Study programme

2023-2024

Model Path 2 years

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

Fundamentals and skills: compulsory courses year 1

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

Biostatistics
Course code:
2001WETBIO
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
75
ECTS-credits:
7 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
196
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Ecology of Populations and Communities
Course code:
2001WETPOP
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
50
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Environmental Biophysics
Course code:
2201WETENB
Semester:
2E 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 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Freshwater Ecosystem Functioning
Course code:
2201WETFEF
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Terrestrial Ecosystem Functioning
Course code:
2201WETTEF
Semester:
1E SEM
Sequentiality:
You follow this course in the same year as '2201WETLSK Laboratory skills''
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology

Fundamentals and skills: compulsory courses year 2

You follow this course in year 2 of your master.

Field course
Course code:
2201WETFIC
Semester:
1E SEM
Sequentiality:
The student must have followed 'Freshwater ecosystem functioning' (2201WETFEF) in the previous academic year
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology

Global Change: compulsory courses year 1

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

Drivers of Global Change
Course code:
2201WETDGC
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
40
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Environmental Stress and Ecotoxicology
Course code:
2201WETESE
Semester:
2E 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 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Evolutionary Responses to Global Change
Course code:
2201WETERG
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
40
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Global Change Physiology
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
Experimental Biology Lab
Course code:
2201WETLSK
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Sequentiality:
Terrestrial ecosystem functioning must be taken simultaneously with Laboratory skills.
Contact hours:
112
ECTS-credits:
12 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
336
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Omics in a Changing Environment
Course code:
2201WETOCE
Semester:
2E 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 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology

Global Change: compulsory courses year 1 or 2

This is a bi-annual course (only taught in academic years starting in an even year) so you follow this course in year 1 or year 2 of your master.

Marine Ecosystem Functioning
Course code:
2201WETMEF
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
24
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 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):

Global Change: compulsory courses year 2

You follow these courses in year 2 of your master.

Coping with Global Change
Course code:
2201WETCGC
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Ludo Diels
  • Filip Meysman
Ecosystem Based Adaptation to Global Change
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

Master project Global Change Biology

Students take the Masterproject for 30 ECTS-credits

Master project Global Change Biology including internship
Course code:
2203WETMP3
Semester:
2E SEM
Sequentiality:
Enrollment for the master thesis (or parts of it) is not possible if you are also enrolled in a bachelor or preparatory programme. In case of Exception, contact your faculty.
Contact hours:
300
ECTS-credits:
30 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
840
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Credit required to obtain degree:
Yes
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • - NNB

Optional courses Global Change

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

Academic Literacies for Scientists
Course code:
2000WETSEN
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
28
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Linguistics and Proficiency
Aquatic Ecology
Course code:
2001WETAQU
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
55
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Bioinformatics
Course code:
2002WETBIN
Semester:
2E 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 2nd semester
Study domain:
Computer Science
Lecturer(s):
Cell Biology
Course code:
2001WETCEL
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
23
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Estuarine and Coastal Systems
Course code:
2001WETEST
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
55
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Debating Development
Course code:
9009UAOOUD
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:
continuous assessment
Developmental Biology
Course code:
2001WETONT
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
23
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Ecosystem services
Course code:
2201WETESS
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):
Entomology
Course code:
2001WETENT
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Course code:
2001WETGIS
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
60
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Herpetology
Course code:
2001WETHER
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
23
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 odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Island biology
Course code:
2001WETEIL
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
68
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Laboratory Animal Science (Core Module)
Course code:
2075FBDBMW
Semester:
2E SEM
Sequentiality:
Bachelor degree obtained
Contact hours:
66
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biomedical Sciences
Mammalogy
Course code:
2001WETMAM
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Methods in Environmental Biology
Course code:
2001WETMOB
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Microbial Ecology
Course code:
2001WETMEC
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):
Omics techniques
Course code:
2201WETOMT
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
64
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Ornithology
Course code:
2001WETORN
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
40
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Palaeo-ecology
Course code:
2001WETPAL
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Plant Physiology and Functional Morphology
Course code:
2001WETPFM
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
63
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):
Plant-microbe Interactions
Course code:
2001WETPMI
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
23
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Primatology
Course code:
2001WETPRI
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
40
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):
Remote Sensing
Course code:
2001WETTDT
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
40
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Scientific Writing in English
Course code:
2001WETWSE
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
75
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an even year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Vertebrate paleontology
Course code:
2200WETVEP
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):

