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bio900 - Biology Research Module (Complete module description)
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Module label Biology Research Module
Module abbreviation bio900
Credit points 15.0 KP
Workload 450 h
Institute directory Institute for Biology and Environmental Sciences
Applicability of the module
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Research Modules
  • Master's Programme Biology (Master) > Research Modules
Responsible persons
  • Zotz, Gerhard (module responsibility)
  • Zotz, Gerhard (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • der Biologie, Lehrende (Prüfungsberechtigt)
  • der Biologie, Lehrende (Module counselling)
Skills to be acquired in this module
Students will learn to plan, perform and analyse a study in a biological field. Topics will be chosen in close coordination with teaching staff. Depending on the particular project, knowledge in statistics, molecular biology, physiology, modelling, or ethology will be necessary. Results will be related to the current biological literature in a written report and be presented in the seminar of the hosting working group.

+ deepened knowledge of biological working methods
++ data analysis skills
++ critical and analytical thinking
++ independent searching and knowledge of scientific literature
++ ability to perform independent biological research
++ data presentation and discussion in German and English (written and spoken)
+ teamwork
++ project and time management
+ statistics & scientific programming
Module contents
The students develop an empirical investigation, carry it out and analyse the results. The students present and discuss their project both orally and in writing
Recommended reading
Languages of instruction German, English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text

Students can choose between many options of individual projects, offered by the different groups involved in the MScBiology study program. All members of the regular IBU Biology faculty at the University of Oldenburg can act as local supervisor (see list of examinors, Please refer to the list of options in Stud.IP and contact potential supervisors directly.

Within the Modul bio900 is it possible to take several courses as long as their contents differ substantially. When taking the course group 5.02.960 it is mandatory to choose two courses out of the group A – D.
Module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Type of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Teaching/Learning method
Previous knowledge
Type of course Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
Lecture SoSe oder WiSe 0
Seminar SoSe oder WiSe 0
Projektorientiertes Modul 10 SoSe und WiSe 140
Total module attendance time 140 h
Examination Examination times Type of examination
Final exam of module
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