The graduates of the Master’s program Biodiversity specialize in research-oriented molecular and organismic sub-areas of biodiversity. They are able to systematically present complex interrelationships between the different organizational levels of biodiversity and to place them in the context of existing research results. They have deepened their knowledge of the systematics, taxonomy and phylogeny of organisms as well as their function and distribution in natural habitats. They have extended their methodological knowledge to modern, specialized methods and can apply these in the laboratory and in the field. The extension of key competences as well as competences in the field of soft skills are curricular components. They have an overview of the current state of research in specific areas of biodiversity research and can evaluate results critically and objectively. They place these in the historical context and gain insights into the principles and mechanisms of biology. Graduates of the Master’s program in Biodiversity can record contributions to the scientific discussion of socially relevant issues, assess them objectively and ethically and justify the individual and social relevance of research projects. They can develop questions independently, plan, carry out and evaluate research projects, place them in a bioscientific context and present them in oral and written form in relation to the addressees.