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Master of Biology: Biodiversity, Conservation and Restoration
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.

Fundamentals and skills

Biostatistics7sp1st semester
Van Dongen, Stefan
Ecology of populations and communities6sp2nd semester
Leirs, Herwig
Field course3sp1st semester
Meire, Patrick
Freshwater ecosystem functioning3sp2nd semester
Meire, Patrick
Geographic information systems (GIS)4sp1st semester
Temmerman, Stijn
Landscape ecology4sp2nd semester
van Diggelen, Ruurd
Plant and soil ecology6sp1st semester
Nijs, Ivan

Conservation and restoration in practice

Conservation genetics6sp2nd semester
Pereboom, Zjef
Conservation and society5sp1st semester
van Diggelen, Ruurd
Habitat conservation4sp1st semester
van Diggelen, Ruurd
Restoration ecology4sp2nd semester
van Diggelen, Ruurd
Species conservation and management6sp1st semester
Leirs, Herwig

Conservation Internship

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

Internship10sp2nd semester
NNB, -


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

Master project biology: part 110sp2nd semester
NNB, -
Master Project Biology including internship30sp2nd semester
NNB, -
Master Project Biology: part 2 including internship20sp2nd semester
NNB, -

List of optional courses

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

Academic Literacies for Scientists3sp1st semester
Van Hout, Tom
Bio-accoustics4sp2nd semester
Eens, Marcel
Bio-mechanics4sp2nd semester
Aerts, Peter
Ecomorphology3sp2nd semester
Aerts, Peter
Behaviour: seminar and skills4sp2nd semester
Eens, Marcel
Island biology6sp2nd semester
Van Damme, Raoul
Human behaviour4sp2nd semester
Van Dongen, Stefan
Stevens, Jeroen
Meteorology, climatology and global change4sp2nd semester
Janssens, Ivan
Methods in environmental biology3sp2nd semester
Nijs, Ivan
Plant-microbe interactions3sp2nd semester
Prinsen, Els
Scientific writing in English6sp2nd semester
Van De Poel, Kris
System ecology4sp1st semester
Nijs, Ivan