ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION MSC

Ecology and Evolution
Course Duration / ECTS 4 semesters / 120 ECTS
University degree
Master of Science (MSc)
Faculty Faculty of Natural Sciences
Department Biosciences
Mode Full time
Study ID D 066 230
Admission Requirements Students must hold a Bachelor's degree (or comparable
degree) in an equivalent or related field from an accredited
Austrian or foreign institute of higher education.

What will I learn?

The scientific disciplines of ecology and evolutionary biology research on the units, structures, functions and changes within our biotic environment.  A deep and scientifically based understanding of ecological and evolutionary processes is a prerequisite for the conservation, protection and sustainable use of biodiversity and natural resources.  This includes understanding the interactions of organisms with each other and the environment, as well as the adaptive differentiation of species, populations and individuals in terms of their genetic characteristics, ecology, morphology, physiology, and developmental and reproductive biology at various spatial and temporal scales. The Master course in Ecology and Evolution provides a thorough, forward-looking, and high-quality education in these areas.  It is characterized by an integrative, experimental, interdisciplinary and internationally competitive approach to education and research.

Which career opportunities do I have?

A thorough ecological and evolutionary education is of highest scientific and societal relevance and offers a broad range of professional opportunities to graduates: Research and teaching at universities and other educational institutions; employment in zoos, botanical gardens, museums, natural history collections, management of National Parks and other protected areas; contributions to the private and/or public-administrative sector, participation in political, economical and societal decision-making processes, e.g. in agencies dealing with nature and environmental protection, landscape conservation and energy supply (such as documentation and management of biodiversity, management of sustainability and resources, climate change research); applied research, development and consulting in the pharmaceutical/medical sector, environmental chemistry, food-technology and -industry, agriculture, gene technology, biotechnology, etc.; botanical and zoological forensics; employment in media, scientific journalism, and publishing sectors.

Why Salzburg?

Salzburg is the ideal place for studying ecology and evolutionary biology. The geographical position at the margin of the Alps does not only offer plenty of possibilities for recreation, but also for field courses, practical courses and master topics. The integration of theoretical foundations of ecology and evolution with research-related field and lab courses in a variety of scientific disciplines is definitely a plus in this MA course. Students are usually integrated in ongoing national and international research projects and acquire high general research skills.

How is the course structured?

Ecology and Evolution MSc

Theoretical Basis in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology12 ECTS
Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity12 ECTS
Ecology12 ECTS
Excursions and field courses6 ECTS
Advanced topics in Evolutionary Biology18 ECTS
Advanced topics in Ecology18 ECTS
Special competences and internship6 ECTS
Master thesis & exam30 ECTS
Optional subjects6 ECTS
Total120 ECTS

Contact

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Univ. Prof. Dr. Fritz Aberger Head of the curriculum committee Biowissenschaften
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