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M.Sc. Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution

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M.Sc. Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution

The M.Sc. ‘Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution’is a professional qualification program that has been accredited by the ASIIN. It comprises four teaching terms with a total of 120 ECTS credit points. Prerequisites for participation are a Bachelor's degree in a biological science (e.g. biology, landscape ecology, environmental sciences) and English language skills at B2 level (CEFR), as the teaching language is English. Applicants with a foreign degree receive more information under "The International Side of the University of Greifswald" and the incoming students site.

The course is divided into 4 compulsory basic modules, 10 elective modules and the final thesis. In the basic modules, specialist knowledge from the fields of biodiversity, ecology, evolution including nature conservation, behaviour, microbiology, physiology and morphology is taught. They also include a research internship (in preparation for the final thesis). Building on this foundation, the knowledge gained can be deepened in the elective modules with maximum freedom of choice. We place special emphasis on methods and conceptual thinking as a prerequisite for carrying out research independently.

A Mobility Module (optional module) is intended to make it easier to integrate stays abroad into the course of study.

The Master's programme provides students with theoretical and practical knowledge for independent and responsible work in a scientific-professional activity. Prospects for graduates of the M.Sc. BEE are primarily in the scientific field (universities, universities of applied sciences, research institutes), but also in other governmental (environmental authorities, water management offices, political consulting, museums, botanical and zoological gardens) and economic (e.g. consulting and planning offices, plant protection, food industry) organizations/institutions.

Short summary

  • Degree: Master of Science (M. Sc.)
  • Start of studys: winter and summer term
  • Tuition fee: none
  • Regular number of terms: 4
  • Teaching load: 120 credit points (ECTS)
  • Course languages: mainly English
  • Admission requirements: B.Sc. in Biological, Environmental or Life Sciences or related degrees with at least 50 % of credit from the biological field on subjects such as zoology, botany, ecology, evolution, or physiology. For release-requests please contact the examination board. Additionally, evidence of English language proficiency at level B2 (CEFR) is required.
  • Admission: Local admission protocol based on B.Sc. grades; deadlines for applications can be found here. International applicants check under "The International Side of the University of Greifswald"
  • Field of study: Natural sciences, life sciences
  • Advanced study opportunities: PhD
FAQ (Frequently asked questions)
Advisor for subject related information
Prof. Dr. Alexander Wacker
Prof. Dr. Alexander Wacker
Prof. Dr. Martin Haase
Prof. Dr. Martin Haase

Prof. Dr. Alexander Wacker

Zoologisches Institut und Museum
Loitzer Str. 26
17489 Greifswald

Telephone +49 (0)3834 420-4266
alexander.wackeruni-greifswaldde

 

Prof. Dr. Martin Haase

Zoologisches Institut und Museum
Soldmannstraße 23
17489 Greifswald

Telephone +49 (0)3834 420-4347
martin.haaseuni-greifswaldde

Updates for current 1st semester students

Last update:   Sep. 8th  2021

This information will be subsequently updated, and is of importance for the current new first semester students, please consider also the buttons <further information> and <FAQ> regarding issues with exams, etc.