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Biology / Bioscience, Department

Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät at the Uni Kiel

Sektion Biologie / Biologiezentrum

  • Christian-Albrechts-Platz 4
  • 24118 Kiel
  • Phone: +49 431 880-4212
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Basic information

Teaching in core subjects
Total number of students 1,610

Support during the study entry phase

Total score for support in the study entry phase 10/14 points

Results of study

Graduations in appropriate time, undergraduate degrees 76.0 %
Graduations in appropriate time, master's 47.8 %

Students' assessments on undergraduate, presence-learning-courses

Teacher support 2.4
Support in studies 2.5
Courses offered 2.8
Teaching of technical/professional competence 7/8 points
Teaching of methodological competence 4/8 points
Teaching of interdisciplinary competence 5/6 points
Study organisation 1.7
Exams 2.2
Laboratory internships 1.8
Excursions 1.6
Research orientation 2.3
Job market preparation
Support for stays abroad
Rooms 2.3
Library 2.1
IT-infrastructure 2.6
Overall study situation 2.3

Teacher qualification

Teacher qualification students 642
Teacher qualification programmes TQ degrees: Two-Subject-Bachelor, Master of Education
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Teacher Qualification Monitor (in German) Link

Degree courses without details

Further degree courses of the department
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Further information provided by the department

  • Special features regarding teaching
    Broad freedom of choice of the entire subject area in the Master of Biology: Aquatic and terrestrial ecology, biodiversity and evolution, molecular physiology and developmental biology, genetics and microbiology, cell biology; very high proportion of practical laboratory exercises throughout the course. It is possible to set your own focus with approx. 50% of the credit points. Due to the wide range of subjects offered, well suited for students who are still looking for their focus.
  • Special features regarding the international orientation
    Biology in Kiel underlines its international orientation through numerous cooperations in research as well as an international course of study MAMBE (Molecular Biology and Evolution), which is taught in English.
  • Special features regarding research activities
    Biology is involved in three research priorities of the DFG: In "Kiel Life Science", research is conducted into the processes by which living organisms react to environmental influences, in "Kiel Marine Science" the ocean system is investigated and in "Kiel Nano, Surface & Interface Science" research is conducted on the nanoscale. Members of the Biology Department head the "Kiel Evolution Centre" in which research is conducted in cooperation with the "Research Centre Borstel", the "MPI for Evolutionary Biology" in Plön, the SFB "Origin and function of metaorganisms" and the Cluster of Excellence "Precision Medicine in chronic Inflammation".
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Last update 2021: Data collected by the CHE Center for Higher Education.
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