University of Innsbruck

Master’s Programme

The students of the Master’s Degree Programme in Zoology study zoological relationships and learn integrative and critical thinking in the field of science and the animate world. The focus is put on understanding life from the organism to the molecular level as well as structure-function relationships. Technically the students focus on modern light and electron microscopy. Students may specialise in the fields of evolution, developmental biology, physiology, chonobiology, environmental stress and bionics.

Master's Programme: Zoology

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Please note: the language of instruction for this programme is German.


Master of Science (MSc)

4 semesters/120 ECTS-Credits

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Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent, language certificates

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The right degree for me?



  • analyse the evolution of animal anatomy
  • understand regeneration and stem cells
  • investigate physiological relationships
  • assess stress and environmental pollutants
  • understand life at the organism and cellular level
My career

My career

My career opportunities

  • scientific activities in companies
  • scientific activities in public institutions and public service departments
  • work in biomedical basic research
  • zoologically oriented research and teaching in all biological fields
  • work as consultant including expert witness/Certified Technical Expert
  • work as science journalist

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