PhD study programme 'Environmental Sciences and Biodiversity'

Profile of the PhD programme

To get a general idea of the PhD Study Programme 'Environmental Sciences and Biodiversity' take a look at the overview.

Current programme

We offer a three year PhD with courses in three different modules:

  • Specialised scientific knowledge (eng./germ.)
  • Communicative competences (eng./germ.)
  • Systemic competences and soft skills (eng./germ.)

The core of the programme is an independent doctoral research project in one of the participating research groups.

In addition to their scientific research, students have to take courses in three main areas (30-60 credit points):

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Specialised scientific knowledge

In these courses students broaden and deepen their scien­tific knowledge in the context of their field of research and acquire the necessary skills to perform their laboratory work. Students take an active part in colloquia, congresses, summer schools and lab visits abroad (at least 12 credit points).

Communicative competence

Students are trained in communication and presentation techniques and improve their expertise in knowledge transfer (at least 6 credit points).

Interdisciplinary competences and soft skills

Students can develop strategies and expertise for their scientific career. The main issues are data management (statistics), project management, scientific writing, publishing own research results, writing proposals for grants and funds, and training for job application (at least 6 credit points). 

Research

Further information on the scientific work and research you find on the homepages of Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the marine Environment (ICBM) and the Department of Biology and Environmental Sciences (IBU).

 
02. July 2018   09:00 - 17:00 
Location: Universities guest house, Drögen Hasen Weg 64
Good Scientific Practice in Research
Who should be first author on a scientific paper? How would you react if you come across...
16. July 2018 - 17. July 2018   Marine omics Workshop
The development of (meta)genomic-, (meta)transcriptomic-, (meta)proteomic, and metabolomic-based...
24. September 2018 - 26. September 2018   Introduction to Next Generation Sequencing
Course by Dr. Stefan Dennemoser. Next Generation Sequencing technologies have recently...
25. October 2018   09:30 - 16:00
Location: Universities guest house, Drögen Hasen Weg 64
OLTECH Welcome Workshop
Welcome Workshop for all new PhDs of the Graduate School Science, Medicine and Technology (OLTECH)...
01. November 2018 - 02. November 2018   09:00 - 16:00 OLTECH Mentoring 2018-2019: Kick-off Workshop
"Methods and strategies of finding the personal career direction and then finding the perfect...