Degree programme Biodiversity and Collection Management (Master)

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degree
Master of Science
standard period of study for full-time studies
4 semesters
language of instruction
English
tuition fees per semester
semester contribution and second study or long term study fees if applicable
mode of study
direct studies
type of study
postgraduate
place of study
Zittau
Application procedure for German applicants and educational residents

First semester

admission restriction
open admission
start of studies
winter semester
application deadline
1. June - 15. September
application portal
application procedure

higher semester

admission restriction
open admission
start of studies
winter semester, summer semester
application deadline (winter semester)
1. June - 15. September
application deadline (summer semester)
1. December - 15. March
application portal
application procedure
Application procedure for international applicants

First semester

admission restriction
open admission
start of studies
winter semester
application dates for non-EU applicants
1. April - 15. July
application dates for EU applicants
1. June - 15. September
application portal
application procedure

Table of contents

Admission requirements

• Bachelor's degree of 180 ECTS of the disciplines of Biology and Environmental sciences
• English proficiency at least level B2 GER, proven for example by IELTS, TOEFL, or on English-language Bachelor's degree, more information at Webpage of IHI Zittau.

Application hints and tips

If, at the time of the application, proof of the first degree that qualifies for a profession cannot yet be provided, applicants will be considered if 80% of the achievable points of the university degree can be proven by a certificate of the university of origin (Examining Office), on the basis of a completed module exam, assignment paper or colloquium. For Master study programmes with restricted admission (TU-Nc), the certificate shall also include a provisional average mark, calculated on the basis of academic achievements already completed.

General information for the degree programme

Addressing the rapid loss of biodiversity at the global scale is one of the key challenges of our time. To address this, the IHI Zittau (Unit of TU Dresden) joined forces with Senckenberg, Germany's a largest natural history research institution, and established a novel research-oriented MSc course. The course is unique in that it explicitly links biodiversity studies with research in and management of natural history collections. The curriculum covers aspects of global biodiversity including taxonomy, systematics and ecology and conservation, and it develops skills in management and project organization.

Throughout the course, students develop a detailed knowledge on current biodiversity and palaeontology, have the opportunity to specialize on certain taxonomical groups and learn how to obtain and reliably document data on biodiversity. A secondary focus of the course is on developing project management skills, promoting international cooperation and organizing research teams.

Study contents

The master course introduces the students into the biodiversity of animals, plants and fungi, the phylogeny of these taxa, special aspects of ecology and conservation, techniques of preparation and collection as well as data analyses and ecological assessment of collection data. Furthermore, conservational legislation, management techniques, museology and collection strategies, genetics and statistics as well as chemical and analytical aspects with impact on organismic diversity are presented.

The students are involved into research activities in Senckenberg institutes all over Germany for deeper insights on specific collections and their research backgrounds.

Documents

TU Dresden Official Announcements contains all published regulations. Use the search function to find the desired documents: Official proclamation

Additionally, the regulations can be viewed on the pages of the faculty.

  • Examination Regulation
  • Study Regulation

... you will find on the respective faculty site.

Contact

Admissions Office

Name

Administrator

Mrs Dipl.-Verw. (FH) Uta Scheunig

Contact Information
Organization Name

Admissions Office

Admissions Office

Office address:

Office address:

Außenstelle des Immatrikulationsamtes am IHI Zittau, Markt 23, 02763 Zittau, Raum 3.05

Post address:

Post address:

TU Dresden
IHI Zittau
Markt 23
02763 Zittau

Office Hours:

Mo und Di 09:30-12 Uhr
Mi und Do 13-15 Uhr

IHI - International Institute Zittau

Name

Academic Advisor
(Allgemeine Studienberatung)

Mrs Dipl.-Verw. (FH) Uta Scheunig

Contact Information
Organization Name

IHI - International Institute Zittau

IHI - International Institute Zittau

Post address:

Post address:

TU Dresden
IHI Zittau
Markt 23
02763 Zittau

Office Hours:

Please contact us for an appointment or refer to the office hours.

Name

Academic Advisor

Mr Prof. Dr. Willi Xylander

Contact Information
Organization Name

IHI - International Institute Zittau

IHI - International Institute Zittau

Office address:

Office address:

Senckenberg Museum für Naturkunde Görlitz, Am Museum 1, 02826 Görlitz

Post address:

Post address:

TU Dresden
IHI Zittau
Markt 23
02763 Zittau

Office Hours:

Please contact us for an appointment or refer to the office hours.

International Office

Name

Administrator

Mrs Dipl.-Verw. (FH) Uta Scheunig

Contact Information
Organization Name

International Office

International Office

Office address:

Office address:

Außenstelle des Immatrikulationsamtes am IHI Zittau, Internationales Hochschulinstitut,
Studentensekretariat Markt 23, 02763 Zittau, Raum 3.05

Post address:

Post address:

TU Dresden
IHI Zittau
Markt 23
02763 Zittau

Office Hours:

Mo, Di: 09:30 - 12:00 Uhr
Mi, Do: 13.00 - 15:00 Uhr

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Last modified: May 18, 2018