Biology (MBI) / MSc

MSc Common part

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Common Part

RO-1: In consultation and agreement with your study advisor choose for RO1A or RO-1B
- If you want to keep all options open after your MSc Biology, you should choose RO-1A: choose YMC60809 and choose 3 credits worth of Modular Skills Training courses (MOS).
- Students who want to become a PhD-student may choose RO1B.
RO-2: These are optional courses, not specifically related to any of the specializations. EZO-32303 should be followed if you want to obtain certification to work with laboratory animals.
RO-3: these data science courses are optional, they are not specifically related to any of the specializations.


CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
ZSS-06000General Safety0.00CSM11WD, 4WD
ZSS-06100Laboratory Safety0.00CSM11WD, 4WD
ZSS-06200Fieldwork Safety0.00CSM11WD, 4WD
YBI-37806Frontiers in Biology6.00CSM13WD
YMC-60300Modular Skills Training3.00RO1AM1/21AF, 2AF, 3AF, 5AF, 6AF
YMC-60809Academic Consultancy Training9.00RO1AM1/21WD, 2WD, 3MO+4WD, 5WD, 6WD
YWU-60312Research Master Cluster: Proposal Writing12.00RO1BM1/21WD, 2WD, 3WD+4WD, 5WD, 6WD
EZO-32303Laboratory Animal Science: Design and Ethics in Animal Experiments3.00RO2M14AF, 6AF
SSB-30806Modelling Biological Systems II6.00RO2M1/25AF
INF-34806Agent-Based Modelling of Complex Adaptive Systems6.00RO2M24WD
MAT-20306Advanced Statistics6.00RO3M1/21AF, 1MO, 2AF, 2MO, 5MO, 6MO
INF-34306Data Science Concepts6.00RO3M1/22AF
MAT-32806Statistics for Data Scientists6.00RO3M1/25AF
REG-33806Data Science for Ecology6.00RO3M1/25MO
CPT-30503Data Science Ethics3.00RO3M1/26AF
BIF-31806Data Driven Discovery in the Life Sciences: Hypothesis Generation from Omics Data6.00RO3M1/26MO





A - Spec. A - Cell Biology and Molecular Interactions

 »  Planning programme & specialization

Limited choice:

RO1: Choose at least 1 course from RO1A and at least 1 course from RO1B, also depending on your choice of thesis and internship.
For a thesis (RO2) or internship (RO3) at:
- chair group ABG select ABG30306
- chair group BIC, select either CLB30306 or MOB30306
- chair group BIS, select BIS30306
- chair group CBI select CBI30806
- chair group CLB, select CLB30306
- chair group ENT, select PHP30806
- chair group GEN, select GEN30306
- chair group HAP, select MOB30306
- chair group MAE, select ABG30306 or GEN30306
- chair group MIB, select MOB30306
- chair group MOB, select either CLB30306 or MOB30306 or PHP30806
- chair group NEM, select CBI30806 or ABG30306
- chair group PHP, select ABG30306
- chair group PPH, select PHP30806 or GEN30306
- chair group SSB, select ABG30306
RO2: Choose 1 thesis
RO3: Choose 1 internship

CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
MOB-30306Control of Cellular Processes and Cell Differentiation6.00RO1AM11AF
GEN-30306Genetic Analysis Trends and Concepts6.00RO1BM11AF, 6WD
BIS-30306Comparative Biology and Systematics6.00RO1AM12AF
CLB-30306Advanced Cellular Imaging Techniques6.00RO1AM12AF
PHP-30806Molecular Aspects of Bio-interactions6.00RO1BM12AF
ABG-30306Genomics6.00RO1BM12AF, 5AF
CBI-30806Immunotechnology6.00RO1BM15MO
ABG-80436MSc Thesis Animal Breeding and Genomics36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
BIC-80436MSc Thesis Biochemistry36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
BIS-80436MSc Thesis Biosystematics36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
CLB-80436MSc Thesis Cell Biology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
ENT-80436MSc Thesis Entomology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
GEN-80436MSc Thesis Genetics36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
HAP-80436MSc Thesis Human and Animal Physiology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
MAE-80336MSc Thesis Marine Animal Ecology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
MIB-80436MSc Thesis Microbiology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
MOB-80436MSc Thesis Molecular Biology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
NEM-80436MSc Thesis Nematology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PHP-80436MSc Thesis Phytopathology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PPH-80436MSc Thesis Plant Physiology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
SSB-80336MSc Thesis Systems and Synthetic Biology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
ABG-70424MSc Internship Animal Breeding and Genomics24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
BIC-70424MSc Internship Biochemistry24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
BIS-70424MSc Internship Biosystematics24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
CLB-70424MSc Internship Cell Biology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
ENT-70424MSc Internship Entomology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
GEN-70424MSc Internship Genetics24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
HAP-70424MSc Internship Human and Animal Physiology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
MAE-70324MSc Internship Marine Animal Ecology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
MIB-70424MSc Internship Microbiology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
MOB-70424MSc Internship Molecular Biology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
NEM-70424MSc Internship Nematology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PHP-70424MSc Internship Phytopathology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PPH-70424MSc Internship Plant Physiology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
SSB-70324MSc Internship Systems and Synthetic Biology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6





B - Spec. B - Development and Adaptation

 »  Planning programme & specialization

Limited choice:

RO1: Choose at least 1 course from RO1A and at least 1 course from RO1B, also depending on your choice of thesis and internship.
For a thesis (RO2) or internship (RO3) at:
- chair group AFI, select EZO31306
- chair group BIC, select MOB30806
- chair group BIS, select BIS30306
- chair group BHE, select BHE30306
- chair group CLB, select MOB30806
- chair group EZO, select EZO30306 or EZO30806
- chair group GEN, select GEN30306
- chair group MAE, select MAE30306
- chair group MOB, select MOB30806
- chair group NEM, select GEN30306
- chair group PHP, select PHP30306
- chair group PPH, select MOB30806 or PPH30806 or GEN30306
- chair group REG, select BHE30306
For a thesis at the chair group ENT, select BHE30306 or PHP30806; for an internship at this chair group, select BHE30306.

RO2: Choose 1 thesis
RO3: Choose 1 internship

CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
GEN-30306Genetic Analysis Trends and Concepts6.00RO1BM11AF, 6WD
BIS-30306Comparative Biology and Systematics6.00RO1AM12AF
PHP-30806Molecular Aspects of Bio-interactions6.00RO1BM12AF
EZO-31306Vertebrate Structure and Function6.00RO1BM12MO
EZO-32806Biomimetics6.00RO1AM14WD
MOB-30806Regulation of Plant Development6.00RO1AM15MO
EZO-30806Functional Zoology6.00RO1BM15MO
MAE-30306Marine Animal Ecology6.00RO1AM16WD
PHP-30306Plant-Microbe Interactions6.00RO1AM16WD
PPH-30806Plant Plasticity and Adaptation6.00RO1AM16WD
BHE-30306Behavioural Ecology6.00RO1BM16WD
EZO-30306Developmental Biology of Animals6.00RO1BM16WD
AFI-80436MSc Thesis Aquaculture and Fisheries36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
BHE-80336MSc Thesis Behavioural Ecology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
BIC-80436MSc Thesis Biochemistry36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
BIS-80436MSc Thesis Biosystematics36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
CLB-80436MSc Thesis Cell Biology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
ENT-80436MSc Thesis Entomology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
EZO-80436MSc Thesis Experimental Zoology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
GEN-80436MSc Thesis Genetics36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
MAE-80336MSc Thesis Marine Animal Ecology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
MOB-80436MSc Thesis Molecular Biology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
NEM-80436MSc Thesis Nematology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PHP-80436MSc Thesis Phytopathology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PPH-80436MSc Thesis Plant Physiology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
REG-80436MSc Thesis Resource Ecology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
AFI-70424MSc Internship Aquaculture and Fisheries24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
BHE-70324MSc Internship Behavioural Ecology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
BIC-70424MSc Internship Biochemistry24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
BIS-70424MSc Internship Biosystematics24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
CLB-70424MSc Internship Cell Biology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
ENT-70424MSc Internship Entomology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
EZO-70424MSc Internship Experimental Zoology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
GEN-70424MSc Internship Genetics24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
MAE-70324MSc Internship Marine Animal Ecology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
MOB-70424MSc Internship Molecular Biology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
NEM-70424MSc Internship Nematology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PHP-70424MSc Internship Phytopathology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PPH-70424MSc Internship Plant Physiology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
REG-70424MSc Internship Resource Ecology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6