Option Management & Entrepreneurship

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

Compulsory courses

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

Strategic Business Communication
Course code:
2001FBDOOD
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
52
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Business sciences
Management and organisation
Course code:
2002FBDOOD
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
52
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Business sciences
Financial management and legal aspects
Course code:
2003FBDOOD
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
52
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Business sciences
Lecturer(s):

Compulsory courses

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

Innovation and entrepreneurship
Course code:
2004FBDOOD
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
52
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Business sciences
Lecturer(s):
Process management and quality care
Course code:
2005FBDOOD
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
52
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Business sciences
Lecturer(s):

2022-2023

Model Path 2 years

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

Fundamentals and skills: compulsory courses year 1

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

Biostatistics
Course code:
2001WETBIO
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
75
ECTS-credits:
7 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
196
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Ecology of populations and communities
Course code:
2001WETPOP
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
50
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Environmental biophysics
Course code:
2201WETENB
Semester:
2E 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 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Freshwater ecosystem functioning
Course code:
2201WETFEF
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Terrestrial ecosystem functioning
Course code:
2201WETTEF
Semester:
1E SEM
Sequentiality:
You follow this course in the same year as '2201WETLSK Laboratory skills''
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology

Fundamentals and skills: compulsory courses year 2

You follow this course in year 2 of your master.

Field course
Course code:
2201WETFIC
Semester:
1E SEM
Sequentiality:
The student must have followed 'Freshwater ecosystem functioning' (2201WETFEF) in the previous academic year
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology

Global Change: compulsory courses year 1

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

Drivers of global change
Course code:
2201WETDGC
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
40
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Environmental stress and ecotoxicology
Course code:
2201WETESE
Semester:
2E 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 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Evolutionary responses to global change
Course code:
2201WETERG
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
40
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Global change physiology
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
Experimental Biology Lab
Course code:
2201WETLSK
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Sequentiality:
Terrestrial ecosystem functioning must be taken simultaneously with Laboratory skills.
Contact hours:
112
ECTS-credits:
12 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
336
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Omics in a changing environment
Course code:
2201WETOCE
Semester:
2E 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 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology

Marine ecosystem functioning
Course code:
2201WETMEF
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
24
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 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):

Global Change: compulsory courses year 2

You follow these courses in year 2 of your master.

Coping with global change
Course code:
2201WETCGC
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Ludo Diels
Ecosystem based adaptation to global change
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

Master project Global Change Biology

Students take the Masterproject for 30 ECTS-credits

Master project Global Change Biology including internship
Course code:
2203WETMP3
Semester:
2E SEM
Sequentiality:
Enrollment for the master thesis (or parts of it) is not possible if you are also enrolled in a bachelor or preparatory programme. In case of Exception, contact your faculty.
Contact hours:
300
ECTS-credits:
30 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
840
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Credit required to obtain degree:
Yes
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • - NNB

Optional courses Global Change

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

Academic Literacies for Scientists
Course code:
2000WETSEN
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
28
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Linguistics and Proficiency
Aquatic ecology
Course code:
2001WETAQU
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
55
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Bioinformatics
Course code:
2002WETBIN
Semester:
2E 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 2nd semester
Study domain:
Computer Science
Lecturer(s):
Cell Biology
Course code:
2001WETCEL
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
23
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Coastal and estuarine management
Course code:
2001WETEST
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
55
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Debating development
Course code:
9009UAOOUD
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
Developmental Biology
Course code:
2001WETONT
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
23
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Ecological modelling
Course code:
2001WETECM
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
68
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):
Ecosystem services
Course code:
2201WETESS
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
Entomology
Course code:
2001WETENT
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Geographic information systems (GIS)
Course code:
2001WETGIS
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
60
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Herpetology
Course code:
2001WETHER
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
23
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 odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Island biology
Course code:
2001WETEIL
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
68
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Laboratory Animal Science (core module)
Course code:
2075FBDBMW
Semester:
2E SEM
Sequentiality:
Bachelor degree obtained
Contact hours:
66
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biomedical Sciences
Mammalogy
Course code:
2001WETMAM
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Methods in environmental biology
Course code:
2001WETMOB
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Microbial ecology
Course code:
2001WETMEC
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):
Omics techniques
Course code:
2201WETOMT
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
64
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Ornithology
Course code:
2001WETORN
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
40
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Palaeo-ecology
Course code:
2001WETPAL
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Plant Physiology and Functional Morphology
Course code:
2001WETPFM
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
63
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):
Plant-microbe interactions
Course code:
2001WETPMI
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
23
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Primatology
Course code:
2001WETPRI
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
40
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Remote sensing
Course code:
2001WETTDT
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
40
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Restoration ecology
Course code:
2001WETREC
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
55
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Scientific writing in English
Course code:
2001WETWSE
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
75
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an even year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
System ecology
Course code:
2001WETSYS
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Vertebrate paleontology
Course code:
2200WETVEP
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):

