The Master of Ecology at the University of Bremen is a new programme (starting in 2008) for European and Non-European students with a background in biology, ecology or a related subject. All courses are offered in 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.
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.
Possibilities for additional qualifications
The graduation enables / authorizes you to take on (promotion) studies for a doctorate.
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 Conservation Biology, Risk Assessment, or Ecological Modelling. Especially during the 3rd term, students have the possibility to study at one of our partner universities abroad.
Area foci/ modules for advanced specialisatio
Compulsory area (84 CP):
Compulsory optional area (36 CP):
Recommended in the 3rd term
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.
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.
No work experience is required.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS we offer you the chance to receive up to £10,000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
With 250 professors and 17,000 students, the University of Bremen is a mid-sized university offering a large spectrum of subjects; 100 different study programs organized in 30 academic disciplines. The University was quick to introduce the new structure of Bachelor and Master studies and was awarded the title “Bologna University” by the Standing Conference of the Länder Ministers of Education.