University of Bremen

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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The Ecology course offered by the University of Bremen is a programme for European and Non-European students with a background in biology, ecology or a related subject. 


The Ecology programme offered by the University of Bremen  is multidisciplinary and contains many innovative elements such as a mentoring programme, integrated skills courses, supporting online material, scientific projects, and individual research training.

Research in the area of “Marine Ecosystems” encompasses the bioscientific components of Bremen’s excellent high-profile area of marine research; Marine Ecology is therefore one of the elements of the Master's Programme MSc Ecology.

Career opportunities

The Master of Science Ecology will provide you with a broad ecological background and will train you to become a critically thinking scientist. On the one hand you will get extensive research experience qualifying you for PhD studies and an academic career but further more the acquired scientific, technical and communication skills will also open a wide range 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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Population Ecology 
  • Environmental Risks and Ecotoxicology 
  • Introduction to Behavioural Ecology
  • Vegetation Ecology and Conservation Biology 
  • Soil and Ecosystem 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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor‘s degree (or equivalent) in Biology, Ecology, or a related field, or you have 135 CP and expect to finish your Bachelor‘s before starting the Master's programme. 
  • CV,
  • motivation letter, 
  • Bachelor‘s degree (if you don't have a Bachelor‘s degree yet, include a transcript of records), 
  • proof your English language proficiency by taking a recognised English proficiency test

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

In Bremen, there are no tuition fees. But you do have to pay a semester contribution: 386,39 euro.


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.

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