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Contents of the Master’s Degree Programs

The two degree programs MSc Biology and MSc Biodiversity, Evolution, and Ecology have the same structure: A total of 120 credit points must be earned. The majority of these credit points can be obtained through a wide variety of courses in the supplementary area.

In the first semester, the mandatory modules “Introduction to Advanced Biology” (10 credit points) and “Introduction to Advanced Biostatistics” (5 credit points) have to be accomplished.

Between the introductory module and the Research Project and Master’s thesis, a combined total of 60 credit points must be earned through freely chosen courses in the supplementary area.

Towards the end of the studies, there needs to be a second mandatory module completed called the “Research Project” (15 credit points). It can be carried out in any of the research groups at the institute or in various external research facilities. This module can be undertaken in the same group or laboratory where the Master’s thesis will be conducted, but it can also be separate from the thesis. However, if you study in the Master’s Degree program “Biodiversity, Evolution, Ecology”, you have to choose a research project with this specialisation.

The Master’s thesis, worth 30 credit points, is the final step to meet the requirements for obtaining the Master’s degree and should be completed during the fourth semester.

The current module descriptions will be published soon. However, the modules of the previous study examination regulations can give you a first overview:

>> Modules of the Master’s Program Biology (in German)
>> Modules of the Master’s Programm Biodiversity, Evolution, Ecology (in German)