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.
|Module 1 – Wadden Sea introduction (compulsory)|
|1st part: Wadden Sea – programme introduction at the beginning of the programme|
|Excursion to the Wadden Sea Island Spiekeroog||Excursion||1 ECTS|
|Get to know each other and the programme|
|German language course||Lecture||2 ECTS|
|2nd part: Wadden Sea – programme synopsis at the end of the programme|
|Wadden Sea – Review and reflection of results||Seminar||3 ECTS|
|Module 2 – Dynamics of the Wadden Sea world heritage site (compulsory)|
|Wadden Sea – World Natural Heritage Site||Lecture||1 ECTS|
|Wadden Sea biotopes and nature conservation||Seminar||2 ECTS|
|Regional oceanography||Lecture||3 ECTS|
|Module 3 – Ecology of Marine Microbial Communities - (elective)|
|Biological significance of suspended matter||Lecture||3 ECTS|
|Microbial ecology||Lecture||3 ECTS|
|Module 4 – Microbial Ecology of Marine Sediments - (elective)|
|Sediment microbiology||Lecture||3 ECTS|
|Microbial ecology of marine sediments||Practical||6 ECTS|
|Module 5 – Marine Biodiversity Change - (elective)|
|Functional consequences of marine biodiversity change||Seminar||3 ECTS|
|Functional consequences of marine biodiversity change||Practical||6 ECTS|
|Module 6 – Functional Ecology - (elective)|
|Coastal and regional biotope types||Lecture||3 ECTS|
|Functional ecology of communities in spatiotemporally heterogeneous landscapes||Seminar||3 ECTS|
|Module 7 – Coastal Management - (elective)|
|Protected areas and regional development||Seminar||3 ECTS|
|Integrated coastal zone management||Excursion||3 ECTS|
|Module 8 – Environmental Management - (elective)|
|Economics and climate change||Seminar||3 ECTS|
|International environmental governance||Seminar||3 ECTS|