Master of Science in Biology: Herpetology

Studying Amphibians and Reptiles
Studying Amphibians and Reptiles
Studying Amphibians and Reptiles
Studying Amphibians and Reptiles
Studying Amphibians and Reptiles
Studying Amphibians and Reptiles
Studying Amphibians and Reptiles

Some of the world’s finest herpetologists have joined forces to organise a two-year Master specialisation in Herpetology, the study of amphibians and reptiles. The Master programme in Herpetology addresses students with a Bachelor degree in Biology and prepares them for an active professional role in herpetological research. Although this specialised Master is organised in the capital of Europe, ecological and herpetological field courses in European and tropical countries form an important part of this programme. As a student, you will be in a stimulating environment, with fellow students and visiting top scientists sharing your passion for amphibians and reptiles. The goal of this programme is to prepare you in a unique way for a professional career in herpetology, but due to the integrative approach and embedding of this master in a standard Biology programme, this degree also leaves doors open for any other career in Biology.

For more information about the programme, application procedure and teaching staff, go to the Herpetology website.

Programme structure

Compulsory course units: 45 ECTS (1st year) + 30 ECTS (2nd year)
Elective course units: 15 ECTS to be chosen from any master programme after approval of the examination commission
Master's thesis (2nd year): 30 ECTS

An overview of the course programme of the graduation option Herpetology can be found here.

Click here to take a look at an example timetable.