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bio900 - Biology Research Module
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Module label Biology Research Module
Module code 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)
der Biologie, Lehrende (Module counselling)
Zotz, Gerhard (Authorized examiners)
der Biologie, Lehrende (Authorized examiners)
project and supervisor(s) need to be approved by the exam board prior to the start of lab work


all members of the regular IBU Biology faculty at the University of Oldenburg can act as local supervisor, students should contact appropriate supervisors individually

prior to project start, external and local supervisors must fill the learning agreement form

the supervisor at the host institution is invited to submit a short written statement of assessment,
final grading is done by the local supervisor

participation in a joint poster presentation of concurrent research modules is highly recommended.
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
Reader's advisory
Languages of instruction German, English
Duration (semesters) 1 Semester
Module frequency
Module capacity unlimited
Reference text
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.
Modullevel / module level MM (Mastermodul / Master module)
Modulart / typ of module Wahlpflicht / Elective
Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method
Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge
Course type Comment SWS Frequency Workload of compulsory attendance
SuSe or WiSe 0
SuSe or WiSe 0
Project-oriented module
10 SuSe and WiSe 140
Total time of attendance for the module 140 h
Examination Time of examination Type of examination
Final exam of module
internship report