The master’s program in Urban Ecosystem Sciences, which is held partially in English, trains you to become a specialized expert and researcher, able to develop intelligent and sustainable concepts for the urban environment. The methodological skills and expertise you acquire enable you to face the planning, technical, and environmental challenges in urban living environments.
|Degree||Master of Science|
|Standard period of study||4 semesters|
|Program start||Winter semester|
|Language of instruction||German / English|
The formal admission requirement for the consecutive master’s program in Urban Ecosystem Sciences is a first university degree in ecology, environmental planning, landscape planning, landscape architecture, environmental science, conservation, urban and regional planning, spatial planning, environmental technology, geoscience, geography, agricultural and forestry studies, natural science, or a closely related subject qualifying the applicant for professional work.
The Urban Ecosystem Sciences master's program is taught in German and English. If you are applying with a foreign school-leaving certificate, you must provide proof of German skills at a specific level. This is a prerequisite for admission. All applicants are required to submit proof of English skills at CEFR level B2.
You can find more information about the application, admission, and selection procedures in the application and admission regulations of the degree program.
The Urban Ecosystem Sciences program is divided into compulsory, compulsory elective, and elective components. The compulsory component encompasses a total of 54 credit points including the master's thesis. The compulsory elective component includes 54 credit points and is divided into advanced principles (18 credit points) and advanced urban ecosystem sciences (36 credit points). You must complete a total of 12 credit points (LP) in the elective component.
The objectives and structure of the program as well as the examination requirements and details on how the examinations are carried out are set down in the study and examination regulations.
There is a proposed course schedule for the degree program. This is a recommendation for how to complete the degree program within the standard period of study of four semesters. You can find this as an annex to the study and examination regulations.Examination regulations
The master’s degree program Urban Ecosystem Sciences consists of modules which combine curriculum content on a specific topic and often include various study and teaching formats such as lectures, practical tutorials, seminars, and practical projects. Students are required to earn a specific number of credit points and complete certain coursework and assessments in each module.
A current overview of all modules in the program is available in TU Berlin’s module transfer system (MTS). The MTS also provides an overview of which modules are mandatory for your degree program and which are elective. Detailed module descriptions provide information about the content, learning objectives, participation requirements, workload, types of assessment, and much more.
The module catalogue is based on the study and exam regulations. The most current version of the regulations applies to applicants.To module database
You are not required to complete an internship for the program.
In the master’s program in Urban Ecosystem Sciences, you will acquire the following competences and skills:
You will also develop your team skills, confidence in communication, social and leadership skills, and factual assertiveness.
The master’s program in Urban Ecosystem Sciences enables you to take up a key role in a career in national and international engineering and planning offices, think tanks, environmental associations, administration (e.g. ministries and subordinate authorities), but also in academic, scientific, and other facilities in all fields of urban ecosystem sciences. You can take on leadership, management, and development tasks and work in research projects. The master's degree also prepares you to continue your academic qualification with a doctorate.
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Recognition of previously acquired credits: Examination Board