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Two students examine a water sample in the Ecological-Botanical Garden of the University of Bayreuth

Molecular Ecology, Master of Science (M.Sc.)

The Master's programme "Molecular Ecology" combines two focus areas of the University of Bayreuth: "Ecology & the Environmental Sciences“ und "Molecular Biosciences". The focus is on the molecular mechanisms with which microorganisms, plants, and animals adapt to biotic and abiotic environmental factors, as well as the molecular interactions between organisms. In laboratory and field studies, the practice-oriented course of studies conveys ecological interrelationships ranging from the genetic basis to evolutionary effects on complex ecosystems.

Even during my bachelor's degree in biology, I was sure that I would do my master's in Bayreuth. The master's programme is diverse, the professors are renowned, and they work on exciting research projects. The Molecular Ecology programme combines molecular and ecological biosciences. In my master's thesis, I am investigating 'Predator-prey relationships in plankton organisms'. I am benefiting from the good laboratory equipment at the University. I feel very well supervised and have lots of contact with other master's students. Everyone helps everyone here, across disciplines.

Sven Ritschar
Student M.Sc. Molecular Ecology

This degree programme is taught in German.

Good knowledge of German is an essential prerequisite to successfully completing the degree programme. Proof of German language proficiency at B2 level or equivalent is required for admission. For detailed information, please see the German version of the study programme site.

Any more questions? Please contact the coordinator of the degree programme.

Prof. Dr. Christian Laforsch

Prof. Dr. Christian LaforschChair of Animal Ecology I

Phone: +49 (0)921 / 55-2650
Office: Room 5.0 01 10, Building Naturwissenschaften I (NW I)
Universitätstraße 30, 95447 Bayreuth

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