Option Management & Entrepreneurship

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

Compulsory courses

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

Strategic Business Communication
Course code:
2001FBDOOD
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
52
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Business sciences
Management and organisation
Course code:
2002FBDOOD
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
52
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Business sciences
Financial management and legal aspects
Course code:
2003FBDOOD
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
52
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Business sciences
Lecturer(s):

Compulsory courses

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

Innovation and entrepreneurship
Course code:
2004FBDOOD
Semester:
1E SEM
Sequentiality:
Contact hours:
52
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Business sciences
Lecturer(s):
Process management and quality care
Course code:
2005FBDOOD
Semester:
1E SEM
Sequentiality:
Contact hours:
52
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Business sciences
Lecturer(s):

2021-2022

Model Path 2 years

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

Fundamentals and skills: compulsory courses year 1

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

Biostatistics
Course code:
2001WETBIO
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
75
ECTS-credits:
7 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
196
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Ecology of populations and communities
Course code:
2001WETPOP
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
50
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Environmental biophysics
Course code:
2201WETENB
Semester:
2E 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 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Freshwater ecosystem functioning
Course code:
2201WETFEF
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Terrestrial ecosystem functioning
Course code:
2201WETTEF
Semester:
1E SEM
Sequentiality:
You follow this course in the same year as '2201WETLSK Laboratory skills''
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology

Fundamentals and skills: compulsory courses year 2

You follow this course in year 2 of your master.

Field course
Course code:
2201WETFIC
Semester:
1E SEM
Sequentiality:
The student must have followed 'Freshwater ecosystem functioning' (2201WETFEF) in the previous academic year
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology

Global Change: compulsory courses year 1

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

Drivers of global change
Course code:
2201WETDGC
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
40
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Environmental stress and ecotoxicology
Course code:
2201WETESE
Semester:
2E 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 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Evolutionary responses to global change
Course code:
2201WETERG
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
40
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Global change physiology
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
Laboratory skills
Course code:
2201WETLSK
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
112
ECTS-credits:
12 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
336
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Omics in a changing environment
Course code:
2201WETOCE
Semester:
2E 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 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology

Global Change: compulsory courses year 2

You follow these courses in year 2 of your master.

Coping with global change
Course code:
2201WETCGC
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Ludo Diels
Ecosystem based adaptation to global change
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
Marine ecosystem functioning
Course code:
2201WETMEF
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
24
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):

Master project Global Change Biology

Students take the Masterproject for 30 ECTS-credits

Master project Global Change Biology including internship
Course code:
2203WETMP3
Semester:
2E SEM
Sequentiality:
Enrollment for the master thesis (or parts of it) is not possible if you are also enrolled in a bachelor or preparatory programme. In case of Exception, contact your faculty.
Contact hours:
300
ECTS-credits:
30 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
840
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Credit required to obtain degree:
Yes
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • - NNB

