About this course
Students taking this bachelor programme acquire general abilities in biological principles in conformance with other natural sciences, especially biochemistry, chemistry, physics and mathematics. The programme offers an introduction to the principles of scientific research and to applied aspects of biology. All students must take the following compulsory modules: general botany, general zoology, principles of botanical systematics, special zoology, plant physiology, animal physiology, microbiology, genetics I, together with associated basic knowledge of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and principles of biochemistry. Three modules have to be selected from the following programme of compulsory elective modules: Applied botany, organismal diversity, (cormophytes, fungi) geobotany, ecology, molecular plant physiology, environmental microbiology I, genetics II, animal ecology, evolution, neurobiology, behavioural physiology, applied microbiology, conservation and environmental protection, behavioural psychology. On completion of this programme, students can apply for the strongly research-oriented Master of Science in biology. Together with the compulsory modules, the master’s programme in biology focuses on a wide range of selected compulsory subjects in the different sub-sections of biology and the related fields of medicine, chemistry, physics and geosciences. Classes can also be offered in English. From the programme of modules, students have to choose five biological compulsory elective modules and one non-biological compulsory elective module or four biological compulsory elective modules and two non-biological compulsory elective modules.
In order to study at a German university, a prospective student must provide a Hochschulzugangsberechtigung (university admission qualification). German applicants acquire an Abitur (General Qualification for University Entrance certificate), which allows them to apply for a spot at a university. International applicants must determine if their secondary school graduation is equivalent to the German Abitur prior to applying to a university.
Students who meet the application requirements may otherwise improve their chance of admission depending on which study programme they apply for or by passing the Test for Academic Studies (TestAS).