Marine Biology

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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How does increasing temperatures affect whales and seals? How does overfishing influence marine food-webs? How do we restore and protect the Wadden Sea?

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMSc Marine Biology
typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60609
numerus fixusnee
honoursnee

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.

What is the University of Groningen doing in Antarctica?

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

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Studieprogramma

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profielen

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.

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet20% zelfstudie
20% theorie
60% praktijk
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
study abroad
Exchange: 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

startmomenten

1 september 2019

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2019
wettelijk tarief : € 2083 (€1042 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 14650
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14600

1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 mei 2020
collegegeld nog niet bekend

The Admissions Board will decide whether you can be admitted to the Master's degree programme.

Please fill out the application form (for Dutch students and 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:

  • Biology
  • Research Methodology
  • Major (in any of the following domains: biology, ecology, evolution, theoretical biology, behaviour, marine biology, molecular biology, genetics)

Provide the names and affiliation of two persons that may be asked for reference (use 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.




toelatingseisen

basiskennis
English proficiency on VWO level is required.

vooropleiding
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

studie kosten
bron: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
bedrag kostenpost
€ 9500levensonderhoudper jaar
€ 75inschrijvingsgeldin het eerste jaar
€ 500studiematerialenper jaar
€ 750visa/permitvoor de gehele opleiding

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
bedragkostenpost
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

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
bron: StudieData

studievereniging

GLV Idun
GLV 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

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

MSc Marine Biology students performing measurements in the Baltic Sea

studenten
onderzoeker
Genome of the flowering plant that returned to the sea

Research on paddlefish
onderzoeker
Finding out how paddlefish gills work

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

studentoordelen

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2017
deze
opleiding
landelijk
algemeen oordeel4.14.1
inhoud3.83.8
docenten4.14.1
studiefaciliteiten3.73.7
studielast4.04.0
studiebegeleiding3.83.8
De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2017 hebben meer dan 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Marine Biology aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 15 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.1 uit 5.

Na de studie

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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.

aansluitende masteropleidingen

instellingopleidinginstroomeisen
Radboud UniversiteitLeraar Biologie educationalgeen aanvullende eisen
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Universiteit LeidenLeraar VHO in Biologie educationalgeen aanvullende eisen
Universiteit LeidenLeraar VHO in Biologie part-time geen aanvullende eisen
UULeraar VHO scheikunde full-time,part-time educational+ 30 EC pre-master
Amsterdam UVALerarenopleiding Biologie part-time educationalgeen aanvullende eisen
Amsterdam UVALerarenopleiding Scheikunde educational+ 21 EC pre-master
TU EindhovenLeraar VHO Scheikunde educational+ 27 EC pre-master
TU DelftLeraar VHO Scheikunde educational+ 27 EC pre-master
bron: doorstroommatrix.nl

Potentiële beroepen

phd research position
research and management related to marine biology
work in the public sector
bron: StudieData

Contact

Academic Advisor

For questions regarding the programme

sciencemasters@rug.nl

For international students who are interested in a Campus Tour or have other practical questions

Meer informatie?
Bezoek de website van deze opleiding.

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