Biology is the leading scientific field of the twenty-first century. The results of biological research (for example in genetics, molecular biology, biomedicine, or ecology) have wide reaching implications for our lives. Studying biology at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg offers the opportunity to specialise in the potential career fields of neurobiology, genetics, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, microbiology, biodiversity, ecology, and landscape development. An overview of the working groups in biology, their research, as well as further information on this course of studies can be found on the Institute for Biology and Environmental Science website. The bachelor's and master's courses in biology offer the opportunity for specialisation in current working areas.
Graduates will have the following skills and knowledge:
knowledge of biological working methods
relevant knowledge of the natural sciences and mathematics
statistics and scientific programming
interdisciplinary knowledge and thinking
abstract, logical, analytical thinking
deepened expertise in particular biological fields
independent learning and (research-based) working
data presentation and evidence-based discussion (written and spoken)
The bachelor's degree, which takes six semesters to complete, is a stand-alone degree that opens the door to a wide variety of potential employment options in industry, research and public bodies. It is also possible to continue studying at the master's level. The Master of Science degree corresponds to the Diplom where career opportunities are concerned. An overview of the prospects and career profiles in this field can be obtained for example from the websites and brochures offered by the German Life Sciences Association (VBIO) and other professional associations.