Aquatical Ecology

MasterWater and Environment

Become an environmental expert and analyse the human impact on nature. You will learn to unravel the effects of stressors - like carbon dioxide emission or toxic pesticides - and connect scientific findings to societal implications or policies.

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Something for you?

  • This specialisation is connected to the Radboud Institute for Biological and Environmental Sciences (RIBES), a leading institute in research on environmental, nature and water issues.
  • Radboud University has tight relationships with environmental authorities (PBL, RIVM), waterboards, and NGO's (e.g. Natuurplaza).
  • With two internships, you will get a thorough background in academic research.
  • There is a lot of attention for your personal development, with an orientation course focussing on your future career and extensive one-on-one contact with your supervisors.
Why in Nijmegen?
Water research

Admission requirements

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What will you learn

In this specialisation you will dive into ecological issues on all size scales and connecting scientific findings to societal implications or environmental policies. You will be trained to become an environmental expert, analysing the human impact on nature. You will learn to unravel the effects of stressors - like carbon dioxide emission or toxic pesticide - to connect scientific findings to societal implications or environmental policies. During your two internships within the specialisation, you will be responsible for your own experiments, surveys and (model) analysis, under the supervision of one of our top researchers at the RIBES.

Study programme

Future career opportunities

You will be trained to become an environmental, water or nature expert, analysing the impact of mankind on ecosystem and human health. You’ll learn to unravel the effects of such stressors on all size scales, from cells to ecosystems. This all-encompassing view is a great advantage at the job market, where there’s a great need for environmental experts who can make the connection between science and society. Think of researchers, policy-makers, risk analysers or project managers. Because we focus on aquatic ecosystems and wetlands, our graduates have a head-start when it comes to pertaining positions at water boards or within water-related projects.

After your studies

Research

This specialisation is closely connected to the Radboud Institute for Biological and Environmental Sciences (RIBES). Located near the Waal river, RIBES is focused on aquatic ecosystems and wetlands. This means that in the courses and the research projects, there’s a prominent role for water quantity and water quality. One year of your Master’s is completely dedicated to academic research. You’ll learn to design, perform and evaluate your own research.

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Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this master's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.

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