At the VUB, we offer a strong, research-focused and thesis-based Master programme in which graduate students interact closely with their teachers and supervisors from the first day of their entry. In addition, being located in the heart of Europe, Belgium ensures the proximity of academic and medical institutions, biotechnological know-how, and government agencies to offer the ideal intellectual and career environment.
The programme includes the following profiles students can choose from:
1. Genetics, Cell and Developmental Biology
This profile introduces students to the study of animal and plant development, microbiology, cell signalling pathways, cytoskeleton dynamics, cancer biology, virology and immunology. More information about this specialization can be found here
2. Environment, Biodiversity and Ecosystems
This profile allows students to gain experience in the research methods used to study the evolution and ecology of organisms found in terrestrial, freshwater and coastal ecosystems. More information about this specialization can be found here
This unique profile addresses biology students with a passion for amphibians and reptiles. An international team of visiting scientists organizes lectures on diversity, ecology, physiology, behaviour, evolution and conservation biology and prepares students for a professional career in herpetology. More information about this specialization can be found here
4. Human Ecology
This profile focuses on the interaction between humans and their natural environment. More information about this specialization can be found here
5. Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems (Tropimundo)
In this profile, students are able to concentrate on botany, zoology and integrative ecosystem approaches in institutions worldwide. More information about this specialization can be found here
The Master of Science in Biology is open to holders of a Bachelor degree in Biology.
For other academic bachelors in science, applied science and life sciences (e.g. BSc in Environmental Sciences, BSc in Biotechnology, etc.), equivalency will be evaluated based on scientific competencies and skills.
HOW TO APPLY
In order to apply, you have to fill in the online application form
More information can be found on the Vrije Universiteit Brussel official website
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Last updated December 20, 2017