Applied Ecology, M.Sc. | University of Kiel | Kiel, Germany
24 months
9000 EUR/year
4500 EUR/year
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The Applied Ecology program at the University of Kiel states that environmental protection is certainly the greatest current challenge to mankind as it plays a crucial role in economic and societal development throughout the world.  It is by rising to this challenge that we will be able to generate sustainable development within human societies.


The Applied Ecology program at the University of Kiel states that over the last decades, the analyses carried out by ecologists have revealed the great fragility of natural balances and the dramatic ecological consequences of unwise human activities. In recent years, governmental policies have sought to integrate this ecological awareness in the economic decisions that are taken and in the evolution of societies. 

Moreover, this evolution at the decision level is accompanied by a change in the practices and daily gestures of the citizens of our planet. In this crucial evolution of human society, the European Community has played and continues to play an important role and its leadership is recognized worldwide.


The competences mediated cover among others the understanding of human-related or natural disturbances and being able to carry out ecological  diagnostics; Understanding the dynamics and functions in temperate continental and aquatic ecosystems; Understanding the consequences of global change on the equilibrium of ecosystems; Understanding the risks in population dynamics, biodiversity impoverishment and interspecific relationships.

The competences acquired in this kind of professional programme can be assets in the realisation of a wide variety of ecological projects throughout the world, especially those carried out in developing countries, which are committed to positive environmental policy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Ethology and Behavioural Ecology
  • Molecular Ecology 
  • Management of Ecosystem Biodiversity – Field Studies 
  • Methods in Evolutionary and Applied Ecology 
  • Multilingual Creation of international resources in ecology 
  • Research in Ecology – Seminars & Workshop 
  • Advanced projects of pluridisciplinary approaches in applied ecology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Curriculum vitae in tabular form of your educational background
    • Copy of your passport – Please make a copy of the photo page of your passport (with your name and photo)
    • Payment receipt for the UNI-ASSIST application fee
    • School-leaving certificate entitling the holder to study at university in his/her home country, with a list of subjects and grades
    • University certificates (e.g. your Bachelor's or Master's degree) including the corresponding list of subjects with individual grades

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    9000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4500 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Kiel

720 - 1050 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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