Study structure

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In the first part of the course, you will receive a broad basic education in which you will learn the methodology, way of thinking and technical language of biology and its individual subject areas and also acquire relevant knowledge from the neighboring disciplines of mathematics, physics, statistics and chemistry. In addition to theory, essential practical and methodological skills are also taught. 

In the second part of the course, students specialize by taking profile modules, which can be combined individually. A wide range of compulsory elective modules is also available for specialization. The compulsory electives also include interdisciplinary key skills such as language courses, which can prepare students for a study phase abroad at one of our partner universities.

A career-oriented practical module in a company or a non-university institution provides you with valuable initial insights into the professional fields of biologists. 

Sample study plan

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A degree program consists of modules that are defined in the examination regulations and described in more detail in the module handbook. In terms of content and time, it makes sense to study these modules in a certain order. For each degree program, there is a sample study plan that shows you an ideal typical course. If you study in this way, you will be able to complete your studies in the standard period of study. This is not always possible, so there may be individual deviations from the suggested sequence. When planning, you should bear in mind that not every module is offered in the winter and summer semesters and that some modules necessarily build on each other or have other participation requirements. The student advisor will support you in the individual organization of your studies.