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Module BIO-MA-M-7

Master Thesis (M, 30.0 LP)

Module Identification

Module Number Module Name CP (Effort)
BIO-MA-M-7 Master Thesis 30.0 CP (900 h)


CP, Effort 30.0 CP = 900 h
Position of the semester 1 Sem. in WiSe/SuSe
Level [7] Master (Advanced)
Language [EN] English
Module Manager
Reference course of study [BIO-88.Z10-SG] M.Sc. Biology
Livecycle-State [NORM] Active

Evaluation of grades

The grade of the module examination is also the module grade.


Performing research on a scientific project in a group of the Faculty of Biology that is engaged in this Master program. The work is completed by a lecture during the seminar series ‘Master Project Presentations’ and by submission of the Master Thesis document.

Competencies / intended learning achievements

Professional competence:

− After successful completion of the Master Thesis, students have acquired profound practical skills in state-of-the-art concepts and methods used in their chosen research direction.

− They are acquainted with current research and recent publications in this field.

− They are trained in compiling and analyzing data for a scientific paper and in writing a scientific report.

Methodological competence:

− Ability to understand and successfully apply experimental methods in biological research.

Social competence: ---


− The students have acquired soft skills, such as time and project management, working in interdisciplinary teams, English communication and writing skills, and rules of responsible conduct of research.

Intended Learning Outcomes:

On successfully completing the module, students will be able to…

− use of practical and theoretical skills for performing independently research projects, for example as PhD students or in laboratories in the private or public sector.


Provided at or prior to the beginning of the thesis work


According to prior agreement with the supervisior

Requirements for attendance of the module (informal)

− Theoretical and practical experience and skills to design and perform experiments individually, with a significant degree of independence.

− Knowledge of the theoretical background of the experiments and their underlying research project.

Requirements for attendance of the module (formal)

− Admission to Master program ‘Biology’

− Successful completion of the practical modules and the research practical and ≥ 78 CP

References to Module / Module Number [BIO-MA-M-7]

Course of Study Section Choice/Obligation
[BIO-88.Z10-SG] M.Sc. Biology [Thesis] Master Thesis [WP] Compulsory Elective