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About

Teaching of the M.Sc. Marine Biology at the University of Bremen follows a unique concept. The University has very close ties and intense co-operations with several world-class marine research institutions located in the Federal State of Bremen. 

Overview

The Marine Biology programme offered by the University of Bremen is strongly research-orientated. The graduates are trained to develop hypotheses-driven research concepts and to design appropriate experimental approaches in order to answer profound questions related to the large field of marine ecosystem and organism functioning and of potential impacts of local, regional and global environmental change.

Careers

Employment opportunities for Marine Biologists exist worldwide at institutions committed to research and development, in the fishing and aquaculture industry as well as in the environmental conservation and management sector at governmental agencies or within NGOs and IGOs. Marine biologists also work at museums, zoological gardens, and aquaria. Additional employment opportunities for marine biologists include adjacent fields such as media (i.e. scientific journalism), eco-consulting, environmental impact assessments, and eco-tourism business. Marine biologists are also employed in the commercial and industrial sector, for instance for "Blue Biotechnology", coastal zone management and the sustainable use of marine resources.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Lab Safety and Fire Prevention Workshop 
  • Principles of Marine Biology and Biological Oceanography
  • Principles of Marine Ecophysiology
  • Experimental Design and Data Analysis: Parameter Estimations and Tests 
  • Marine Geosciences 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor (B.Sc.) degree in biology, ecology, environmental sciences, oceanography or a closely related discipline
  • with an overall grade of at least 2.5 according to the German grading scheme, in which 1.0 equals "excellent", 2.0 "good", 3.0 "satisfactory", 4.0 "sufficient", and 5.0 "fail". Grades from international applicants will be converted to the German grading scheme by the university administration. 
  • Fluency in English is required according to level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages and must be proven for instance by a UniCERT III certificate or a IELTS score of at least 7 or a Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE).
  • Curriculum Vitae, 
  • Letter of Motivation in English language, 
  • Transcript of Study Records

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • The University of Bremen does not charge tuition fees. But you do have to pay a semester contribution: 347,26EUR

Living costs for Bremen

738 - 1106 EUR /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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