M.Sc. On Campus

Marine Ecosystem and Fisheries Science

University of Hamburg

24 months
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The Marine Ecosystem and Fisheries Science MSc course from University of Hamburg is set up as a consecutive and research-oriented degree program.


Graduates of the Marine Ecosystem and Fisheries Science MSc course from University of Hamburg will have learned the practical and theoretical methods of the research fields of Biological Oceanography (BO) and Fisheries Science (FS) and will be able to apply them in laboratory, field and theoretical studies. Students will possess the ability to develop scientific hypotheses through problem analysis and are able to select approaches to best test these hypotheses. Graduates will be familiar with the current discourse on anthropogenic effects on marine ecosystems and, with their professional knowledge, will be able to contribute to social debates regarding the management and conservation of ocean ecosystems and living marine resources. Consequently, graduates will be in a position to excellence in a future scientific career and/or to contribute to assessment and management of the status of ocean ecosystems.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will, based on their broad interdisciplinary and integrative university training, qualify for a broad range of career opportunities. They can, for example, pursue a career in research, starting with a PhD, to be subsequently employed in responsible and leading positions at universities, academic and non-academic research institutes and business companies in the field of biological oceanography and fisheries sciences. Other promising job opportunities can be found in management, consulting, policy and communication in federal ministries, governmental and non-governmental organisations, pisciculture or other marine biology business companies. Positions in research funding organisations, scientific journalism, ocean ecosystems protection, intellectual property rights, pisciculture associations, or international organisations such as the EU represent additional employment possibilities.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biological Oceanography and Fisheries Science
  • Advanced BO and FS
  • Data Handling and Visualisation
  • Data Analysis and Modelling 
  • Biodiversity of Marine Life
  • Environmental Policy and Management

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

  • A bachelor’ degree either Marine Ökosystem and Fischereiwissenschaften from the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences at Universität Hamburg or
  • Any other bachelor’s degree, provided that coursework in the natural sciences has been completed in Mathematics, Chemistry, Statistics and Biology (incl. Biological Oceanography and Fisheries Science) - minimum number of CPs required
  • Proficiency in English

Tuition Fee

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  • EU/EEA

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  • The semester contribution is €328. 

Living costs for Hamburg

897 - 1417 EUR /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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