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Master of Science in Animal Biology

The Master program Animal Biology provides a theoretical and practical training. The graduates acquire an in-depth knowledge of this sub-discipline of biology and demonstrate their ability to plan their own research project independently and to present the results in oral and written forms.

The Master program Animal Biology includes the Master thesis, the Master examination and an in-depth study course. The program can be started in the fall or spring semester and usually takes three semesters in full-time study.

Offering organizational unit:
Department of Environmental Sciences


  • Evolution of host-parasite interactions
  • Speciation and adaptive radiations
  • EvoDevo and gene regulatory evolution
  • Behavioral ecology and conservation biology
  • Evolutionary biology of sexual reproduction
  • Genomics of ecological diversification

Prof. Dr. Dieter Ebert Send email

Detailed information about the studies can be found in the Guidelines for the Master's Degree Programs in Biology of the Department of Environmental Sciences: Animal Biology, Ecology, Plant Science (only German version available), see Regulations.