How does climate change affect whales and seals? How does overfishing influence marine food webs? How do we restore and protect the Wadden Sea?
The two-year selective master of science degree program 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 program fitting your personal preferences and career plans. The program also offers a business and policy oriented track.
Our flexible Master's degree program 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 program is heavily research focused. We offer research opportunities with UG staff in the following areas (names of principle investigators in parentheses):
To learn in more detail about the research opportunities at NIOZ and elsewhere, check out the Research Tab (below).
This selective master program 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 program Biology.