University of Amsterdam

Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED)

M.Sc. Ecology and Evolution


Turfdraagsterpad 9

Kloveniersburgwal 48

Amsterdam, Noord-Holl


Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.Sc. Ecology and Evolution

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The MSc in Ecology and Evolution is one of the four MSc tracks in Biological Sciences offered by the Universiteit van Amsterdam. It focuses on conveying new theoretical insights in ecology and evolution and providing expert training in a broad range of tools and applications. Human impacts on ecosystem receive special attention in the programme. Examples include conservation of endangered species and habitats, and sustainable management of harvested fish populations, introduction of genetically modified crops, etc. Depending on their background and interest, students may choose one out of six different specialisations:
  • Computational Bio- and Physical Geography,
  • Ecological and Evolutionary Dynamics,
  • Paleoecology and Climate Change,
  • Spatial Ecology and
  • Tropical Ecology
    All specialisations offer training by means of courses and a wide array of MSc thesis projects, to be carried out in Amsterdam or abroad. The MSc in Ecology and Evolution is coordinated by the research Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED). For more information please contact Programme Manager Dr. M. Egas at
  • Accreditation:

    Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges

    Facts & Figures

    Classification: Non-U.S. Higher Ed. Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

    Locale: Large City

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