Master's program "Geobiology and Paleobiology"
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Curriculum

Please note that the MGAP curriculum has been updated for students starting in winter semester 2017/18 or later.   

Module scheme (according to the modified study and examination regulations 2017, valid for students starting in winter semester 2017/18 or later)

Semester

6 ECTS6 ECTS6 ECTS6 ECTS6 ECTS
1 P 1: Paleobiology P 2: Evolutionary Geobiology P 3: Environmental Geobiology Background modules
WP 1, WP 2, WP 3, WP 4 
Specialized modules
WP 5, WP 6, WP 7 
2 P 4: Laboratory Methods P 5: Data Analysis P 6 + P 7: Field Practical I
Field Practical II
P 8: Scientific Presentation & Communication WP 8, WP 9, WP 10, WP 11
3 P 9: Research Project P 10: Evolution and Ecology WP 12, WP 13, WP 14, WP 15,  WP 16, WP 17
4 P 11 Master-Project

P: Mandatory Modules
WP: Elective Modules

WP 1 Basic Concepts in Geology: Lecture (3 ECTS)
WP 2 Basic Concepts in Biology: Lecture (3 ECTS)
WP 3 Basic Concepts in Molecular Paleobiology: Lecture (3 ECTS)
WP 4 Systematic Data and Evidence (Faculty of Biology) (6 ECTS)
WP 5 Basic Invertebrate Geobiology: Tutorial (3 ECTS)
WP 6 Concepts of Biomineralization: Lecture (3 ECTS)
WP 7 Marine Biology: Lecture (3 ECTS)
WP 8 Molecular Methods in Geobiology: Tutorial (3 ECTS)
WP 9 Vertebrate Paleontology: Tutorial (3 ECTS)
WP 10 Vertebrate Evolution: Tutorial (3 ECTS)
WP 11 Micropaleontology: Tutorial (3 ECTS)
WP 12 Geobiological Field Excercises: Field Practical (3 ECTS)
WP 13 Geomicrobiology: Tutorial (3 ECTS)
WP 14 Advanced Topics in Geosciences: Lecture (3 ECTS)
WP 15 Special Topics in Geosciences: Lecture (3 ECTS)
WP 16 Advanced Invertebrate Geobiology: Tutorial (3 ECTS)
WP 17 Collections Managment and Research: Tutorial (3 ECTS)

Module scheme (according to the study and examination regulations 2014, valid for students started in winter semester 2016/17 3d or earlier) pdf

Semester

6 ECTS6 ECTS6 ECTS6 ECTS6 ECTS
1 P 1: Paleobiology P 2: Evolutionary Geobiology P 3: Environmental Geobiology WP 1 WP 2 WP 3 WP 4  WP 12 WP 13 WP 16 
2 P 4: Laboratory Methods P 5: Data Analysis P 6 + P 7: Field Practical I
Field Practical II
P 8: Scientific Presentation & Communication WP 5 WP 8 WP 14 WP 15
3 P 9: Research Project P 10: Geo- and Paleobiology Synthesis WP 6 WP 7 WP 9 WP 10 WP 11 WP 17 WP 18
4 P 11 Master-Project

P: Mandatory Modules 
WP: Elective Modules

WP 1: Introduction into Basic Concepts in Geology (3 ECTS)
WP 2: Introduction into Advanced Concepts in Geology (3 ECTS)
WP 3: Introduction into Basic Concepts in Biology (3 ECTS)
WP 4: Introduction into Advanced Concepts in Biology (3 ECTS)
WP 5: Oceanology (3 ECTS)
WP 6: Paleoecology (3 ECTS)
WP 7: Geobiological Field Exercises (6 ECTS)
WP 8: Molecular Methods in Geobiology (3 ECTS)
WP 9: Geomicrobiology (3 ECTS)
WP 10: Advanced topics in Geosciences (3 ECTS)
WP 11: Special topics in Geosciences (3 ECTS)
WP 12: Advanced Invertebrate Paleobiology: Bilateria (3 ECTS)
WP 13: Advanced Invertebrate Geobiology: Non-Bilateria (3 ECTS)
WP 14: Advanced Vertebrate Paleobiology (3 ECTS)
WP 15: Advanced Vertebrate Geobiology (3 ECTS)
WP 16: Concepts of Biomineralization (3 ECTS)
WP 17: Concepts of Bioconstructions (3 ECTS)
WP 18 : Collections Management and Research (3 ECTS)