Areas of focus include molecular, cellular, organismic and social investigations of
- biodiversity in the Alps and other mountain regions,
- adaptation strategies for extreme climate conditions,
- effects of climate change on vegetation,
- current and historical vegetation and climate dynamics.
Master's theses are usually integrated into our numerous research projects, allowing insights into a wide range of modern laboratory and field work methods
Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities
Graduates of the Master's Programme Botany at the University of Innsbruck may pursue careers in both research and practical areas, including biological-analytical laboratories of universities and research institutions, pharmaceutics, agriculture and forestry, environmental conservation and national park management, museums of natural science, and special fields such as archaeobotany, botanical forensics, biomonitoring and science journalism.The master's programme also prepares students for doctoral studies.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Diversity of Selected Seed Plants
- Flora and Vegetation of the Eastern Alps and Adjacent Areas
- Diversity of Selected Plants
- Lichens, Bryophytes, Ferns
- Evolution of Algae
- Plant Evolution
- Methods in Evolutionary Research, Plant Systematics and Biogeography
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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DisciplinesBiology Plant & Crop Sciences
- Relevant bachelor's degrees at the University of Innsbruck - Bachelor's Programme Biology
- Admission to the master's degree programme may also be possible if a student has completed a bachelor's degree in a relevant related field
- Apply online for your intended study programme
- In order to be admitted to a study programme you have to register in person at the Admission Department and bring along the official “Letter of Acceptance” (Mitteilung) of the Universität Innsbruck, your photo ID and everything asked for in the “Letter of Acceptance”
- At the moment for Non-EEA-citizens it is not possible to apply online
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
All students must pay the Austrian Students’ Union fee.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.