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  • How do species evolve?
  • How do diseases of the nervous system evolve?
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Degree programmes


Biology, Master of Education


Degree: Master of Education
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German

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What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

it offers the opportunity to both research complex biological questions and to gain an understanding of fundamental didactic methods crucial for future work in a teaching position.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Biotechnology
  • Molecular Botany and Microbiology
  • Structural Biology
  • Biodiversity
  • Neurobiology
  • Didactic Methodology in Biology

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,

... have:
basic understanding of experimental techniques; basic biological know-how acquired in the previous degree course
... enjoy:
experimental research and teaching
... struggle through:
gaining an understanding of complex issues; English-language literature; drafting lesson plans for biology

This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Biology, B.A. and B.Sc.
  • Biology-related degree courses (verification through the joint examination board)
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in teaching positions at grammar schools (Gymnasium) and comprehensive schools (Gesamtschule)
  • in an area related to Teaching Science

And else?

An internship ...

is mandatory. It is done during the degree course.
Duration: 4 weeks basic internship (GPO examination regulations 2995/2010) or 1 internship semester (GPO 2013 or newer)

Studying abroad ...

is recommended. It is done in the 1st semester.
Duration: 1 semester

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Studienfachberatung Biologie
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Biologie
Building, Room: ND 03/70
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-23139
Website Fachschaft

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