Curriculum structure

Biological Oceanography

The Master of science (M.Sc.) programme “Biological Oceanography” provides knowledge and skills in a number of disciplines that address various areas of the global ocean as a complex system. The curriculum is focussed on biology and imparts knowledge in chemistry, geology, physics and mathematics.

First semester

The first Semester has been set for the theoretical and practical fundament for the systemic analysis of the marine environment. All first semester modules are compulsory.

Second semester

Building on this knowledge, students begin in the second semester to form their individual focus within the curriculum in compulsory/elective and elective modules. Already in the second semester, the students take part in theory and practice of running research projects.

Third semester

This semester is devoted to further specialization (including a 9 days research cruise) and first contacts to the research group where the individual students plan to do their masters thesis as well as introduction to cutting-edge research, Instrumentation and literature.

Fourth semester

Here the focus is on application of all knowledge gathered so far to work on the masters thesis as part of ongoing research projects (how to start your master thesis).

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