Marine Biology

SubjectMarine Biology, Science


Type of DegreeMSc

EU FeesEUR 2,314

Cost non-EUEUR 18,500

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General Information

The two-year Master’s programme in Marine Biology is offered by the University of Groningen in cooperation with the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) on Texel, the Centre for Estuarine and Marine Ecology (NIOO-CEME) in Yerseke, and the Institute for Fisheries Research (IMARES/RIVO) in IJmuiden. The Groningen Master’s degree programme is unique in The Netherlands. The curriculum has been newly revised at both the Bachelor’s and Master’s levels to reflect the latest advances in this fast evolving field. The programme is jointly taught by the sister research groups: ‘Marine Benthic Ecology & Evolution’ and ‘Ocean Ecosystems’ in cooperation with other groups in the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Studies (CEES) and our partner institutions mentioned above.

Career Prospects

More than 90% of our graduates find jobs. About 30% continue in academic research with the pursuit of their PhD degree. This may take place in Groningen, elsewhere in The Netherlands or abroad. Another 30% continue in various kinds of research and management related to fisheries and coastal zone management. The final 30% works in the public sector for example, in journalism, teaching and communications.


Requirements for admission to the Master’s degree programme in Marine Biology include: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Biology with the specialization Marine Biology or the specialization Ecology (with the courses: Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecosystems and Marine Biology).
  • The Admissions Board will decide whether you can be admitted to the Master’s degree programme.

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