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Biodiversity and Sustainability (MSc)

The Biodiversity and Sustainability master specialisation aims to discuss and answer societal relevant biological questions.

What does this master’s programme entail?

The critical importance of biodiversity and the services provided by nature for our society is increasingly endorsed by national and international conventions. However, to implement the right policy measures for creating a sustainable society, a much better understanding of the biological processes involved is essential. By using ‘sustainability’ as a guiding principle, the programme provides you with an academic attitude by stimulating reflective, independent and creative thinking to support, conserve and manage biodiversity and sustainable ecosystem services.

Read more about our Biodiversity and Sustainability programme.

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Why study Biodiversity and Sustainability at Leiden University?

  • The Biodiversity and Sustainability specialisation provides you with research training with a particular focus on biodiversity and sustainability where you discuss and answer societal relevant biological questions.
  • You are taken up as a member of our institute thus providing you with an ideal environment where you can learn science by doing with both  junior and senior scientists.
  • Many possibilities for interesting research projects such as optimizing ecosystem functioning and biodiversity for a sustainable society or determine the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem stability.

Find more reasons to choose Biodiversity and Sustainability at Leiden University.

Biodiversity and Sustainability: the right master’s programme for you?

The master’s specialisation Biodiversity and Sustainability is a good match if you are a student with a BSc background in Biology or equivalent, and when you’re interested in subjects such as the biological processes in relation with the environment and ecology.

Read more about the entry requirements for Biodiversity and Sustainability.

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