Optional courses Global Change

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

Academic Literacies for Scientists
Course code:
2000WETSEN
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
28
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Linguistics and Proficiency
Aquatic ecology
Course code:
2001WETAQU
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
55
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Bioinformatics
Course code:
2002WETBIN
Semester:
2E 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 2nd semester
Study domain:
Computer Science
Lecturer(s):
Cell Biology
Course code:
2001WETCEL
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
23
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Coastal and estuarine management
Course code:
2001WETEST
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
55
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Debating development
Course code:
9009UAOOUD
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
Developmental Biology
Course code:
2001WETONT
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
23
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Ecological modelling
Course code:
2001WETECM
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
68
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):
Ecosystem services
Course code:
2201WETESS
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
Entomology
Course code:
2001WETENT
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Geographic information systems (GIS)
Course code:
2001WETGIS
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
60
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Herpetology
Course code:
2001WETHER
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
23
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 odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Island biology
Course code:
2001WETEIL
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
68
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Mammalogy
Course code:
2001WETMAM
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Methods in environmental biology
Course code:
2001WETMOB
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Microbial ecology
Course code:
2001WETMEC
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):
Omics techniques
Course code:
2201WETOMT
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
64
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
Ornithology
Course code:
2001WETORN
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
40
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Palaeo-ecology
Course code:
2001WETPAL
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Plant Physiology and Functional Morphology
Course code:
2001WETPFM
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
63
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):
Plant-microbe interactions
Course code:
2001WETPMI
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
23
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Primatology
Course code:
2001WETPRI
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
40
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
Remote sensing
Course code:
2001WETTDT
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
40
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Restoration ecology
Course code:
2001WETREC
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
55
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Scientific writing in English
Course code:
2001WETWSE
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
75
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an even year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
System ecology
Course code:
2001WETSYS
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Laboratory Animal Science (core module)
Course code:
2075FBDBMW
Semester:
2E SEM
Sequentiality:
Bachelor degree obtained
Contact hours:
66
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biomedical Sciences

Option Management & Entrepreneurship

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

Compulsory courses

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

Strategic Business Communication
Course code:
2001FBDOOD
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
52
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Business sciences
Lecturer(s):
  • Rebecca Van Herck
Management and organisation
Course code:
2002FBDOOD
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
52
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Business sciences
Financial management and legal aspects
Course code:
2003FBDOOD
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
52
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Business sciences
Lecturer(s):

Compulsory courses

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

Innovation and entrepreneurship
Course code:
2004FBDOOD
Semester:
1E SEM
Sequentiality:
Contact hours:
52
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Business sciences
Lecturer(s):
Process management and quality care
Course code:
2005FBDOOD
Semester:
1E SEM
Sequentiality:
Contact hours:
52
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Business sciences
Lecturer(s):

2020-2021

Model Path 2 years

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

Fundamentals and skills: compulsory courses year 1

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

Biostatistics
Course code:
2001WETBIO
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
75
ECTS-credits:
7 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
196
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Ecology of populations and communities
Course code:
2001WETPOP
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
50
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Environmental biophysics
Course code:
2201WETENB
Semester:
2E 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 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Freshwater ecosystem functioning
Course code:
2201WETFEF
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Terrestrial ecosystem functioning
Course code:
2201WETTEF
Semester:
1E SEM
Sequentiality:
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology

Fundamentals and skills: compulsory courses year 2

You follow this course in year 2 of your master.

Field course
Course code:
2201WETFIC
Semester:
1E SEM
Sequentiality:
The student must have followed 'Freshwater ecosystem functioning' (2201WETFEF) in the previous academic year
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology

Global Change: compulsory courses year 1

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

Drivers of global change
Course code:
2201WETDGC
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
40
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Environmental stress and ecotoxicology
Course code:
2201WETESE
Semester:
2E 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 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Evolutionary responses to global change
Course code:
2201WETERG
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
40
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Global change physiology
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
Laboratory skills
Course code:
2201WETLSK
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
112
ECTS-credits:
12 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
336
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Omics in a changing environment
Course code:
2201WETOCE
Semester:
2E 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 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology

Global Change: compulsory courses year 2

You follow these courses in year 2 of your master.

