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Molecular Ecosystem Sciences (B.Sc.)

Subject name:Molecular Ecosystem Sciences (B.Sc.)
Degree: Bachelor of Sciences (B.Sc.)
Standard period of study: 6 semesters
Starting semester: Winter semester
Admission: limited admission
Application: online
EU-applicants: Click here
Application deadline: July 15
non-EU-applicants: Click here
Application deadline: April 30
Language requirements before studies begin (certificate required): Good to very good knowledge of English

Admission to the winter semester 2018/19:

  • 1st subject semester: limited admission (application to the University)
  • 2nd to 6th subject semester: open admission (enrolment without previous application)
  • International applicants (non-EU): limited admission (application to International Student Services)



Course description
The Bachelor Degree Programme Molecular Ecosystem Sciences is an international three year programme aimed at motivated and qualified students from European countries and abroad. As the courses are entirely in English, the students' language skills are expected to be at high level. The Degree Programme combines molecular and ecosystem studies and students will be involved in both fields.


Programme structure
Most of the teaching modules include practical work, field and laboratory courses or seminars in addition to the lectures so students will get a lot of hands on practical training.

An understanding of ecosystem processes requires a detailed view of their molecular basis so students will gain diverse and advanced knowledge in natural sciences and related disciplines.

Each of the modules leading to fulfill this aim is valued at six credits so the first three semesters will consist of five modules per semester with 4 hours per module per week amounting to a total of 30 credits and 20 teaching hours per semester.

The fourth semester is an elective semester during which students can choose to do practical training abroad or to stay in Göttingen with a choice of modules read mainly by international visiting professors from abroad.

Semester five is taken up by another five modules (of 6 credits and 4 hours per week each) including a module on Scientific Writing in order to help prepare students for their B.Sc. Thesis which will follow in the sixth semester.

The last semester consists of two modules, additionally the B.Sc. Project which involves contributions from eight departments and finally the B.Sc. Thesis which is valued at 12 credits.