Overview of the Modules

The central modules in the elective area of the degree programme are pairs of modules, each of which takes up half of a semester's lecture time and consists of a theory module with lecture and seminar (5 CP) and a practice module (10 CP).

Winter semester 2022/2023

First half of the semester

Evo-3 Mycology (Plants/Fungi): Piepenbring, Schmitt (G/E*) 

Evo-5 Molecular Evolution & Bioinformatics (Overlapping): Ebersberger (G/E*)

Evo-7 Paleobiology & Environment (Animals): Kulmer, Smith (E*)    

Öko-5 Ecological Parasitology & Animal Physiology (Animals): Klimpel(G/E*)                   

Second half of the semester

Öko3 Evolutionary Ecology of Plants & Global Change (Plants/Fungi): Brüggemann, Scheepens (G/E*) 

Öko-1 Ecotoxicology (Animals): Oehlmann (G*)                                          

Öko-7 Environmental Toxikologie and -chemistry (Animals): Hollert, Schiwy, Brack (G/E*) 

Evo-6 Evolutionary genomics of vertebrates (Animals): Janke (G/E*)  

Summer semester 2022

First half of the semester

Evo-2 Diversity & Evolution of Plants (Plants/Fungi): is not taking place

Öko-2 Freshwater Ecology: Oehlmann, Sundermann, Oetken (G*)

Evo-8 Symbioses of the Plants (Plants/Fungi): Thines (G/E*)

Öko-6   Conservation Biology (Plants/Fungi): Bässler (G*)                   

Second half of the semester

Öko-4  Community Ecology, Movement Ecology and Macroecology (Animals): Müller, Schleuning (G/E*) 

Öko-9 Zoo and Wildlife Biology (Animals): Dierkes, Schulte (G/E*)      

Evo-11 Integrative Biodiversity Research in Zoology: (Animals): Brandt, Köhler, Klaus, Riehl (G*)                                          

Öko-8 Evolutionary Ecology & Environmental Analytics (Animals): Hollert, Brack (G/E*) 

* Module language G = german, E = english; N.N. = Nomen nominandum (latin for "to be named"

The module pairs are thematically assigned to ecology (Öko) or evolutionary biology (Evo). Concerning the organisms worked on, the modules deal with animals, plants and fungi, or they are designed across organisms. Each student is obliged to choose a total of at least three practical modules -  One from the groups of eco and evo, and one module with "animals" and one on "plants/fungi". Cross-organismic modules can replace a missing are.

The practical modules (10 CP) Eco 1, 4, 6, 9 and Evo 2, 3, 8, 9, 11 are also offered for the M.Sc. Environmental Sciences. In addition, all theory modules (5 CP) are available for the MSc Environmental Sciences. Some of the practical modules can be used in other study programmes (e.g. MSc Bioinformatics). Please inform yourself about this in the module handbook.

The theory parts of the modules Öko-1 and Öko-7 complement each other thematically, so that it is recommended to attend both theory parts if one of the two practical modules has been chosen.

The following options are available for the free module:

  • one participation in the Frankfurt Spring School on Conservation Project Management (in the lecture period between winter and summer semester, with its own admission procedure, 7 CPs, General Information) 
  • one or more modules (total 15 CP) that are offered outside the study regulations of the M.Sc. Ecology and Evolution in another study programme at a scientific university (Goethe University, another German university or university in another EU country) and are related to the content of our study programme (optional modules) 
  • a company internship outside of Goethe University (practical module).

Prior approval is required for the second and third options (see FAQs). 

Further information on the modules can be found in the module handbook and in the FAQs. You can register for the practical modules here

If you (as an MSc ÖkoEvo student) receive a place in a practical module, you are automatically also registered in the associated theory module. Individual registration for individual theory modules without the associated practical module (e.g. for environmental scientists) is done directly with the organiser. Further information on the modules can be found in the study regulations.

Coordinator of the master programme

Dr. Sabrina Schiwy

Biologicum, Campus Riedberg

Flügel C, Raum3.318
Max-von-Laue-Str. 13
60438 Frankfurt am Main

F +49 69 798-42173

Office hour:

by arrangement

E-Mail schiwy@bio.uni-frankfurt.de

Examination office

Sandra Luckert

Biozentrum, Campus Riedberg
Gebäude N 101, Raum 1.07
Max-von-Laue-Str. 9
60438 Frankfurt am Main

T +49 69 798-46475

F +49 69 798-46470 

Office hours:  

Tuesday and thursday from 12-14 o'clock and by arrangement

E-Mail pabio2@bio.uni-frankfurt.de