Coping with global change
Course code:
2201WETCGC
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Ludo Diels
Ecosystem based adaptation to global change
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
Marine ecosystem functioning
Course code:
2201WETMEF
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
24
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):

Master project Global Change Biology

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

Master project Global Change Biology including internship
Course code:
2203WETMP3
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
300
ECTS-credits:
30 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
840
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Credit required to obtain degree:
Yes
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • - NNB
Master project Global Change Biology part 1
Course code:
2201WETMP1
Semester:
2E SEM
ECTS-credits:
10 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
280
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Credit required to obtain degree:
Yes
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • - NNB
Master project Global Change Biology including internship part 2
Course code:
2202WETMP2
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
180
ECTS-credits:
20 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
560
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Credit required to obtain degree:
Yes
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • - NNB

Optional courses Global Change

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

Academic Literacies for Scientists
Course code:
2000WETSEN
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
28
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Linguistics and Proficiency
Aquatic ecology
Course code:
2001WETAQU
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
55
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Bioinformatics
Course code:
2002WETBIN
Semester:
2E 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 2nd semester
Study domain:
Computer Science
Lecturer(s):
Cell Biology
Course code:
2001WETCEL
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
23
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Coastal and estuarine management
Course code:
2001WETEST
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
55
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Debating development
Course code:
9009UAOOUD
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
Developmental Biology
Course code:
2001WETONT
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
23
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Ecological modelling
Course code:
2001WETECM
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
68
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):
Ecosystem services
Course code:
2201WETESS
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
Entomology
Course code:
2001WETENT
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Geographic information systems (GIS)
Course code:
2001WETGIS
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
60
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Herpetology
Course code:
2001WETHER
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
23
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 odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Island biology
Course code:
2001WETEIL
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
68
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Mammalogy
Course code:
2001WETMAM
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Meteorology, climatology and global change
Course code:
2001WETMKG
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Methods in environmental biology
Course code:
2001WETMOB
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Microbial ecology
Course code:
2001WETMEC
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):
Omics techniques
Course code:
2201WETOMT
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
64
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
Ornithology
Course code:
2001WETORN
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
40
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Palaeo-ecology
Course code:
2001WETPAL
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Plant Physiology and Functional Morphology
Course code:
2001WETPFM
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
63
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):
Plant-microbe interactions
Course code:
2001WETPMI
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
23
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Primatology
Course code:
2001WETPRI
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
40
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
Remote sensing
Course code:
2001WETTDT
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
40
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Restoration ecology
Course code:
2001WETREC
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
55
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Scientific writing in English
Course code:
2001WETWSE
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
75
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an even year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
System ecology
Course code:
2001WETSYS
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):

Option Management & Entrepreneurship

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

Compulsory courses

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

Strategic Business Communication
Course code:
2001FBDOOD
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
52
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Business sciences
Lecturer(s):
Management and organisation
Course code:
2002FBDOOD
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
52
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Business sciences
Financial management and legal aspects
Course code:
2003FBDOOD
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
52
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Business sciences
Lecturer(s):

Compulsory courses

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

Innovation and entrepreneurship
Course code:
2004FBDOOD
Semester:
1E SEM
Sequentiality:
Contact hours:
52
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Business sciences
Lecturer(s):
Process management and quality care
Course code:
2005FBDOOD
Semester:
1E SEM
Sequentiality:
Contact hours:
52
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Business sciences
Lecturer(s):

2019-2020

Model Path 2 years

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

Fundamentals and skills: compulsory courses year 1

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

Biostatistics
Course code:
2001WETBIO
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
75
ECTS-credits:
7 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
196
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Ecology of populations and communities
Course code:
2001WETPOP
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
50
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Environmental biophysics
Course code:
2201WETENB
Semester:
2E 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 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Freshwater ecosystem functioning
Course code:
2201WETFEF
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Terrestrial ecosystem functioning
Course code:
2201WETTEF
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology

Fundamentals and skills: compulsory courses year 2

You follow this course in year 2 of your master.

Field course
Course code:
2201WETFIC
Semester:
1E SEM
Sequentiality:
The student must have followed 'Freshwater ecosystem functioning' (2201WETFEF) in the previous academic year
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology

Global Change: compulsory courses year 1

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

Drivers of global change
Course code:
2201WETDGC
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
40
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Environmental stress and ecotoxicology
Course code:
2201WETESE
Semester:
2E 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 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Evolutionary responses to global change
Course code:
2201WETERG
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
40
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Global change physiology
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
Laboratory skills
Course code:
2201WETLSK
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
112
ECTS-credits:
12 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
336
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st and/or 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Omics in a changing environment
Course code:
2201WETOCE
Semester:
2E 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 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology

Global Change: compulsory courses year 2

You follow these courses in year 2 of your master.

