to ongoing research in one of the associated research groups. Here students choose a subject related to their major.

Master's thesis

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Course code:
9017VUBOLA
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
480
ECTS-credits:
30 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
840
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology

2019-2020

Model path: two year programme

The programme consists of 6 parts:

1. Core courses: 45 ECTS-credits

2. Broadening courses: 12 ECTS-credits

3. Supporting courses: 9 ECTS-credits

4. One major (24 ECTS-credits) to choose of 4 specialisations

5. The master thesis: 30 ECTS-credits

Core courses

In this module the student needs to finish all the compulsory courses.The compulsory courses cover disciplines which are considered as essential knowledge for a marine and lacustrine scientist.

From the core courses listed below, students must obtain 36 ECTS-credits.

From the field courses (Choice1) listed below students must choose 3 ECTS-credits.

From Choice 2: 6 ECTS-credits from the list below or students can choose to follow a summer school for 6 ECTS-credits or to follow 6 ECTS-credits from any master programme offered by a Belgian university, (subject to approval by the chairman of the examination board).

Oceanography

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Course code:
9026UGEOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
30
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):
  • Ann Vanreusel
Estuarine and Coastal Systems

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Course code:
2011WETOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
48
ECTS-credits:
5 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
140
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Law and Ethics on Conservation of Aquatic Systems

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Course code:
9002UGEOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
25
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • An Cliquet
In-situ and Remote Sensing Tools in Aquatic Sciences

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Course code:
9003UGEOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
50
ECTS-credits:
5 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
140
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Vera Van Lancker
  • - NNB
Environmental modelling

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Course code:
9025UGEOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Karoline Soetaert
  • Dries Bonte
Integrated marine coastal ecology field course

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Course code:
9100VUBOLA
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
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
River and Lake Ecology

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Course code:
9004VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
61
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):
  • L. Triest
Limnology

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Course code:
9005UGEOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
40
ECTS-credits:
5 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
140
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Wim Vyverman
  • Dirk Verschuren
Seminars: case studies on biodiversity management

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Course code:
9018VUBOLA
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Faculty decision based on student file
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):
  • N. Koedam
  • Karolien Van Puyvelde
Integrated field course at sea

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Course code:
9200VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
45
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):
  • Jan Vanaverbeke
  • Ann Vanreusel
Integrated limnological field course

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Course code:
9300VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
45
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):
  • Maarten Van Daele
  • Wim Vyverman
Monsoon school

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Course code:
9021VUBOLA
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
99
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
Lecturer(s):

Broadening courses (12 ECTS-credits)

The broadening courses are compulsory.

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 12 ECTS-credits

Governance and Policy in Development and Cooperation Part I

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Course code:
9015VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
39
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • N. Koedam
Governance and Policy in Development and Cooperation Part II

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Course code:
9016VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
39
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • N. Koedam
Internship

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Course code:
9014UGEOLA
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
120
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Ann Vanreusel

Supporting courses (9 ECTS-credits)

Based on student's background and after approval of the chairman of the examination board students must choose 9 ECTS-credits from the courses listed below. At least the level of 'Advanced Applied Statistics' must be reached.

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 9 ECTS-credits.

Geographic Information Systems

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Course code:
9012VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
39
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):
  • Frank Canters
Introduction to data mining

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Course code:
9014VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
46
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Marc Elskens
Biogeochemistry

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Course code:
9019VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
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
Lecturer(s):
  • Marc Elskens
Data and Information Management

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Course code:
9021UGEOLA
Semester:
1E 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 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Tim Deprez
Introduction to Marine and Lacustrine Biology

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Course code:
9013VUBOLA
Semester:
1E 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 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Marleen De Troch
Advanced Applied Statistics

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Course code:
9023UGEOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
39
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):
  • Ann Vanreusel
  • Koen Sabbe
Analysis of Biological Data

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Course code:
9020VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
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
Lecturer(s):
  • Bram Vanschoenwinkel
Conservation Genetics of Aquatic Populations

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Course code:
9008VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
33
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • L. Triest
Stable Isotope Geochemistry

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Course code:
9000VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Chemistry
Lecturer(s):
  • Steven Goderis

Major Global change impacts on ecology and biodiversity

Non-biologists should follow the supporting course 'Introduction to Marine and Lacustrine Biology' in the first master year. From the courses listed below, students must obtain 24 ECTS-credits.

