If this is an area that interests you, and you want to make a contribution to science and sustainability, a Master’s programme in Ecology and Evolution at VU Amsterdam is for you.
You'll study ecology from a plant, animal, fungal, bacterial and systems perspective. You’ll also explore ecological and evolutionary processes at a molecular level and on a regional and global scale. In addition, you’ll carry out field observations and experiments to identify evolutionary and/or ecosystem patterns and functions.
The Master takes two years and is taught in English. In the first year you’ll study ecology and evolution, as well as undertake your first internship. In the second year you’ll choose one of the following specialisations:
- Ecology & Evolution
- International Master Biodiversity, Ecology & Evolution (IMABEE)
- Science Communication
- Science in Society
- Science Education
Note: This Master is now still listed under its old name (Ecology) in the study guide. In order to better match the name of the programme with the content, a name change (Ecology and Evolution) is underway and expected to be effective by September 2022.