Organismic and Molecular Biodiversity, M.Sc. | TU Dresden | Zittau, Germany
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Organismic and Molecular Biodiversity

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With this MSc in Organismic and Molecular Biodiversity from TU Dresden, detailed and specialized knowledge on the subject of biodiversity is imparted, whereby organismic, morphological and molecular approaches are linked. The aim is to train specialists who are able to develop new solutions for the conservation and protection of biodiversity.

Overview

The MSc in Organismic and Molecular Biodiversity from TU Dresden tackles the scientific and social interest in questions about biodiversity and its changes, which have been growing rapidly for years, because both the numbers of species and individuals are falling dramatically. 

However, the increased need for biodiversity research and scientific monitoring is offset by a lack of specialist staff: There is a lack of specialists in the field of species knowledge and at the interface between basic research in nature conservation and practical application. Morphological knowledge, which is of great importance for evolutionary biology but also for the functional properties of organisms and ecosystems, is often hardly or not at all imparted. In the molecular field, in many cases, methods have only now become available that must now be applied widely.

Occupational fields

Thanks to the combination of overview and specialist knowledge, graduates are recognized in a wide range of topics within biodiversity research. The combination of organismic and molecular methods is a special feature. 

The inclusion of collection-based research as well as applied aspects such as nature conservation and biotechnology allows graduates, after an appropriate training period in professional practice, diverse and complex tasks in natural history museums, research institutions, national and international to cope with practical nature conservation facilities or expert offices.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • In the area of ​​Species Diversity and Natural History Collections, you acquire in-depth knowledge of the taxonomy and ecology of selected groups of species and master the relevant methods. 
  • In the specialization Evolution of Functional Biodiversity, you familiarize yourself with the theory and methodology of morphological and anatomical investigations and can assess corresponding properties in an evolutionary and functional framework.
  • In the Molecular Biodiversity specialization, graduates gain theoretical and practical knowledge of current genetic methods, including bioinformatic analyzes. You can look at the genetic basis of evolutionary processes and the relevant levels from the gene to the chromosome to the genome.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The prerequisite for admission to the course is a first professional university degree recognized in Germany or a degree from a state or state-recognized professional academy in the field of biology or in courses with closely related subject areas such as forest science, agroecology, nature conservation and landscape planning or geoecology.
  • Knowledge of English at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference is required. Evidence is provided, for example, by submitting a certificate for a completed language test, such as the paper-based TOEFL test, computer-based TOEFL test, Internet-based TOEFL test or IELTS test, provided that English is not the applicant's native language . of the applicant and this can be proven with a school leaving certificate.

Tuition Fee

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No tuition fee. Students have to pay a semester fee of 287 EUR.

Living costs for Zittau

630 - 1000 EUR /month
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1300 EUR
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934 EUR
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300 EUR
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1200 EUR
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934 EUR
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500 EUR
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1000000 INR
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21000 GBP
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3500 USD
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15 Nov 2024
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1300 EUR
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1200 EUR
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1000 USD
Deadline
30 Nov 2024
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1000 USD
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30 Nov 2024
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934 EUR
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934 EUR
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850 EUR
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480 EUR
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Various benefits
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Various benefits
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14 Oct 2024
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649 EUR
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31 Dec 2024
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1350 EUR
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31 Oct 2024
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25000 USD
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20 Sep 2024
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25 Aug 2024
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5000 CAD
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31 Dec 2024
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90000 AUD
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3000 USD
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31 Dec 2025
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12000 USD
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30 Nov 2024
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10000 USD
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31 Jul 2024
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8000 EUR
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3500 USD
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15 Nov 2024
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3000 USD
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2000 USD
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