Evolutionary Biology (MSc)
In master’s programme Evolutionary Biology you identify evolutionary changes over time and study the origin and maintenance of biological variation all over the tree of life.
What does this master’s programme entail?
Evolutionary changes over time and study the origin and maintenance of biological variation all over the tree of life. The mechanisms that drive the adaptation of organisms and their features are investigated at all biological levels. Thus, the specialisation includes genomics, functional developmental genetics, paleobiology, behavioral biology and evolutionary ecology. The important contribution of Naturalis to the programme makes this specialisation particularly attractive.
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Why study Evolutionary Biology at Leiden University?
- This research-oriented master specialisation provides you with in-depth knowledge about Evolutionary Sciences from molecule to ecosystem.
- Researchers from Naturalis contribute significantly and offer possibilities for internships
- After graduation you are well equipped to start a career in evolutionary research or take responsibility for projects in an industrial or institutional research environment.
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Evolutionary Biology: the right master’s programme for you?
If you are interested in gaining state-of-the-art knowledge of all aspects of evolutionary biology, this master’s specialisation is the right choice. You will be prepared for a PhD programme or research positions at universities or institutes.
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