Biology (M.Ed.)

The most important facts at a glance:

 

Degree:

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Standard period of studies:

4 Semester

Start:

winter and summer semester

Admission restrictions:

open admission

Application:

You find information on the application procedure for international students here.

Deadlines:

Winter semester: April 1 - May 15

Summer semester: October 1 - November 15

Required Bachelor's degree:

Biology (B.Ed.)

Department:

Department of Biology

Faculty:

Faculty 10: Biology

Accreditation:

The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

Biology is the science of living nature. Biology describes and explores the manifestations of living systems, organisms, their expressions of life, and their relationships with one another and with their environment. Biology comprises, among others, the fields of anthropology (human biology), botany, genetics, microbiology, molecular biophysics, and zoology. Biological research contributes to the preservation of the environment and to shaping our future living conditions. From an observational and descriptive science in past decades, biology has developed more and more into an experimental discipline that uses a variety of methods and instruments, including from sister sciences such as physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Research methods in molecular biology are also applied in medicine and biotechnology.

Master entrance requirements

Proof of a B.Ed. degree for college preparatory secondary school teaching in the same subjects from a university in Rhineland-Palatinate or an equivalent final degree from a university in Germany or abroad.

Applicants having a final degree that is not equivalent to but corresponds to at least 140 credit points to the required Bachelor’s examination, may be admitted to the Master’s degree program on the condition that the missing study and examination qualifications are obtained at the latest by the end of the first academic year. If the student does not provide proof within the period specified, they will no longer be allowed to continue studying; their enrollment will be canceled without further notice.

It is assumed that students have sufficient active and passive knowledge of the English language to read specialist literature in English and participate in courses taught in English; this does not include submitting written course work and writing examinations in the English language. Proof is not required.

Information

The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Student Counselling Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).