|Degree:||Master of Science (MSc)|
Biology is by nature a multifaceted science. Today’s biologists face a growing number of research challenges, such as the link between global change and the ongoing biodiversity crisis, or the emergence of multidrug-resistant bacteria. Such topics require integrative approaches, combining elements from different scientific domains. The Master of Science in Biology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel includes five graduation options. Each of these allows you to specialise in your research field of interest, while a broad range of electives provide the opportunity to maintain and develop a multidisciplinary scope.
Regardless of the graduation option you choose, our primary goal is to provide you with the best preparation for your scientific career. Therefore, our graduation options share a number of course units to develop your skills in indispensable aspects of scientific research:
Every year VUB's Biology students travel to the Mediterranean for an integrated field course. They witness first hand how culture, history, ecology and evolution have shaped these landscapes and their biodiversity. They learn about environmental conflicts, nature conservation and environmental law, not from the classroom but out there in the field.