Program Details

The objective of this programme is to train students as biologists capable of working in a research environment in fundamental biological sciences at an international level.
Location:
Leuven, Belgium
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Master of Biology programme covers many aspects of modern biology, ranging from the molecular level to the levels of population and community. Scientific skills such as problem solving, independent thinking and communication are particularly emphasised. The programme is designed to provide students with a solid theoretical foundation and with the techniques needed to carry out fundamental and applied research. It aims to train qualified research biologists capable of conducting fundamental biological research at an international level. This is an initial Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis.

The objective of this programme is to train students as biologists capable of working in a research environment in fundamental biological sciences at an international level.

The Department of Biology consists of four divisions and conducts internationally renowned research ranging from molecular and physiological research at the level of cells and organisms to ecological research on populations, communities, and ecosystems. Our research is embedded in well-established collaborations with other universities, research institutes, and companies across the world. Although the primary goal of our research platform is to obtain insight into patterns and processes at different levels of biological organisation and to understand the basis and the evolution of mechanisms that allow organisms to adapt to their continuously changing environment, the knowledge created in the process often leads to applications with significant economic or societal benefits.
Setting Description:
Situated in the heart of Western Europe, KU Leuven (University of Leuven) has been a centre of learning for nearly six centuries. Today, it is Belgium's largest and highest-ranked university and, founded in 1425, one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Europe. As a leading European research university and co-founder of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), KU Leuven offers a wide variety of programmes in English, all supported by high-quality, innovative, interdisciplinary research. KU Leuven is home to a vibrant community of international scholars spread out over its various campuses. 14% of the university’s 54,000 students are international representing 140 countries. KU Leuven's three doctoral schools provide internationally oriented PhD tracks for more than 4,000 doctoral students. Boasting an outstanding central location, KU Leuven offers a truly international experience, high-quality education, world-class research and cutting-edge innovation.
Cost:
The Flemish Government's generous co-financing system ensures that tuition fees for Bachelor's and initial Master's programmes remain relatively low:890 EUR per academic year (subject to change without notice).

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