M.Sc. On Campus

Ecosystem Services

24 months
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The MSc international Master’s programme on Ecosystem Services from TU Dresden provides students with the knowledge base and methods to analyse pressing environ-mental problems and to develop societally relevant solutions.


The MSc Ecosystem Services from TU Dresden combines the natural and social sciences expertise of the International Institute (IHI) Zittau and the Faculty of Environmental Sciences at TU Dresden, the Senckenberg Museum of Natural History in Görlitz, and the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) in Dresden.

The global loss of biodiversity and ecosystem degradation are among the grand challenges of global environmental change. In this context, ecosystem services as the direct and indirect contributions of ecosystems for human well-being are gaining increasing attention in science, policy and society. Identifying, mapping and assessing ecosystem services as well as capturing their values in public and private decision-making are important objectives of national, 

European and international biodiversity and sustainability strategies. At the global level, this demanding task is not least part of the working programme of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES). IPBES is an intergovernmental body which assesses the state of biodiversity and of the ecosystem services it provides to society, in response to requests from decision makers.

Professional field

  • Research and education (universities, research centres, industry)
  • Public administration (e.g., environmental and conservation ministries, public agencies)
  • Business; Economic and policy consultancy
  • International organisations (e.g., UNEP, FAO, World Bank)
  • Non-governmental organisations (e.g., conservation NGOs, such as WWF, IUCN)
  • Scientific management

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Basics of Ecosystem Services
  • Biodiversity and Ecosystem Governance
  • Ecological Economics
  • Applied Ecology
  • Taxonomy
  • Environmental Social Sciences

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.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Degree in life or environmental sciences, economics, social sciences, geography, agricultural or forestry sciences or related fields
  • English skills, at least equal to a B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, shown by a certificate such as IELTS or TOEFL

Tuition Fee

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  • No tuition fee. Students have to pay an administrative charge of about 270 EUR per term.  

Living costs for Zittau

630 - 1000 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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