This master provides young students a unique opportunity to become a professional herpetologist while studying in the center of Europe

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, which is hosted by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, 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.

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Pleinlaan 2 - 1050 Brussels

Tel : +32-2-6293648

E-mail: franky.bossuyt@vub.be