Research course

Communities and Ecosystems (specialisation)

Radboud University · Faculty of Science
MSc by research

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

An ecosystem is a complex equilibrium consisting of numerous plants, animals and micro-organisms, influenced by soil and water characteristics, weather conditions and human intervention. In this Master’s specialisation in Communities and Ecosystems, you’ll get insight in the relations between different communities and how they react to environmental stress, such as drought, nutrient shortage or eutrophication. This fundamental knowledge can be applied in nature protection and restoration or in nature-based industrial processes, such as water purification.

With two internships, there’s a strong focus on research. Some students choose to perform research at the leading Institute for Water and Wetland Research (IWWR) in Nijmegen, while others rather work at a company, water authority or NGO. How do you want to make your contribution to nature? We’ll help you find a topic and internship organisation in your field of interest.

*This is an specialisation of the Master's in Biology

Fees and funding

UK students
£1.515,00 (€ 1,984)
International students
£ 7.328,00 (€ 10,137)

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

full time
24 months

Course contact details

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