M.Sc. On Campus

Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution

University of Greifswald

24 months
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The Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution programme of the University of Greifswald is designed to provide students with the theoretical and practical knowledge required for a scientific professional activity in the form of freely selectable modules from the fields of ecology, biodiversity, evolution, morphology, nature conservation, reproductive biology, behaviour, microbiology and physiology.


Special emphasis is given to methodological and conceptual aspects as a prerequisite for independent scientific work.

Career prospects

The career prospects for graduates of the Biodiversity, Ecology and Evolution programme of the University of Greifswald are primarily in the scientific (universities, universities of applied sciences, research institutes), but also in other governmental (environmental authorities, water management offices, political consulting, museums, botanical and zoological gardens) and economic sectors (e.g. expert and planning offices, plant protection and food industry).

A further qualification with a doctorate is possible after graduation.

Programme Structure

The spectrum of methods integrated in the master’s programme is very diverse. Knowledge will be gained in the following fields:

  • Ecological field and laboratory methods
  • Recording and analysis of biodiversity
  • Palaeoecological analyses
  • Modelling, GIS analyses
  • behavioural analysis, telemetry
  • Morphological analyses (histology, TEM, REM, μCT, CLSM)
  • Phylogenetic analyses
  • Population Genetics
  • Environmental analytical methods (TOC, HPLC, GC, GC-MS)
  • Microbiological analyses, immunology
  • Quantitative and molecular genetics
  • Protein biochemical analyses
  • Database Management
  • Statistical analyses

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree in biological, environmental or life sciences or closely related degrees with at least 50 % of credit points from the biological field on subjects such as zoology, botany, ecology, evolution, or physiology is required. The examination board decides on exemption from the admission requirements.
  • English at level B2 (CEFR) is required. Equivalent proof: FCE, IELTS 5.0, TOEFL (PBT) 567, TOEFL (CBT) 227, TOEFL (IBT) 80, TOEIC 785) or alternatively evidence of minimum seven years of school English.

Tuition Fee

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  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • A Semester Fee of € 89,50 (or € 112.00 for freshers) must be paid every semester

Living costs for Greifswald

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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