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Study programme

An ecosystem is consists of numerous plants, animals and micro-organisms, influenced by soil and water characteristics, weather conditions and human intervention. In this Master’s specialisation you’ll get insight in the relations between different communities and how they react to environmental stress. This fundamental knowledge can be applied in nature conservation and restoration or in nature-based industrial processes, for example water purification. The first period in the first year contains five compulsory courses . You can compose the rest of the programme with specialisation courses and free electives, (two) internships, a literature thesis, writing a research proposal or a field course in Switzerland or Sweden.


  • Curriculum of Conservation and Restoration Ecology

    The Master’s specialisation in Conservation and Restoration Ecology has a course load of 120 EC (two years). It comprises of compulsory courses, supplemented by electives. The biggest part of your programme consists of your Master's internship(s), which includes practical work and reporting, as well as a literature thesis or a field course abroad.

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Study abroad

During your Master's programme, you will have the opportunity to go abroad for your studies, internship and/or thesis. You will learn to look at things from the perspective of a different culture and you will meet new people; it is an experience that will enrich your life. What’s more, it will look great on your CV. Please see the Radboud International web page for information about meetings, scholarships, internships and other practical information.

Additional challenge

Do you want an extra challenge during your studies? Do you find it interesting to think about current, social themes from different academic perspectives? Discover what the Radboud Honours Academy has to offer to achieve your maximum potential during your time as a student.