Marine Genomics

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Course code:
9007UGEOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
20
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Sofie Derycke
  • Olivier De Clerck
Marine Food Web Ecology

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Course code:
9008UGEOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
20
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Marleen De Troch
  • Olivier De Clerck
Ecology of Coastal Seas

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Course code:
9009UGEOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
20
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):
  • Marleen De Troch
Lacustrine Systems

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Course code:
9011UGEOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
20
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):
  • Wim Vyverman
  • Elie Verleyen
Microbial Ecology

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If the colour codes change during the academic year to orange or red, modifications are possible, for example to the teaching and evaluation methods.

Course code:
9020UGEOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
50
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Wim Vyverman
  • Koen Sabbe
  • Elie Verleyen
Marine Extreme Systems

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Course code:
9027UGEOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
50
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Ann Vanreusel
  • David Van Rooij

Major Conservation Biology and ecosystem Management

Non-biologists should follow the supporting course 'Introduction to Marine and Lacustrine Biology' in the first master year. From the courses listed below, students must obtain 24 ECTS-credits.

Integrated coastal zone management

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Course code:
9006VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
39
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:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Farid Dahdouh-Guebas
Tropical Marine Ecology and Restoration

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Course code:
9007VUBOLA
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
39
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • N. Koedam
Conservation Genetics of Aquatic Populations

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If the colour codes change during the academic year to orange or red, modifications are possible, for example to the teaching and evaluation methods.

Course code:
9008VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
33
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • L. Triest
Environmental Impact Assessment

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If the colour codes change during the academic year to orange or red, modifications are possible, for example to the teaching and evaluation methods.

Course code:
9009VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
39
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:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Steven Degraer
  • Vera Van Lancker
Law of the Sea and Protection of Oceans

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If the colour codes change during the academic year to orange or red, modifications are possible, for example to the teaching and evaluation methods.

Course code:
9013UGEOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
39
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:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Frank Maes
Marine Biodiversity

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Course code:
9022VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
20
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:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Marleen De Troch
  • Marc Kochzius
Marine Fisheries: ecology and management

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If the colour codes change during the academic year to orange or red, modifications are possible, for example to the teaching and evaluation methods.

Course code:
9023VUBOLA
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
90
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):
  • Marc Kochzius

Major Environmental Impact and Remediation

Non-biologists should follow the supporting course 'Introduction to Marine and Lacustrine Biology' in the first master year. The Integrated Practicals is part of the second year.

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 24 ECTS- credits.

Environmental Impact Assessment

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If the colour codes change during the academic year to orange or red, modifications are possible, for example to the teaching and evaluation methods.

Course code:
9009VUBOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
39
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:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Steven Degraer
  • Vera Van Lancker
Physiology of Aquatic Organisms

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If the colour codes change during the academic year to orange or red, modifications are possible, for example to the teaching and evaluation methods.

Course code:
2008WETOLA
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):
Aquatic ecotoxicology and environmental monitoring

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If the colour codes change during the academic year to orange or red, modifications are possible, for example to the teaching and evaluation methods.

Course code:
2009WETOLA
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
30
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
Lecturer(s):
Ecosystem based adaptation to global change

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Course code:
2010WETOLA
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
25
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
Integrated Practicals

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Course code:
2007WETOLA
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):

Major Marine and Lacustrine Geosciences

Only available for students with a good geological background, subject to approval by the chairman of the examination board.

From the courses listed below, students must obtain 24 ECTS-credits.

Advanced sedimentology

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Course code:
9015UGEOLA
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
Lecturer(s):
  • Sébastien Bertrand
Paleobiology of Micro-organisms

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Course code:
9016UGEOLA
Semester:
1E 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 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Stephen Louwye
Paleoclimatology and Climate Change

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Course code:
9019UGEOLA
Semester:
1E 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 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Dirk Verschuren
  • Marc De Batist
Integrated offshore exploration

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If the colour codes change during the academic year to orange or red, modifications are possible, for example to the teaching and evaluation methods.

Course code:
9000UGEOLA
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
Lecturer(s):
  • David Van Rooij

Master thesis (30 ECTS-credits)

the master thesis stands for 30 ECTS-credits and consists of an individual research project related to ongoing research in one of the associated research groups. Here students choose a subject related to their major.

Master's thesis

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Course code:
9017VUBOLA
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
480
ECTS-credits:
30 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
840
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology