Programme Structure

The Erasmus+ programme consists of two compulsory modules (1 & 2) with 6 ECTS each. Then, each student can build his or her own curriculum containing up to three modules with 6-9 ECTS each. The selection can be made out of a set of modules on microbiology, biodiversity and ecosystem management.

At the end, you can fulfill this programme with up to 30 ECTS, if you need less credit points for your home university, you can choose less than three of the selective modules.

More information on the content and learning outcomes of the modules can be found in the module handbook. 

The curriculum may be subject to change.

Programm structure

An international Programme in Germany for Erasmus+ exchange students

Module 1 – Wadden Sea introduction (compulsory)  
1st part: Wadden Sea – programme introduction at the beginning of the programme  
Excursion to the Wadden Sea Island SpiekeroogExcursion1 ECTS
Get to know each other and the programme   
German language courseLecture2 ECTS
2nd part: Wadden Sea – programme synopsis at the end of the programme  
Wadden Sea – Review and reflection of resultsSeminar3 ECTS
Module 2 – Dynamics of the Wadden Sea world heritage site (compulsory)  
Wadden Sea – World Natural Heritage SiteLecture1 ECTS
Wadden Sea biotopes and nature conservationSeminar2 ECTS
Regional oceanography Lecture3 ECTS
Module 3 – Ecology of Marine Microbial Communities - (elective)  
Biological significance of suspended matterLecture3 ECTS
Microbial ecologyLecture3 ECTS
Module 4 – Microbial Ecology of Marine Sediments - (elective)   
Sediment microbiologyLecture3 ECTS
Microbial ecology of marine sedimentsPractical6 ECTS
Module 5 – Marine Biodiversity Change - (elective)   
Functional consequences of marine biodiversity change Seminar3 ECTS
Functional consequences of marine biodiversity changePractical6 ECTS
Module 6 – Functional Ecology - (elective)   
Coastal and regional biotope typesLecture3 ECTS
Functional ecology of communities in spatiotemporally heterogeneous landscapesSeminar3 ECTS
Module 7 – Coastal Management - (elective)   
Protected areas and regional developmentSeminar3 ECTS
Integrated coastal zone management Excursion3 ECTS
Module 8 – Environmental Management - (elective)   
Economics and climate changeSeminar3 ECTS
International environmental governanceSeminar3 ECTS
(Changed: 2021-04-30)