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Ecology

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The Master of Ecology at the University of Bremen is a programme for European and Non-European students with a background in biology, ecology or a related subject. The teaching language is English. The Master of Ecology is multidisciplinary and contains many innovative elements such as a mentoring programme, integrated skills courses, supporting online material, scientific projects, and individual research training.

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Basic data

Title on graduation

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Language of delivery (mainly)

English

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

More information at Application and enrolment

Enrolment for new students

for winter semester

A limited number of university places. Further information regarding the specific enrolment procedure in the German "Zulassungs-/Aufnahmeordnung".

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

30.04.

Enrolment for advanced students

for winter and for summer semester

admittance limited

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

30.04. resp. 15.01.

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

The Master of Ecology at the University of Bremen is a programme for European and Non-European students with a background in biology, ecology or a related subject. The teaching language is English. The Master of Ecology is multidisciplinary and contains many innovative elements such as a mentoring programme, integrated skills courses, supporting online material, scientific projects, and individual research training.

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

The Master of Ecology will provide you with a broad ecological background and will train you to become a critically thinking scientist. Not only will you get extensive research experience qualifying you for PhD studies and an academic career. The acquired scientific, technical and communication skills also open a wide array of additional opportunities. During the programme, you will become familiar with many techniques and approaches including field experiments, analysis of animal behaviour, mathematical modelling, sustainability research, advanced statistics and modern genetic methods.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admission to doctoral studies.

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

Detailed list of available courses in online course prospectus

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

The programme consists of 4 semesters (two years) including M.Sc.-thesis. Specialisation is offered with individual choice of courses, i.e. in Molecular, Behavioural, Population, Vegetation, Field, Cognitive, Marine or Soil Ecology, as well as Risk Assessment, or Ecological Modelling. Especially during the 3rd term, students have the possibility to study at one of our partner universities abroad.

Course schedule

https://www.uni-bremen.de/fileadmin/user_upload/fachbereiche/fb2/mscecol/MScEcologyCourseCatalogue_2017new.pdf

 

 

Major fields

a. Compulsory area (84 CP):

i. Modul 401: Concepts of Ecology (3 CP)
ii. Modul 402: Experimental Design and Data Analysis (12 CP)
iii. Modul 418: Scientific Writing (6 CP)
iv. Modul 404: Molecular Ecology (9 CP)
v. Modul 405: Current Topics in Ecology 1 and Mentoring (3 CP)
vi. Modul 411: Population Ecology (9 CP)
vii. Modul 412: Research Project (12 CP)
viii. Modul 510: Master Thesis and Defense (30 CP)

b. elective area (36 CP):

i. Modul 406: Introduction to Behavioural Ecology (3 CP)
ii. Modul 407: Biodiversity (3 CP)
iii. Modul 408: Environmental Risks and Ecotoxicology (3 CP)
iv. Modul 409: Marine Macroalgae and Associated Animals (6 CP)
v. Modul 413: Behavioural Ecology (6 CP)
vi. Modul 414: Ecological Excursion and Field Course (6 CP)
vii. Modul 415: Vegetation Ecology and Conservation Biology (6 CP)

vii. Modul 416: Soil and Ecosystem Ecology (6 CP)
ix. Modul 520: Food Web (6 CP)
x. Modul 502: Grant Proposal and Defense (6 CP)
xi. Modul 503: Ecophysiology (6 CP)
xii. Modul 511: MarineEcologyExcursion (6 CP)
xiii. Modul 505: Current Topics in Ecology 2 (3 CP)
xiv. Modul 506: Introduction to Ecological Modelling (3 CP)
xv. Modul 507: Microbiology of Terrestrial Ecosystems (6 CP)
xvi. Modul 508: Coral Reef Ecology of the Red Sea (6 CP)

Study abroad

Recommended in the 3rd term

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Admission regulations

Admission

for new students

A limited number of university places. Further information regarding the specific enrolment procedure in the German "Zulassungs-/Aufnahmeordnung".


for advanced students

admittance limited


Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 30.04. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 30.04. 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

postgraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Degree/qualification

Master

Title on graduation

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

4 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

English

Regulations

Examination regulations
Admission regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Teachers

teachers: 5 professors and additional lecturers from the faculty 2 (Biology and Chemistry)

