Molecular Ecosystem Sciences B. Sc.

MES program

B.Sc. Molecular Ecosystem Science is the only Bachelor programme fully taught in English offered by the Georg-August-University Göttingen. It is organized by the Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology and the goals are ambitious: Young students will learn modern methods, both in ecology and in molecular (bio-)sciences.

  • Most teaching modules comprise practical work, field and laboratory courses or seminars
  • From the very beginning students will be exposed to most recent developments in both fields and become involved in ongoing research activities

  • MES program characteristics

    Most modules explain the use of molecular tools to address ecological issues in different disciplines. The B.Sc. Molecular ecosystem Sciences offers a broad range of courses; some courses clearly focus on molecular biosciences whereas others mainly focus on ecosystem research and its applications.

    We offer a very international atmosphere as the program is fully in English, and we aim for a very international group of students including students from Germany, other European countries and abroad.

    • Three years B.Sc. program with 180 ECTS
    • Compulsory modules, Key competencies and Elective Modules
    • Each module with 6 ECTS credits/ 4 hours weekly training
    • Bachelor project and thesis with 6 + 12 ECTS at the end of the program
    • All courses are in English

    • Exemplary study plan
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      Elective semester

      A full semester is reserved for or an individual internship/ scientific project or elective modules. Students are encouraged to spend this semester at partner universities or other research institutes in Germany or abroad to further strengthen their international profile - a special feature of the program!


      The option for the elective semester include:

      • Scientific project/ internship (at Göttingen University or abroad)
      • ERASMUS exchange semester
      • Modules of programs offered by partner Universities worldwide
      • Modules of other programs offered by Göttingen University
      • Elective Modules of the MES module catalogue:
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