In this research-oriented and strongly transdisciplinary degree course students acquire in-depth knowledge of the contents and methods of the subject 'Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation' and develop competencies for solving complex research tasks independently.
The degree course, which focuses on natural sciences, 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 number of elective modules allow for high individuality and flexibility when selecting your study contents and organising study schedules.
The degree course has a research-oriented character so that the graduates are able to plan, realise, and interpret complex research tasks. Furthermore, the graduates can analyse and evaluate problems of landscape ecology, ecosystems or nature conservation from different points of view. This is based on solid taxonomic knowledge, an understanding of the connections and changes in ecosystems and the awareness of various assessment approaches. These can be environmental and nature conservation aspects, but also environmental-economic considerations such as the cost-benefit analysis. Environmental ethics provide a basis for the critical analysis and reflection of different values and goals of nature and environmental protection.
Graduates of the MSc degree course Landscape Ecology and Nature Conservation can pursue careers 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.