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  • Duration: 6 semesters
  • Degree Award: Bachelor of Science
  • Language: German
  • admission limited

Biology - Bachelor's Programme

Orientation and Goals

Biology is the leading scientific field of the twenty-first century. The results of biological research (for example in genetics, molecular biology, biomedicine, or ecology) have wide reaching implications for our lives. Studying biology at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg offers the opportunity to specialise in the potential career fields of neurobiology, genetics, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, microbiology, biodiversity, ecology, and landscape development. An overview of the working groups in biology, their research, as well as further information on this course of studies can be found on the Institute for Biology and Environmental Science website. The bachelor's and master's courses in biology offer the opportunity for specialisation in current working areas.

Graduates will have the following skills and knowledge:
  • biological knowledge
  • knowledge of biological working methods
  • relevant knowledge of the natural sciences and mathematics
  • statistics and scientific programming
  • interdisciplinary knowledge and thinking
  • abstract, logical, analytical thinking
  • deepened expertise in particular biological fields
  • independent learning and (research-based) working
  • data presentation and evidence-based discussion (written and spoken)
  • teamwork
  • (scientific) communication skills
  • project and time management
  • knowledge of safety and environmental issues

Foreign Language Skills

In order to study this course at the University of Oldenburg as a student from outside of Germany, you need an adequate knowledge of German.

German Language Proficiency
You can proof your German language proficiency with the following language certificates:
  • DSH: Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (Level 2)
  • TestDaF: Test – Deutsch als Fremdsprache (with level 4 in all four areas)

The proof of language proficiency must be presented for the enrolment. For other proof possiblities see: Language requirements

Careers and Areas of Employment

The bachelor's degree, which takes six semesters to complete, is a stand-alone degree that opens the door to a wide variety of potential employment options in industry, research and public bodies. It is also possible to continue studying at the master's level. The Master of Science degree corresponds to the Diplom where career opportunities are concerned. An overview of the prospects and career profiles in this field can be obtained for example from the websites and brochures offered by the German Life Sciences Association (VBIO) and other professional associations.

Find out more about the professional field of Biology and Environmental Science (in German).

Target Group/Admission Requirements

International applicants who received their prior education abroad should apply online through uni-assist. For further details see: Application for international students

Application/Admission Procedures

This course of studies accepts a limited number of applicants, and application is only possible in the winter semester.
The application deadline for the winter semester is 20 August.
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