C - Spec. C - Health and Disease

 »  Planning programme & specialization

Limited choice:

RO1: Choose at least 1 course from RO1A and at least 1 course from RO1B, also depending on your choice of thesis and internship.
For a thesis (RO2) or internship (RO3) at:
- chair group AFI, select CBI30306
- chair group CBI, select CBI30806
- chair group ESA, select REG33306
- chair group HAP, select HAP31806 or HAP30806
- chair group HNH, select HAP31806
- chair group HMI, select HAP31806 or HMI30306
- chair group MIB, select HAP31806 or HMI30306
- chair group NEM, select NEM30306 or CBI30806
- chair group REG, select REG33306
- chair group SSB, select HMI30306
- chair group TOX, select HAP31806
- chair group VIR, select VIR30806
RO2: Choose 1 thesis
RO3: Choose 1 internship

CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
CBI-30306Human and Veterinary Immunology6.00RO1AM11AF
NEM-30306Host-Parasite Interactions6.00RO1BM11AF, 1MO, 2AF, 2MO, 3WD, 4WD, 5AF, 5MO, 6AF, 6MO
HAP-31806Molecular Regulation of Health and Disease6.00RO1AM11MO
MIB-32303Human Microbiome3.00RO1AM14MO
VIR-30806Fundamental and Applied Virology6.00RO1AM14WD
HMI-30306Commensal and Pathogen Host-Microbe Interactions in the Intestine6.00RO1AM15AF
CBI-30806Immunotechnology6.00RO1BM15MO
HAP-30806Brain, Hormones and Metabolism6.00RO1BM15MO
REG-33306Disease Ecology6.00RO1BM16WD
AFI-80436MSc Thesis Aquaculture and Fisheries36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
CBI-80436MSc Thesis Cell Biology and Immunology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
ESA-80436MSc Thesis Environmental Systems Analysis36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
HAP-80436MSc Thesis Human and Animal Physiology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
HMI-80336MSc Thesis Host-Microbe Interactomics36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
HNH-82436MSc Thesis Nutrition, Metabolism and Genomics36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
MIB-80436MSc Thesis Microbiology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
NEM-80436MSc Thesis Nematology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
REG-80436MSc Thesis Resource Ecology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
SSB-80336MSc Thesis Systems and Synthetic Biology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
TOX-80436MSc Thesis Toxicology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
VIR-80436MSc Thesis Virology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
REG-70424MSc Internship Resource Ecology24.00RO3
AFI-70424MSc Internship Aquaculture and Fisheries24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
CBI-70424MSc Internship Cell Biology and Immunology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
ESA-70424MSc Internship Environmental Systems Analysis24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
HAP-70424MSc Internship Human and Animal Physiology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
HMI-70324MSc Internship Host-Microbe Interactomics24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
HNH-72424MSc Internship Nutrition, Metabolism and Genomics24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
MIB-70424MSc Internship Microbiology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
NEM-70424MSc Internship Nematology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
SSB-70324MSc Internship Systems and Synthetic Biology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
TOX-70424MSc Internship Toxicology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
VIR-70424MSc Internship Virology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6





D - Spec. D - Ecology

 »  Planning programme & specialization

Limited choice:

RO1: Choose at least 1 course from RO1A and at least 1 course from RO1B, also depending on your choice of thesis and internship.
For a thesis (RO2) or internship (RO3) at:
- chair group ABG select GEN30306
- chair group AEW, select AEW22806 or AEW30306 or CSA34306
- chair group AFI, select AFI30806
- chair group BIS, select BIS30306
- chair group BHE, select REG30306
- chair group CSA, select AEW30306 or CSA34306 or ENT30306
- chair group ENT, select ENT30306 or PHP30806
- chair group ESA, select ENT30306
- chair group FEM, select FEM30306
- chair group GEN, select GEN30806
- chair group MAE, select MAE30306 or GEN30806
- chair group MIB, select MIB31306
- chair group NEM, select ENT30306 or PHP30806
- chair group PEN, select PEN30306 or ENT30306
- chair group PHP, select ENT30306 or PHP30806
- chair group PPH, select GEN30306 or ENT30306 or PHP30806
- chair group PPS, select AEW30306 or CSA34306
- chair group REG, select REG30306
- chair group SBL, select SBL32806
- chair group TOX, select TOX30806
RO2: Choose 1 thesis
RO3: Choose 1 internship

