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Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health (Master of Science)
|Course content and focus areas
The master's degree programme "Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health" focuses on the teaching and research of biodiversity, ecology, ecotoxicology and evolution of animals, plants and fungi in the context of global change. In addition to basic and current scientific knowledge, a multitude of skills for practical field work and laboratory work are taught. The master's degree programme is, therefore, strongly research focussed. The teaching and learning content of the curriculum includes genetic diversity, biodiversity, nature conservation, interactions, multiple stressors, biocenoses and ecosystems.
The programme aims to create an understanding of biodiversity and ecosystem dynamics as important factors for maintaining ecosystem functions and ecosystem services for humans. Biodiversity is addressed in all its facets, from genes to species diversity, evolution and ecosystems. Ecosystem Health includes the effects of stressors such as climate change, pathogens and chemical pollution on organisms and ecosystems. Our evidence-based research advances the transformation to a sustainable society. The degree programme is closely linked to the Sustainabilty & Biodiversity profile area at Goethe University.
It is possible to concentrate on one subject area, within the degree programme. The chosen subject focus area is noted on the master's degree certificate. Possible areas of specialisation are:
Master of Science in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health
The standard length of study for the Master of Science is 4 semesters.
|Language of instruction
|Start of the programme
The study programme can be started in the winter semester.
|Student advisory service
Dr. Sabrina Schiwy
Provisional admission is possible if at least 80% of the required CP for the bachelor's degree have been completed and the Bachelor's dissertation has been finalised or is about to be submitted. Provisional admission is valid until the end of the first semester of the master’s program. The bachelor’s degree must thus be handed in by March 31 (winter intake) or September 30 (summer intake) the latest.
|Mode of admission
|Admission to the programme is not restricted.
|Documents to be submitted
01.04. - 31.05.
|Adress for Applications
|Online application portal for Master’s study programmes