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The two-year selective Master's degree programme in Marine Biology focuses on life in our planet's seas and oceans. Whether you are interested in biological oceanography, conservation of marine mammals, or coastal marine ecology, we offer plenty opportunities to receive a solid academic training in marine biological research. Together with your mentor (who will be a professor in marine biology) you can design your own study programme to fit your personal preferences.
Our flexible Master's degree programme is open for all students with a Bachelor's degree in Biology. We offer a number of mandatory master courses which are jointly taught by several research groups in Marine Biology at the University of Groningen, and in close co-operation with the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (Texel, Yerseke). In addition you can select a number of facultative courses which may be discipline oriented, geographically oriented, or (research) skills oriented.
The programme is strongly research oriented. You will conduct two research projects under the supervision of experienced researchers. The first projects will be executed at University of Groningen or NIOZ, the second project can be done anywhere in the world as long as it meets our academic standards. For example, our students have performed projects on the Great Barrier Reef, in the Wadden Sea, the Baltic, Mediterranean, up to the Antarctic.
The selective Master's programme is designed for students who are able to keep up with the study pace of the cohort that starts in September. Students who would like start during the academic year and / or aim for a career that focuses on the business and policy side of science are referred to our Master’s programme Biology.
Waarom aan de RUG?
- Wadden Sea nearby: unique in the world (on UNESCO World Heritage list)
- Focus on Biology! Research projects on the level of cells, organisms, populations and communities in seas and oceans
- In cooperation with the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ)
- Throughout the year opportunities to start your individual programme
- Our faculty is the home of the 2016 Nobel Prize Winner in Chemistry, Ben Feringa, and the Nobel Prize winner in Physics, Frits Zernike
profiel Research profile
This is a 2-year programme of 60 credits (ECTs) per year. You start with 3 mandatory courses: Principles of Biological Oceanography, Principles of Marine Ecology and Principles of Marine Conservation.
These are all 5 ECTs courses. In addition we offer a series of specialized courses in Marine Biology. These courses cover topics including marine community ecology, marine modelling, applied marine biology or marine evolution whereas other courses are geographically oriented (polar ecosystems, Mediterranean rocky shores). Many of our courses are field oriented.
Apart from specialized marine courses you can also choose skills oriented (analytical, statistical) courses. Courses will be taught by lecturers from various research institutes, as well as external experts (mainly NIOZ). After a series of compulsory and facultative courses (in total 40 ECTs max), students will start their first research project. The programme is strongly research oriented and students complete two research projects (typically 40 ECTs and 30 ECTs). The first project is executed at University of Groningen or NIOZ, whereas the second project can be executed anywhere in the world (but needs to be discussed and approved by the student's mentor!). In the final stage of their master, students write an essay and prepare a colloquium (both 5 ECTs).
profiel Science, Business & Policy
Interested in the business side of science? You can combine this Master's programme with the Science Business & Policy profile. The SBP profile includes a six-month internship as a scientific advisor.
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study abroadExchange: All our science and engineering programmes offer study abroad possibilities at a number of partner institutions, often as a second research project. Our partners include top-100 universities in Europe (for example in Germany, UK, and Sweden) and in the USA, China, South-East Asia, and South America.
Toelating en kosten
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 14650
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14600
aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend
Please fill out the application form (for Dutch students or for international students) to explain why you choose to apply for this Master's degree programme (questions to be addressed are outlined on the form).
Use the application form to describe your education in:
- Research Methodology
- Major (in any of the following domains: biology, ecology, evolution, theoretical biology, behaviour, marine biology, molecular biology, genetics)
Provide two reference letters (non EU applicants) or provide the names of those we may contact for reference (EU applicants) using the application form,
Provide a bachelor thesis or another individually written report of an academic assignment. If such a report is not available an assignment will be given by the Admission Board.
English proficiency on VWO level is required.
Please note: this Master's degree programme has a selection procedure!
An academic Bachelor's degree in any field of Biological Sciences including a major in any of the following domains: biology, ecology, evolution, theoretical biology, behaviour, marine biology, molecular biology, genetics. Holders of a Dutch HBO Bachelor's degree have to apply for a pre-master programme Biology and may be selected for Marine Biology after completion of the pre-master programme.
Information about admission possibilities and requirements for students from a Dutch HBO institute is published on: https://www.rug.nl/fse/msc-admission
estimated monthly costs
|€||303||kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde|
|€||172||collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar|
|€||80||studieboeken en -spullen|
|€||77||uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen|
|€||132||vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie|
|€||42||vervoernaast de OV-kaart|
|€||1171||totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181|
Studenten en studentenleven
|46||studenten volgen deze opleiding|
|59%||daarvan is vrouw|
|7||eerstejaars gestart in 2017|
|100%||daarvan is vrouw|
|29331||studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen|
|51%||daarvan is vrouw|
GLV IdunGLV Idun is the study association for students taking programmes in Biology and Life Science & Technology at the University of Groningen.
The association boasts more than 1,500 members and organizes study-related and social activities all year round. These include parties and drinks, as well as an annual conference, regular lunchtime lectures and a quarterly newsletter featuring scientific publications.
Op kamers in Groningen
|€ 303||gemiddelde kamerprijs|
|21 m2||gemiddelde kameroppervlak|
aan het woord
MSc Marine Biology students performing measurements in the Baltic Sea
Genome of the flowering plant that returned to the sea
Research on paddlefishonderzoeker
Finding out how paddlefish gills work
Feiten en / studie in cijfers
Na de studie
Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt
- About one third of the graduates continue in academic research with the pursuit of their PhD degree in The Netherlands or abroad.
- About one third of the graduates continue in various kinds of research and management related to fisheries and coastal zone management.
- About one third of the graduates work in the public sector, for example in journalism, teaching or communication.
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|Universiteit Leiden||Leraar VHO in Biologie part-time||geen aanvullende eisen|
|UU||Leraar VHO scheikunde full-time,part-time educational||+ 30 EC pre-master|
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|Amsterdam UVA||Lerarenopleiding Biologie part-time educational||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Amsterdam UVA||Lerarenopleiding Scheikunde educational||+ 21 EC pre-master|
|TU Eindhoven||Leraar VHO Scheikunde educational||+ 27 EC pre-master|
|TU Delft||Leraar VHO Scheikunde educational||+ 27 EC pre-master|