Research course

Conservation and Restoration Ecology (specialisation)

Radboud University · Faculty of Science
MSc by research

Entry requirements

A completed Bachelor's degree

Entering the Master’s specialisation in Communities and Ecosystems requires a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Environmental Sciences or a related field of science.

An international degree has to be equivalent to a Dutch university diploma. The Examination Board will determine if an international student has the required knowledge to be admitted, and if the student is required to follow specific courses from the Bachelor's programme to eliminate possible deficiencies.

A proficiency in English

In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English.This requirement has been satisfied when the student meets the conditions, listed on our website.

Months of entry


Course content

In the Master’s specialisation in Conservation and Restoration Ecology, you’ll get insight into 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.

The programme has a strong focus on research. As a student, you can conduct research on topics that you are passionate about. Students can take advantage of the programme's connection to the Institute for Water and Wetland Research (IWWR) in Nijmegen, or they

What will you learn?

  • Learn about latest research in ecosystem management and wetland microbiology
  • Get hands-on experience with excursions to institutes and organisations
  • Learn about common modelling and data analysis methods
  • Get valuable experience designing, conducting and presenting your own research

Career prospects

Graduates from this programme can find work as researchers, consultants or policy advisors for different institutions;

  • Universities or research institutes
  • Advisor or consultant to private companies
  • Researcher at a government organisation or NGO
  • Policy officers
  • Communications officers
  • Secondary school teachers

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

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Fees and funding

UK students
€ 18,296
International students
EU €2,530 p/a Non EU € 18,296 p/a

There are various scholarships available for studying at Radboud University. Some of the opportunities are described below. A full list, including detailed information, can be found on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc by research
    full time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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