M.Sc. On Campus

Biodiversity, Evolution, Ecology

24 months
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The master’s degree program in Biodiversity, Evolution, Ecology at Freie Universität Berlin is a bilingual program (German/English) that fosters advanced knowledge of the subject and methodology among students and enables them to embark on careers in research and practice in the fields of biodiversity and ecological research.


The Biodiversity, Evolution, Ecology program from Freie Universität Berlin teaches students professional methods of collecting, evaluating, and interpreting data on evolution, ecology, and biodiversity. 

The goal of the program is to provide students with a thorough understanding of complex ecological and evolutionary processes. 

Key Features 

  • Alongside theoretical fundamentals, students are introduced to the methods used in modern and traditional research in the fields of biodiversity, ecology, and evolutionary biology. 
  • By including curatorial elements at institutions that maintain collections and large-scale research institutions, the program offers students a way to earn particularly high qualifications.

Programme Structure

  • The Institute of Biology is characterized by a lively exchange with other institutes of the BCP department and the Berlin research landscape. 
  • This is reflected in the participation in many interdisciplinary research alliances, such as excellence clusters, graduate schools, special research areas, research groups, Research Training Groups (GRKs), BMBF research alliances and priority programmes.

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.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent foreign university degree in biology, in geosciences, horticulture, forestry, agricultural sciences, bioinformatics, veterinary medicine, or another natural science degree with proof of modules comprising at least 15 credit points from the field of biodiversity sciences, in particular from the areas of systematics, evolution, ecology, in a quantitative and qualitative scope comparable to the Bachelor's degree program in biology of the Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy of Freie Universität Berlin
  • Language certificate in English (level B2 CEFR) for applicants whose native language is not English and who have not obtained their university degree at an educational institution where English is the language of instruction.

Tuition Fee

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Students do not pay any tuition fees, the university only charges semester fees and contributions each semester.

Living costs for Berlin

836 - 1340 EUR /month
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