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Molecular Ecosystem Sciences, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #101 (ARWU) Göttingen, Germany
The B.Sc. in Molecular Ecosystem Sciences offered at University of Göttingen is an English-taught degree providing a diverse and advanced knowledge in life sciences and related disciplines. This program is research-oriented and focuses on practical training.
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Why to study

A tremendous expansion of life sciences is blurring the distinctions between disciplines. With this, a global demand for interdisciplinary research is on the rise.

The B.Sc. in Molecular Ecosystem Sciences at University of Göttingen focuses on the role of interdisciplinarity. Most modules in our program combine expertise from many silos. This approach makes it possible to study complex processes that encompass various fields.

Which further expertise and skills will I acquire?

Graduates will gain a diverse and comprehensive knowledge of biological sciences. Since students explore both ecological and molecular processes throughout their studies, they will learn to interpret information on different scales and see biological systems as interdependent units.MES provides a solid grounding in practical skills like experimental design and scientific presentation.

Which professional opportunities can I take up with this qualification?

This course equips its graduates to meet the international and interdisciplinary demands of many fields. Graduates will be able to specialize in the field of their choice in the future while having the advantage of being able to think in broad contexts.A significant proportion of graduates go onto further study in biological and environmental fields. Others embark on a professional or scientific career in areas such as law or conservation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Plant physiology
  • Chemical ecology
  • Ecological genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Laboratory techniques
  • Microbiology and molecular biology
  • Conservation of biodiversity
  • Computer science and mathematics
  • Plant ecology and diversity
  • Scientific writing in English
  • Terrestrial biogeochemistry
  • Wood biology and wood chemistry
  • Methods in systems biology
  • Biostatistics
  • Forest pathology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

To guarantee excellent learning environment and sufficient laboratory space, admission to B.Sc. in Molecular Ecosystem Sciences is restricted to 25 students per year.

To qualify for application to the B.Sc. in Molecular Ecosystem Sciences, applicants must have acquired university entrance qualification.

It is expected that applicants have a solid background in science-related subjects, such as Biology, Ecology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Mathematics and others. The program is designed in a way that demands significant personal initiative and good studying habits for a successful completion of modules.

Tuition Fee

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Semester contribution fee: 355 euro

Living costs for Göttingen

  • 730 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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