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Master of Biology: Evolution and Behavioral Biology
Academic year :

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

Compulsory courses in biology year 1

You take these courses in the first year of your master programme.

Behavioral ecology5sp1st semester
Eens, Marcel
Biostatistics7sp1st semester
Van Dongen, Stefan
Ecology of populations and communities6sp2nd semester
Leirs, Herwig
Evolutionary responses to global change4sp1st semester
Van Damme, Raoul
Functional Morfology Vertebrates4sp1st semester
Aerts, Peter
Phylogenetics and Systematics6sp1st semester
Van Damme, Raoul
Macro-Evolution3sp2nd semester
Van Damme, Raoul
Practical training Organism Biology4sp1st/2nd sem.
Aerts, Peter

Compulsory courses in biology year 2

You take this course in the second year of your master programme.

Behavioural Physiolgy5sp1st semester
Eens, Marcel

Option Research

You take this course in the first or in the second year of your master programme.

Individual project10sp2nd semester
NNB, -

Option Management & Entrepreneurship

Take the courses from the list below in the first year. (18 ECTS-credits)

Strategic Business Communication6sp1st semester
Leijten, Mariƫlle
Management and organisation6sp1st semester
Vanderstraeten, Johanna
Financial management and legal aspects6sp2nd semester
NNB, -

Optie Management & Entrepreneurship

Take the courses from the list below in the second year. (12 ECTS-credits)

Innovation and entrepreneurship6sp1st semester
Braet, Johan
Process management and quality care6sp1st semester
Braet, Johan

Master project

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

Masterthesis Biology: evolution and behaviour part 110sp2nd semester
NNB, -
Master thesis Biology including internship30sp2nd semester
NNB, -
Master thesis Biology part 2 including internship20sp2nd semester
NNB, -

List of optional courses

Complementary so that 120 ECTS-credits are acquired at the end of the master programme.

Academic Literacies for Scientists3sp1st semester
Van Hout, Tom
Applied and conservation behaviour3sp2nd semester
Eens, Marcel
Aquatic ecology4sp2nd semester
Bervoets, Lieven
Bio-accoustics4sp2nd semester
Eens, Marcel
Bioinformatics6sp2nd semester
Laukens, Kris
Bio-mechanics4sp2nd semester
Aerts, Peter
Coastal and estuarine management4sp1st semester
Meire, Patrick
Conservation genetics6sp2nd semester
Pereboom, Zjef
Debating Development3sp1st semester
Van Hecken, Gert
Verrelst, Janus
Ecological modelling6sp2nd semester
Deckmyn, Gaby
Ecomorphology3sp2nd semester
Aerts, Peter
Entomology4sp1st semester
De Bruyn, Luc
Environmental stress and ecotoxicology5sp2nd semester
Bervoets, Lieven
Behaviour: seminar and skills4sp2nd semester
Eens, Marcel
Geographic information systems (GIS)4sp1st semester
Temmerman, Stijn
Herpetology3sp2nd semester
Van Damme, Raoul
Infectious disease ecology4sp1st semester
Leirs, Herwig
Island biology6sp2nd semester
Van Damme, Raoul
Mammalogy4sp1st semester
Leirs, Herwig
Human behaviour4sp2nd semester
Van Dongen, Stefan
Stevens, Jeroen
Meteorology, climatology and global change4sp2nd semester
Janssens, Ivan
Methods in environmental biology3sp2nd semester
Nijs, Ivan
Microbial ecology3sp2nd semester
Verbruggen, Erik
Ornithology4sp2nd semester
Matthysen, Erik
Plant-microbe interactions3sp2nd semester
Prinsen, Els
Primatology4sp1st semester
Stevens, Jeroen
Remote sensing4sp2nd semester
Samson, Roeland
Restoration ecology4sp2nd semester
van Diggelen, Ruurd
Scientific writing in English6sp2nd semester
Van De Poel, Kris
Species conservation and management6sp1st semester
Leirs, Herwig
System ecology4sp1st semester
Nijs, Ivan