CourseEctsCS/ROPhasePeriod
AEW-32306Marine Systems6.00RO1AM11AF
MIB-31306Microbial Ecology6.00RO1AM11AF
ENT-30306Ecological Aspects of Bio-interactions6.00RO1BM11AF
BIS-30306Comparative Biology and Systematics6.00RO1AM12AF
CSA-34306Ecological Modelling and Data Analysis in R6.00RO1AM12AF
PHP-30806Molecular Aspects of Bio-interactions6.00RO1BM12AF
SBL-32806Biological Interactions in Soils6.00RO1BM12AF
AEW-30306Complexity in Ecological Systems6.00RO1AM12MO
AFI-30806Fisheries Ecology6.00RO1AM14WD
FEM-30306Forest Ecology and Forest Management6.00RO1AM15AF
TOX-30806Environmental Toxicology6.00RO1BM15MO
GEN-30806Population and Quantitative Genetics6.00RO1AM16WD
MAE-30306Marine Animal Ecology6.00RO1AM16WD
BHE-30306Behavioural Ecology6.00RO1BM16WD
PEN-30306Plant, Vegetation and Systems Ecology6.00RO1BM16WD
REG-30306Animal Ecology6.00RO1BM16WD
REG-33306Disease Ecology6.00RO1BM16WD
ABG-80436MSc Thesis Animal Breeding and Genomics36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
AEW-80436MSc Thesis Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
AFI-80436MSc Thesis Aquaculture and Fisheries36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
BHE-80336MSc Thesis Behavioural Ecology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
BIS-80436MSc Thesis Biosystematics36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
CSA-80436MSc Thesis Crop and Weed Ecology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
ENT-80436MSc Thesis Entomology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
ESA-80436MSc Thesis Environmental Systems Analysis36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
FEM-80436MSc Thesis Forest Ecology and Forest Management36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
GEN-80436MSc Thesis Genetics36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
MAE-80336MSc Thesis Marine Animal Ecology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
MIB-80436MSc Thesis Microbiology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
NEM-80436MSc Thesis Nematology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PEN-80436MSc Thesis Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PHP-80436MSc Thesis Phytopathology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PPH-80436MSc Thesis Plant Physiology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PPS-80436MSc Thesis Plant Production Systems36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
REG-80436MSc Thesis Resource Ecology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
SBL-81836MSc Thesis Soil Biology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
TOX-80436MSc Thesis Toxicology36.00RO2M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
ABG-70424MSc Internship Animal Breeding and Genomics24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
AEW-70424MSc Internship Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
AFI-70424MSc Internship Aquaculture and Fisheries24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
BHE-70324MSc Internship Behavioural Ecology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
BIS-70424MSc Internship Biosystematics24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
CSA-70424MSc Internship Crop and Weed Ecology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
ENT-70424MSc Internship Entomology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
ESA-70424MSc Internship Environmental Systems Analysis24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
FEM-70424MSc Internship Forest Ecology and Forest Management24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
GEN-70424MSc Internship Genetics24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
MAE-70324MSc Internship Marine Animal Ecology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
MIB-70424MSc Internship Microbiology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
NEM-70424MSc Internship Nematology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PEN-70424MSc Internship Plant Ecology and Nature Conservation24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PHP-70424MSc Internship Phytopathology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PPH-70424MSc Internship Plant Physiology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
PPS-70424MSc Internship Plant Production Systems24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
REG-70424MSc Internship Resource Ecology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
SBL-70424MSc Internship Soil Biology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6
TOX-70424MSc Internship Toxicology24.00RO3M1/21,2,3,4,5,6