Ecology MSc

The aim of the Master programme Ecology is to provide you with the knowledge, skills and insight required to operate as an independent professional and to be a suitable candidate for a subsequent course of study leading to a career in Ecological research. After having completed the programme, you will have developed a critical scientific approach and an awareness of the ethical and societal aspects of Ecology.

The programme has two specialisations: ‘Ecology and Evolution’ and ‘Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology’. These specialisations are organised in close cooperation with the University of Amsterdam (UvA). This implies that some (course) components will take place at the Science Park of UvA and others at the VU campus. In all courses teachers of both universities will be participating.

Each course is given at one or the other university, so teachers move between classes. In general elective courses are given every two years (except Adaptive Dynamics and Biodiversity and Landscapes that can be taken every year).

When registered in the MSc Ecology programme of the VU you will also automatically be registered as a ‘bijvakstudent’ at the UvA (similarly for UvA students). You will thus be assigned a VUnetID and a UvAnetID. You should enrol for VU (course) components at: using your VUnetID and for UvA (course) components: with your UvAnetID.

You can find the content, study load and other details of each of the course modules in the course descriptions in this guide.

You can find all regulations applying to the classes and examinations of the Master’s programme in Ecology in the Academic and Examination Regulations of the Master’s Programme Ecology at VUnet.

Note: Not every course is given each year, so please consult the year schedules for further information.

More information

  • All compulsory courses and electives you find in the year schedule;
  • A complete description of the programme you find in the Teaching and Examination Regulations;
  • For more information about the programma you can contact the academic advisor (VU students only);
  • As a VU student you need to register for all courses via VUnet. Only after you completed your enrollment for the study programme you can register for courses;
  • More information on all the courses you find through the links below.
M Ecology
Naam opleidingsdeel Code
M Ecology specialisation Ecology and Evolution AM_ECOL_EE
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