The Landscape Ecology master course has a duration of four semesters and comprises 120 credit points (CP):
- Elective courses (min. 60 KP, 1. to 3. semesters)
- Master thesis and defense (30 CP, 4th. Semester)
Up to 30 credit points can be chosen from another, relevant M. Sc. Programme (e.g. Biology, Marine Environmental Sciences, or Environmental Modelling at the University of Oldenburg, ecology or planning oriented programs at the Universities of Bremen, Osnabrück or Groningen (NL)).
The core curriculum courses (Data Modelling, Ecology, Geological Processes, Environmental Planning, and Geographic Information Systems) review and supplement familiar concepts and form the foundation of knowledge for the rest of the course of studies. Methodological techniques, theory, and practical knowledge are reviewed. After meeting core curriculum requirements, students have the opportunity to choose specialization modules.
The interdisciplinary specialization modules train students in key competences used in excursions, lab or field internships. The program provides students with the opportunity to choose modules based on individual interests and their desired future field of employment, allowing students to strengthen their research competences in realistic conditions.