Nature & Environment

Biologie

Biology

Bachelor

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Biology is the branch of science concerned with living organisms, the form, function and development of individuals, as well as their interactions with each other and the environment. It is the "study of living nature". Biology is an all-encompassing science, which can be subdivided into numerous fields. The level of examination ranges from molecular structures via organelles, cells, cell types, tissues and organs to complex organisms and symbiotic communities. Another form of subdivision relates to the groups of organisms examined; for in... more » more »


Basic data

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

180
optional for teacher training
72

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

More information at Application and enrolment

Enrolment for new students

for winter semester

admittance limited. A selection procedure takes place.

Subject to selection procedure

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07.

Places to study are awarded through the dialogueorientated service procedure (DoSV).

Enrolment for advanced students

for winter and for summer semester

admittance limited

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.07. resp. 15.01.

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

Biology is the branch of science concerned with living organisms, the form, function and development of individuals, as well as their interactions with each other and the environment. It is the "study of living nature". Biology is an all-encompassing science, which can be subdivided into numerous fields. The level of examination ranges from molecular structures via organelles, cells, cell types, tissues and organs to complex organisms and symbiotic communities. Another form of subdivision relates to the groups of organisms examined; for instance, microbiology, botany, zoology or anthropology.

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

The broad scope of biological topics is reflected in the range of careers open to biologists. Biologists find employment in the following occupational areas:

  • Fundamental research and biotechnology at universities or other institutions (e.g. Max-Planck-Institutes)

  • Industrial research and development, such as in biotechnology

  • Public administration and employment in environmental agencies or patent offices

  • The media

  • Education and training, especially relating to schoolteaching
  • Environmental protection and conservation, e.g. in planning offices and in conservation agencies and organizations

Teacher training (Lehramt)

Graduates qualify for admittance to the Master of Education program and a Referendariat period [mandatory school teaching practice] in the following subjects:

  • Gymnasien und Oberschulen

More information on the offered courses for the teaching profession at public schools can be found here.

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admittance to a Master’s Program in the disciplines:

  • Master of Science Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Master of Science Ecology
  • Master of Science Marine Biology/Erasmus Mundus Marine Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Master of Science Marine Microbiology
  • Master of Science Medical Biometry/Biostatistics
  • Master of Science Neurosciences
  • Master of Education Biology

To acquire the qualification to teach at state schools, students must subsequently obtain a Master of Education postgraduate degree (M.Ed). This has to be followed by an 18-month period of practice teaching in school, which ends with the second state exam for teachers in Germany.

Supplementary/optional courses
The Certificate Program Foundation Studies in Digital Media for Education is an optional course for students studying education related subjects.

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

Studies in Biology comprise fundamental and specialised, as well as theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in various subject areas. Courses in Biology are structured according to the form of studies (full-time courses, majors, minors). Students should fundamentally be capable of understanding scientific facts, applying them and transferring them to other situations. They should be capable of analyzing problems and synthezising information. Of particular significance is familiarisation with experimental work. For this reason a sound understanding of experimental designs and their implementation constitutes an important part of studies in Biology, which also includes training in safety procedures for independent laboratory work.

Course schedule

General studies

General Studies account for 10 - 25% of the study programme. These courses train key competences for subsequent career fields. By building their own individual specialities, students are able to shape and amplify their academic profile.

Education science

In this programme area, subject-related studies in the field of teacher training are supplemented with courses dealing with teaching practice. This programme area comprises 13 - 23 % of studies in the field of teacher training, depending on the type of school envisaged. It encompasses the following topics: studies in education, subject didactics, internships and key qualifications.

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

Specific knowledge in chemistry and mathematics is strongly recommended.

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

Admission

for advanced students

admittance limited


Applications via

Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject + optional for teacher training

Studied for

Gymnasien und Oberschulen

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

180
optional for teacher training
72

Accreditation


by: AAQ

Federal law on support in education

6 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Expertise

Teachers

22 male Professors and 10 female Professors for the subject Biologie 

Students

Sole Subject Biology:

309 female students
146 male students

Teacher's Education Biology:

125 female students
50 male students

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Student advocacy

StugA Bio
Building: NW2, Office: A1195
E-Mail: stugabio(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218 62853

Departmental counseling

Studienbüro FB2
Building: NW2
E-Mail: studienbuero.fb2(at)uni-bremen.de

Studies centre

Dr. Ute Meyer
Building: NW2, Office: A1030
E-Mail: studienbuero.fb2(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62810
Corinna Müller-Wiegmann
Building: NW2, Office: A1030
E-Mail: studienbuero.fb2(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62810

Faculty secretariat

Sylvia Köhler
Building: NW2, Office: PAV03
E-Mail: skoehler(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62803

Department secretariat

Sabrina Hanschke
Building: NW2, Office: PAV06
E-Mail: shanschke(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218 62801
Andrea Janthor
Building: NW2
E-Mail: janthor(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421-218-62801

Examination’s Board secretariat

Sylvia Köhler
Building: NW2, Office: PAV03
E-Mail: skoehler(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62803

Status

08.06.2020
Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

Biology is the branch of science concerned with living organisms, the form, function and development of individuals, as well as their interactions with each other and the environment. It is the "study of living nature". Biology is an all-encompassing science, which can be subdivided into numerous fields. The level of examination ranges from molecular structures via organelles, cells, cell types, tissues and organs to complex organisms and symbiotic communities. Another form of subdivision relates to the groups of organisms examined; for instance, microbiology, botany, zoology or anthropology.

Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

The broad scope of biological topics is reflected in the range of careers open to biologists. Biologists find employment in the following occupational areas:

  • Fundamental research and biotechnology at universities or other institutions (e.g. Max-Planck-Institutes)

  • Industrial research and development, such as in biotechnology

  • Public administration and employment in environmental agencies or patent offices

  • The media

  • Education and training, especially relating to schoolteaching
  • Environmental protection and conservation, e.g. in planning offices and in conservation agencies and organizations

Teacher training (Lehramt)

Graduates qualify for admittance to the Master of Education program and a Referendariat period [mandatory school teaching practice] in the following subjects:

  • Gymnasien und Oberschulen

More information on the offered courses for the teaching profession at public schools can be found here.

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admittance to a Master’s Program in the disciplines:

  • Master of Science Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Master of Science Ecology
  • Master of Science Marine Biology/Erasmus Mundus Marine Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Master of Science Marine Microbiology
  • Master of Science Medical Biometry/Biostatistics
  • Master of Science Neurosciences
  • Master of Education Biology

To acquire the qualification to teach at state schools, students must subsequently obtain a Master of Education postgraduate degree (M.Ed). This has to be followed by an 18-month period of practice teaching in school, which ends with the second state exam for teachers in Germany.

Supplementary/optional courses
The Certificate Program Foundation Studies in Digital Media for Education is an optional course for students studying education related subjects.

Objectives and contents of program

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

Studies in Biology comprise fundamental and specialised, as well as theoretical and practical knowledge and skills in various subject areas. Courses in Biology are structured according to the form of studies (full-time courses, majors, minors). Students should fundamentally be capable of understanding scientific facts, applying them and transferring them to other situations. They should be capable of analyzing problems and synthezising information. Of particular significance is familiarisation with experimental work. For this reason a sound understanding of experimental designs and their implementation constitutes an important part of studies in Biology, which also includes training in safety procedures for independent laboratory work.

Course schedule

General studies

General Studies account for 10 - 25% of the study programme. These courses train key competences for subsequent career fields. By building their own individual specialities, students are able to shape and amplify their academic profile.

Education science

In this programme area, subject-related studies in the field of teacher training are supplemented with courses dealing with teaching practice. This programme area comprises 13 - 23 % of studies in the field of teacher training, depending on the type of school envisaged. It encompasses the following topics: studies in education, subject didactics, internships and key qualifications.

Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

Specific knowledge in chemistry and mathematics is strongly recommended.

Admission requirements

General qualification for university entrance or specific higher education entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur, Einstufungsprüfung).

Admission

for advanced students

admittance limited


Applications via

Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.07. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.07. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe
Formalities

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

undergraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject + optional for teacher training

Studied for

Gymnasien und Oberschulen

Degree/qualification

Bachelor

Title on graduation

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Standard course length

6 Semester

ECTS-Credits

180
optional for teacher training
72

Accreditation


by: AAQ

Federal law on support in education

6 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations
Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Expertise

Teachers

22 male Professors and 10 female Professors for the subject Biologie 

Students

Sole Subject Biology:

309 female students
146 male students

Teacher's Education Biology:

125 female students
50 male students

Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Student advocacy

StugA Bio
Building: NW2, Office: A1195
E-Mail: stugabio(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218 62853

Departmental counseling

Studienbüro FB2
Building: NW2
E-Mail: studienbuero.fb2(at)uni-bremen.de

Studies centre

Dr. Ute Meyer
Building: NW2, Office: A1030
E-Mail: studienbuero.fb2(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62810
Corinna Müller-Wiegmann
Building: NW2, Office: A1030
E-Mail: studienbuero.fb2(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62810

Faculty secretariat

Sylvia Köhler
Building: NW2, Office: PAV03
E-Mail: skoehler(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62803

Department secretariat

Sabrina Hanschke
Building: NW2, Office: PAV06
E-Mail: shanschke(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: +49 421 218 62801
Andrea Janthor
Building: NW2
E-Mail: janthor(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 0421-218-62801

Examination’s Board secretariat

Sylvia Köhler
Building: NW2, Office: PAV03
E-Mail: skoehler(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62803

Status

08.06.2020