For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:
Bachelor´s degree in biology, Earth sciences, horticulture, forest sciences, agricultural science, bioinformatics, or veterinary medicine, with proof of completion of the modules "Systematics and Evolution of Plants, Animals and Fungi and Ecology", or equivalent modules, with at least 30 credits of biological content, 18 credits of which must have been earned in the abovementioned modules or equivalent modules.
Proof of English language skills (level B2 CEFR) for applicants whose first language is not English and whose degree was not obtained at an institution of higher education where English was the language of instruction.
The admission is limited.
The DSH - or German Language University Entrance Exam for Foreign Students - is obligatory for all applicants whose first language is not German and who have earned their initial degree from a university (or equivalent institution) where the language of instruction is not German.
The master’s degree program in Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology is a bilingual program (German/English) that fosters advanced knowledge of the subject and methodology among students and enables them to embark on careers in research and practice in the fields of biodiversity and ecological research. The program teaches students professional methods of collecting, evaluating, and interpreting data on evolution, ecology, and biodiversity. The goal of the program is to provide students with a thorough understanding of complex ecological and evolutionary processes. Alongside theoretical fundamentals, students are introduced to the methods used in modern and traditional research in the fields of biodiversity, ecology, and evolutionary biology. By including curatorial elements at institutions that maintain collections and large-scale research institutions, the program offers students a way to earn particularly high qualifications.