Water is essential to life and yet under constant threat. That is why the world needs water professionals who can provide solutions to the problems facing aquatic ecosystems. In our 1-year bachelor’s degree programme Aquatic Ecosystem Analysis, you will learn everything you need to know about fresh water environments, biotic and abiotic elements, the effects of climate change on water systems, and the monitoring cycle for water quality. So, what are you waiting for? Dive in!

Why this programme?

  • In the Netherlands there is great expertise in the field of water systems
  • The Netherlands and Aeres UAS are renowned for a high standard of education
  • Not only do you gather knowledge, you devolop the necessary practical skills and competencies as well
  • This programme has been deveolped together with experts from the water sector and therefore contains new developments and innovations
  • Location: Almere
  • Short degree (bachelor)
  • Duration: 1 year, full-time
  • Language: English
  • Number of credits: 60 ECTS
  • Start date: 1 September
  • Application deadline EU-students: 1 May
  • Application deadline non-EU students: 1 April
  • Tuition fee EU 2022-2023: €2209
  • Tuition fee non-EU 2022-2023:      €7676

More information

  • Together with experts from the water sector, we have developed a programme that provides you with actual skills and first-hand knowledge from the water sector.

    This English-taught programme is spread out over two semesters. The first semester has two parallel minors with lectures, training sessions and field visits that provide you with expertise in aquatic ecology and water systems. In each minor you will have ample opportunity to put what you have learned into practice when you work on a professional task for an official client. The overall application of this expertise comes in a multidisciplinary project abroad in the second semester, solving a water quality problem. The programme concludes with an individual internship and a thesis on a subject of your own choice.

    During the programme you will be trained to think ‘out of the box’ in an international context and with a focus on sustainable solutions. There is time for specialization and for multidisciplinary work.

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    • Completion of at least three years of university studies in a related subject relevant to the study programme, in such a way that the resulting combined study pathway is plausible in its entirety.
    • A minimum score of 550 in the TOEFL English test or a formally recognized equivalent, such as the IELTS (level 6.0) or IBT (79).
    • The ability to formulate coherently in written English, and to have a vision of aquatic ecosystem analysis. Essay writing may be part of the admission procedure.
    • Strong motivation for success in the sector.
    • Team spirit and a flexible attitude in an international working environment.
    • If you are not from the EU, you must have sufficient financial means, for example in the form of a grant or stipend.
  • On successful completion of the programme Aquatic Ecosystem Analysis, you will be awarded a bachelor’s degree in Applied Biology. Click here for degree comparability information.

    This programme will enable you to:

    • Work with the Water Framework Directive in various EU countries to describe the ecological status of a water body
    • Analyze the functioning of a water system and the impacts of possible future changes
    • Develop area restoration/conservation designs
    • Work in international and multidisciplinary settings

    This programme will prepare you for a career at:

    • Governmental organisations at all levels
    • Water boards
    • Research institutes
    • Consultancies
    • Non-profit organizations
    • Governmental institutes

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