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M.Sc. Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation

General Information

In this research-oriented and strongly transdisciplinary program you will acquire in-depth knowledge of the contents and methods of 'Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation' and develop competencies for solving complex research tasks independently.

The program, which mainly covers natural science (environment and ecology), is supplemented by contents from the fields of the humanities and economics, in particular through the integration of landscape economics and environmental ethics. A substantial proportion of elective modules allow for high individuality and flexibility of your study content and study schedules.

The programme has a research-oriented character, so that you are able to plan, realise, and interpret complex research tasks. Furthermore, you will learn to analyse and evaluate problems of landscape ecology, ecosystems or nature conservation from different points of view. 

Graduates of the M.Sc. course Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation can pursue a career in landscape and nature conservation research, national and international nature conservation organisations and associations, landscape planning and consultancy offices, environmental and nature conservation administration or private companies.

Short Summary

  • Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  • Start of studies: winter semester (October)
  • Study fees: None
  • Regular length of study: 4 semesters
  • Total credits: 120 credits (ECTS)
  • Teaching language: mainly English, German is not compulsory
  • Admission requirements: A bachelor’s degree in landscape ecology or bio-, agricultural or forestry sciences. Special applicants will be approved in individual cases.
  • Admission procedure: local admission procedure, application deadline 15 July for German students, 15 December for EPOS Scholarship applicants, 1 March for self-financed students (see below for definition of interested students types)
  • Field of Study: Landscape Ecology, transdisciplinary Nature Conservation Research


German Applicants:
Dr. Michael Manthey

DAAD Scholarship applicants:
Dr. Tiemo Timmermann

Self-financed international applicants:
Kathrin Brandenburg

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