Students

23 female and 20 male students

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Prof. Dr. Martin Diekmann
Building: GW2
E-Mail: mdiekman(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62920
Inae Kim-Frommherz
E-Mail: kimfrommherz(at)uni-bremen.de

Studies centre

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

Examination’s Board secretariat

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

Status

11.11.2019
Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

The Master of Ecology at the University of Bremen is a programme for European and Non-European students with a background in biology, ecology or a related subject. The teaching language is English. The Master of Ecology is multidisciplinary and contains many innovative elements such as a mentoring programme, integrated skills courses, supporting online material, scientific projects, and individual research training.

Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

The Master of Ecology will provide you with a broad ecological background and will train you to become a critically thinking scientist. Not only will you get extensive research experience qualifying you for PhD studies and an academic career. The acquired scientific, technical and communication skills also open a wide array of additional opportunities. During the programme, you will become familiar with many techniques and approaches including field experiments, analysis of animal behaviour, mathematical modelling, sustainability research, advanced statistics and modern genetic methods.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admission to doctoral studies.

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

The programme consists of 4 semesters (two years) including M.Sc.-thesis. Specialisation is offered with individual choice of courses, i.e. in Molecular, Behavioural, Population, Vegetation, Field, Cognitive, Marine or Soil Ecology, as well as Risk Assessment, or Ecological Modelling. Especially during the 3rd term, students have the possibility to study at one of our partner universities abroad.

Course schedule

https://www.uni-bremen.de/fileadmin/user_upload/fachbereiche/fb2/mscecol/MScEcologyCourseCatalogue_2017new.pdf

 

 

Major fields

a. Compulsory area (84 CP):

i. Modul 401: Concepts of Ecology (3 CP)
ii. Modul 402: Experimental Design and Data Analysis (12 CP)
iii. Modul 418: Scientific Writing (6 CP)
iv. Modul 404: Molecular Ecology (9 CP)
v. Modul 405: Current Topics in Ecology 1 and Mentoring (3 CP)
vi. Modul 411: Population Ecology (9 CP)
vii. Modul 412: Research Project (12 CP)
viii. Modul 510: Master Thesis and Defense (30 CP)

b. elective area (36 CP):

i. Modul 406: Introduction to Behavioural Ecology (3 CP)
ii. Modul 407: Biodiversity (3 CP)
iii. Modul 408: Environmental Risks and Ecotoxicology (3 CP)
iv. Modul 409: Marine Macroalgae and Associated Animals (6 CP)
v. Modul 413: Behavioural Ecology (6 CP)
vi. Modul 414: Ecological Excursion and Field Course (6 CP)
vii. Modul 415: Vegetation Ecology and Conservation Biology (6 CP)

vii. Modul 416: Soil and Ecosystem Ecology (6 CP)
ix. Modul 520: Food Web (6 CP)
x. Modul 502: Grant Proposal and Defense (6 CP)
xi. Modul 503: Ecophysiology (6 CP)
xii. Modul 511: MarineEcologyExcursion (6 CP)
xiii. Modul 505: Current Topics in Ecology 2 (3 CP)
xiv. Modul 506: Introduction to Ecological Modelling (3 CP)
xv. Modul 507: Microbiology of Terrestrial Ecosystems (6 CP)
xvi. Modul 508: Coral Reef Ecology of the Red Sea (6 CP)

Study abroad

Recommended in the 3rd term

Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Admission regulations

Admission

for new students

A limited number of university places. Further information regarding the specific enrolment procedure in the German "Zulassungs-/Aufnahmeordnung".


for advanced students

admittance limited


Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 30.04. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 30.04. 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

postgraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Degree/qualification

Master

Title on graduation

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

4 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 382,67 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

English

Regulations

Examination regulations
Admission regulations
Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Teachers

teachers: 5 professors and additional lecturers from the faculty 2 (Biology and Chemistry)

Students

23 female and 20 male students

Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Prof. Dr. Martin Diekmann
Building: GW2
E-Mail: mdiekman(at)uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-62920
Inae Kim-Frommherz
E-Mail: kimfrommherz(at)uni-bremen.de

Studies centre

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

Examination’s Board secretariat

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

Status

11.11.2019