Winter semester 2020/2021

General remarks


Lecture period: 02.11.2020 to 26.02.2021 (with 05.10. - 24.10. for second exam phase summer semester resp. 15.02.-27.02.2021 for first exam phase winter semester).

Without courses/classes: December 21, 2020 to January 01, 2021

Registration period first exam phase winter semester : will be annouced as soon as available

First exam period winter semester: 15.02. - 27.02.2021

Registration period second exam phase winter semester: will be annouced as soon as available

Second exam period winter semester:  29.03.2021 - 17.04.2021 

Complete schedule (see also CAU website): will be announced as soon as available

Keep in mind - it's your responsibility not to miss any fixed dates and/or deadlines.

Practical courses, practical exercises and some seminars have compulsory attendance (FPO § 10).

Make sure that you sign the attendance list every course day!

Framework of courses:

  1. All of the five first semester modules are compulsory.
  2. Passed exams of the core modules of the first semester (MNF-bioc-101 and MNF-bioc-102) are the indispensable prerequisite for the core module of the second semester in summer (e.g. MNF-bioc-201 and MNF-bioc-202).
  3. Passed exams of ALL compulsory modules of first and second semester are theindispensable prerequisite for the core module of the third semester in winter (MNF-bioc-301).
  4. A short presentation of your planned master's thesis ("proposal day") and a passed exam at the end of MNF-bioc-301 is the prerequisite to register your thesis (MNF-bioc-401) at the examination office.

For details concerning exams, prerequisites etc. look at the exam regulations in Biological Oceanography (p. 10-13).

Forms concerning exam withdrawal for good cause, medical certificate etc. (forms).

General regulations concerning examinations can be found here.

Considerations concerning using first or second exam phase (CAU).

Exams are generally scheduled only for the semester where the modules are taught.

  • There are no exams for winter semester modules MNF-bioc-1xx and MNF-bioc-3xx in summer semester.
  • There are no exams for summer semester modules MNF-bioc-2xx in winter semester.



Examination Schedule (lecturers and students tasks (link to CAU))

  • Winter term 2020/2021: will be annouced as soon as available


First semester information


MSc. Biological Oceanography - first semester - lecture list winter semester 2020/2021


Class schedule: here (click on class schedule and "Kursangaben" for further details)

Details: More detailed information concerning single courses and modules can be found on OLAT in general or via our module list, with links to the resp. module information on OLAT.

For optional modules within Biological Oceanography look at the module list and for courses outside of our curriculum look here (optional courses outside of Biological Oceanography).


Third semester information


As you can take many optional modules outside of our curriculum these are not included in the example list and timetable below.


MSc. Biological Oceanography (all courses winter semester 2020/21)

MSc. Biological Oceanography (third semester)


For optional modules within Biological Oceanography look at the module list and for courses outside of our curriculum look here (Optionals outside of Biological Oceanography).


  • Next application period is February 1 to April 30, 2021!

    More information at "how to aply"

  • Dr. Jörg Süling

    Hohenbergstr. 2
    Room 114
    Phone: +49 (0)431 600-4575/-4454
    E-mail: jsueling(at)   
    Consultation currently only by E-mail, online or telephone

    Annegret Stuhr
    Room 323
    Phone: +49 431 600-4028
    Email: astuhr(at)

  • OLAT is the central online learning platform of CAU. On OLAT you always find recent material for lectures, seminars etc.

  • Chairman of Examination Board 
    Thorsten Reusch
    Christian Albrecht University 
    GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel 

    Office Examination Board (web)

    Marianne Lange  Tel. 0431/880-3724 (Raum E 50)
    Ines Wetzel   Tel. 0431/880-4157 (Raum E 51)

    Prüfungsamt Biologie
    Am Botanischen Garten 7
    24118 Kiel
    FAX 0431/880-5704