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The University

The university is founded in 2003 through the merger of two universities and is the youngest university in Germany.  It is ranked 190 in 2019’s Times Higher Education ranking. There are 11 departments with programs ranging from the humanities and social sciences over economics and business studies all the way to the engineering sciences and natural sciences. By far, most students are enrolled in engineering programs. The university’s motto is “Open-Minded” which refers both to the diversity and research made at the university. The yearly budget covers 483 million EUR and it is also well-known in the international scientific community. Almost 20% of the enrolled students are international students from 130 different countries.

The City

The university has campuses in two cities in North Rhine Westphalia. Which has around 550.000 habitants. One of them has the most important steel production site in Europe and functions as a logistical center of Germany. It’s known for its large harbor on the Rhine river. The site of an old ironworks is now a park with trails and a ropes course.

The other city is known as “the shopping city” and was awarded the European Green Capital in 2017. The Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex has been transformed to house several museums. A heritage trail through the former colliery chronicles the city’s history of coal mining and steel production.


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The Program

Compact Program Information
Degree Name:                                                      Master of Science

Application Fee:                                                  None

Application Time:                                             All year

Previous German Knowledge:                     None

Language Preparation Cost:                         private

Language Preparation Duration:               2 Semesters

Program Duration:                                            4 Semesters

Program Description

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.

Admission Requirements

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