Coping with global change
Course code:
2201WETCGC
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • Ludo Diels
Ecosystem based adaptation to global change
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
Marine ecosystem functioning
Course code:
2201WETMEF
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
24
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):

Master project Global Change Biology

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

Master project Global Change Biology including internship
Course code:
2203WETMP3
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
300
ECTS-credits:
30 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
840
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Credit required to obtain degree:
Yes
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • - NNB
Master project Global Change Biology part 1
Course code:
2201WETMP1
Semester:
2E SEM
ECTS-credits:
10 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
280
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Credit required to obtain degree:
Yes
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • - NNB
Master project Global Change Biology including internship part 2
Course code:
2202WETMP2
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
180
ECTS-credits:
20 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
560
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Credit required to obtain degree:
Yes
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
  • - NNB

Optional courses Global Change

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

Academic Literacies for Scientists
Course code:
2000WETSEN
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
28
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Linguistics and Proficiency
Aquatic ecology
Course code:
2001WETAQU
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
55
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Bioinformatics
Course code:
2002WETBIN
Semester:
2E 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 2nd semester
Study domain:
Computer Science
Lecturer(s):
Cell Biology
Course code:
2001WETCEL
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
23
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Coastal and estuarine management
Course code:
2001WETEST
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
55
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Debating Development
Course code:
9009UAOOUD
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
Developmental Biology
Course code:
2001WETONT
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
23
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Ecological modelling
Course code:
2001WETECM
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
68
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):
Ecosystem services
Course code:
2201WETESS
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
Entomology
Course code:
2001WETENT
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Geographic information systems (GIS)
Course code:
2001WETGIS
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
60
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Herpetology
Course code:
2001WETHER
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
23
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 odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Island biology
Course code:
2001WETEIL
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
68
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Credit and exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Mammalogy
Course code:
2001WETMAM
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Meteorology, climatology and global change
Course code:
2001WETMKG
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
30
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an even year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Methods in environmental biology
Course code:
2001WETMOB
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Microbial ecology
Course code:
2001WETMEC
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):
Omics techniques
Course code:
2201WETOMT
Semester:
1E/2E SEM
Contact hours:
64
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):
Ornithology
Course code:
2001WETORN
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
40
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an odd year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Palaeo-ecology
Course code:
2001WETPAL
Semester:
1E 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 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Plant Physiology and Functional Morphology
Course code:
2001WETPFM
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
63
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):
Plant-microbe interactions
Course code:
2001WETPMI
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
23
ECTS-credits:
3 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
84
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Primatology
Course code:
2001WETPRI
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
40
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
Remote sensing
Course code:
2001WETTDT
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
40
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
No contract restriction
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):
Restoration ecology
Course code:
2001WETREC
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
55
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
Scientific writing in English
Course code:
2001WETWSE
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
75
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Bi-annual course:
Taught in academic years starting in an even year
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Biology
System ecology
Course code:
2001WETSYS
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
45
ECTS-credits:
4 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
112
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
English
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Biology
Lecturer(s):

Option Management & Entrepreneurship

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

Compulsory courses

30 ECTS-credits

Financial management and legal aspects
Course code:
2003FBDOOD
Semester:
2E SEM
Contact hours:
52
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 2nd semester
Study domain:
Business sciences
Innovation and entrepreneurship
Course code:
2004FBDOOD
Semester:
1E SEM
Sequentiality:
Contact hours:
52
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Business sciences
Lecturer(s):
Management and organisation
Course code:
2002FBDOOD
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
52
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Business sciences
Lecturer(s):
Process management and quality care
Course code:
2005FBDOOD
Semester:
1E SEM
Sequentiality:
Contact hours:
52
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Business sciences
Lecturer(s):
Strategic Business Communication
Course code:
2001FBDOOD
Semester:
1E SEM
Contact hours:
52
ECTS-credits:
6 ECTS-credits
Study load (hours):
168
Contract restrictions:
Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:
Dutch
Exam Period:
exam in the 1st semester
Study domain:
Business sciences
Lecturer(s):