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The two-year selective Master's degree programme in Marine Biology focuses on life in our seas and oceans. Whether you are interested in biological oceanography, conservation of marine mammals, coastal marine ecology or genomics, we offer plenty opportunity to receive a well-founded, expansive research-focused academic training in marine biology. Together with your mentor (a professor in the marine biology programme) you will design your own tailored study programme fitting your personal preferences and career plans. The programme also offers a business and policy oriented track.
Our flexible Master's degree programme is open to students with a Bachelor's degree in Biology. We offer a number of mandatory master courses, taught by experienced staff from several research institutes (GELIFES, ESRIG) at the UG and the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ). In addition, we offer elective courses across a wide range of research disciplines, habitats and skill types.
The master programme is heavily research focused. We offer research opportunities with UG staff in the following areas (names of principle investigators in parentheses):
- Marine Ecology (Eriksson)
- Marine Evolution and Conservation (Palsbøll)
- Tropical Marine Evolutionary Ecology (van der Meij)
- Marine Conservation Ecology (Govers)
- Marine Polar Phytoplankton (van de Poll)
- Climate and the Marine Carbon Cycle (Bintanja)
- Marine zoology and Biomimetics (Stamhuis)
- Marine Algae and the Sulphur cycle (Stefels)
- Marine environment and policy (Science, Business and Policy track, de Boer)
To learn in more detail about the research opportunities at NIOZ and elsewhere, check out the Research Tab (below).
This selective master programme in marine biology is designed for students to start in September as part of an annual cohort. Students who would like start during the academic year are referred to the 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
track Research profile
This is a 2-year programme of 60 credits (ECTs) per year.
You will start with 3 mandatory courses: Principles of Biological Oceanography, Principles of Marine Biology and Principles of Population Genetics in Natural Populations.
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).
For the complete curriculum, please see: https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=6404
track 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.
For the complete curriculum, please see: https://www.rug.nl/ocasys/rug/vak/showpos?opleiding=6405
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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 2022
collegegeld nog niet bekend
Please fill out the checklist to explain why you choose to apply for this Master's degree programme (questions to be addressed are outlined on the form).
Use the checklist to describe your pre-education.
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 Board of Admissions.
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 (Groninger levenswetenschappenvereniging Idun) is the study association for bachelor and master students in the Life Sciences at the University of Groningen.
The association has 20 committees and organizes over 175 activities. The association has multiple purposes for its members; support in education, organizing social events, providing insights in future career paths, etc. Activities include parties and drinks, as wellThe members of a study association are characterized by their study program, contrary to a student association of which the members' study program is not relevant. Joining a study association gives an extra dimension to your student life in Groningen!
Op kamers in Groningen
|€ 303||gemiddelde kamerprijs|
|21 m2||gemiddelde kameroppervlak|
aan het woord
Researchers performing phytoplankton sampling in the Antarctic
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.
|UU||Leraar VHO biologie full-time,part-time educational||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Universiteit Leiden||Leraar VHO in Biologie educational||geen aanvullende eisen|
|UU||Leraar VHO scheikunde full-time,part-time educational||+ 30 EC pre-master|
|Amsterdam UVA||Lerarenopleiding Biologie educational||geen aanvullende eisen|
|Amsterdam UVA||Lerarenopleiding Scheikunde part-time educational||geen aanvullende eisen|
|TU Eindhoven||Leraar VHO Scheikunde educational||+ 27 EC pre-master|
|TU Delft||Leraar VHO Scheikunde educational||+ 27 EC pre-master|