The Programme

We aim to equip you for up-front basic research, to conduct environmental management, to advise policy or to enter into other maritime professions.

The programme is arranged in 4 semesters.

In each semester you need to gain at least 30 credit points (CP or ECTS) on average (120 CP are acknowledged). 

You gain these credit points by attending modules out of three different sections and passing the corresponding exams.


Section 1

Compulsory modules or courses (all have to be taken)

Section 2

compulsory/elective modules or courses (second semester: choose one of three / third semester: choose two of four).

Section 3

optional modules or courses (examples for optionals see here (section "Optional modules" within summer semester (second semester) resp. winter semester (third semester)) and more under: "optionals outside Biological Oceanography").


More detailed information look at Structure.and scroll down to the interactive table.

A list of all module descriptions can be found here.

The complete module handbook can be found here.

For information about actual official regulations klick here "Prüfungsordnung(German only) - English version (not official) and "Prüfungsverfahrensordnung" (German only).

For further information contact your study advisor.