M.Sc. On Campus

Ecology, Evolution and Conservation

University of Potsdam

24 months
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In the Ecology, Evolution and Conservation MSc course at the University of Potsdam you will learn about the state of the art in the various specialized fields of ecology, evolutionary research and scientific nature conservation. The program is research-oriented and concentrates on a broad spectrum of modern research methods, with a supplementary focus on application aspects.


Course Details

This Ecology, Evolution and Conservation MSc course at the University of Potsdam focuses on organismic biology, meaning “entire” organisms, their reciprocal interactions, and their relationship to the abiotic environment. A broad array of module courses range from the theoretical foundations of ecology and evolution to their application in such fields as sustainability research or species conservation. The courses within a module (lectures, seminars, tutorials, internships) cover the entire spectrum from aquatic and plant ecology, to animal ecology and biodiversity research, to molecular and organismic evolutionary biology, to scientific nature conservation. Your education will focus on learning the current state of knowledge in the various fields of specialization, as well as a broad spectrum of methodologies in the laboratory, in field studies, and computer-supported modeling. Small learning groups enable early and individualized contact to our broadly skilled instructors.

Career Opportunities

The degree program offers ideal preparation for the professional world, or for the continuation of your academic education with a doctoral degree. The master’s degree in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation qualifies you for independent work in academic research, in national and international agencies and administrative institutions, in companies and organizations in the field of applied ecology, including in planning offices or environmental associations, or as a freelancer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • State of the art in ecology, evolution, and conservation
  • Experimental design and data analysis
  • Group Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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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

  • Applying for a master’s degree generally requires you to hold an undergraduate degree, such as a bachelor’s degree. Your first degree should be in mathematics, biosciences or natural sciences, or in a scientifically oriented subject in environmental, agricultural, forestry or geosciences. You must have English language skills at least at the B2 level and German language skills at least at the A2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. 

Tuition Fee

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  • 280 Euros per semester administrative fee

Living costs for Potsdam

690 - 1050 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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