Master's Programme Zoology

Curriculum (2010W)

Master of Science

Duration/ECTS-Credits
4 semesters/120 ECTS-Credits

Mode of Study
Full-time

Language
German

Requirements
Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent and Language Certificates

Faculty
Faculty of Biology

Level of qualification
Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 7, EQF/NQF: Level 7

ISCED-F
0511 Biology

Study code
UC 066 831

The curriculum is the basis of a degree programme. A look at the curriculum for the Master's Programme Zoology gives you a detailed overview of the structure, content, examination regulations and qualification profile of this Master's degree.

The curriculum can clarify several important questions before you start your studies. For example, which criteria must be fulfilled for enrolment in the Master's Programme Zoology, how long the programme lasts, which modules must be completed and much more.

The 2010W curriculum currently applies to the Master's Programme Zoology.

Information on the Curriculum (2010W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies, available at: https://lfuonline.uibk.ac.at/public/lfuonline_meinestudien.studienblatt
Section: Current Curriculum version.

Requirements

Relevant bachelor's degrees at the University of Innsbruck:


Proof of general university entrance qualification:

The general university entrance qualification for admission to a master's programme must be proven by the completion of a subject-related bachelor's programme, another subject-related programme of at least the same higher education level at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution, or a program defined in the curriculum of the master's programme. To compensate for significant differences in subject matter, supplementary examinations (maximum 30 ECTS credits) may be prescribed, which must be taken by the end of the second semester of the master's programme. The rectorate may determine which of these supplementary examinations are prerequisites for taking examinations provided for in the curriculum of the master's programme.

In the course of the proof of the general university entrance qualification, the completion of the following core areas within the framework of the completed bachelor's degree programme shall be examined in any case:

  • 8 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Zoological Systematics, Bauplan, Forms
  • 8 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Cell and Ecophysiology
  • 8 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Molecular Biology, Developmental Biology and Genetics

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 4 semesters or 120 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Selected Topics in Zoology
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module

7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module
7.5 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module
15 ECTS-Credits: Instruction to Scientific Work

27.5 ECTS-Credits: Master’s Thesis
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Master's Thesis Defence

Recommended course sequence for Master Programme Zoology

ECTS-Anrechnungspunkte (Arbeitsbelastung)
Semester
5
10
15
20
25
30
35
Course Sequence
SemesterECTS-APTitel

Extension Programme

Within the scope of the Study Programme, a Extension Programme corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits may be passed. Admission to the Extension Programme requires the admission to or the having passed of one of the selected Study Programmes. Detailed information: https://www.uibk.ac.at/studium/angebot/es-informatik/

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

ABCDE
Austrian grading  scheme Definition  %-age
 1 EXCELLENT:  Outstanding performance 68.4= 100%
 2  GOOD:  Generally good, but with some errors 20.7
 3 SATISFACTORY:  Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors 8.1
 4 SUFFICIENT:  Performance meets the minimum criteria2.8
 5 INSUFFICIENT:  Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2021


Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study).

Contact and Information

Examination office
Standort Technikerstraße 17

Dean of Studies
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Birgit Weinberger

Further persons to contact: 
Master's Programme Zoology, Martina Höckner and Bernhard Egger

current information and tips for the Master's Programme Zoology

Information portal for Biology Students of the University of Innsbruck 
biopage.info

Information about the Programme (in German only)

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