Bachelor Biosciences



  • General

    Logo Ev The Faculty of Biology of the Westphalian Wilhelms-Univerity is known for its excellent research and its international orientation. The study program Bsc Biosciences is accredited by ASIIN, which confirms the international quality standards of education objectives as well as the study courses of this program.

    The Bsc Biosciences offers a broad science-orientated education and aims to provide expertise for science and research as well as metadisciplinary key skills.
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    Begin: winter semesters

    Standard period of study: six semesters

    Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

    For the Bsc Biosciences you need to possess high school level knowledge of the natural sciences and/or be motivated to acquire that knowledge within your first year of study. You will need to possess at least developable English skills as you will be confronted with English texts by your fourth semester at the latest. German language skills are a must.

  • Study plan BSc Biosciences
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    Curricular Design

    The first year of study is dedicated to general studies of the natural sciences. There's an exemplarily broadened review of the basic concepts, principles and methods of biology that together with especially the subjects of chemistry, physics, math and computer science forms the basis for the following specialization of your studies within the second year modules.

    The second year of study is dedicated to the broadened study of biosciences as well as to an introduction to interdisciplinary key skills. It exemplarily provides broadened knowledge of organismic as well as cellular biology in preparation for the following specialization in the third year modules. The second year of study is divided into three modules. The second year module 'ecology, evolution, biodiversity' includes an exemplarily broadened study of evolution and biodiversity of microorganisms, plants and animals. Another part of these modules is an introduction to bio-informatics and genomics, population genetics, ecology and ethology. The second year module 'genetics, cellular biology, physiology' communicates exemplary specifics of cell biology and physiology of microorganisms, plants and animals. This module also offers an introduction to bio-informatics of sequential analysis, molecular genetics, biochemistry and developmental biology. The module 'key skills' teaches interdisciplinary skills with subject relevance. Introduction to bioethics is an obligatory part of this module.

    The third year of study is dedicated to forming a focus within one science orientated area of the biosciences. It is divided into four modules and the Bachelor Thesis. In two third year modules there is an exemplarily broadened study of two bioscientific focuses. It is possible to substitute one of the specialization modules with a bioscientifically relevant industrial internship. The project module includes the theoretical development of a bioscientifically relevant problem and gives an introduction to teamwork, project work and working with literature. The module 'methodic and organizational basics of experimental life sciences I' is completed within the team in which the Bachelor Thesis is produced. This module conveys methodic and organizational basics for the preparation of the scientific Bachelor Thesis. The Bachelor Thesis usually includes the experimental development of a bioscientifically relevant problem based on the study work. It increasingly includes independent scientific research as well as the development, presentation and discussion of the Bachelor Thesis.

  • How to apply

    online via the registrar's office (website only in German)

    Application deadlines

  • Study advice

    Prospective students, students changing from a different subject or another university:
    Dr. Robert Klapper
    Study organisation/study coordination:
    Dr. Robert Klapper
    Study guidance:
    Prof. Dr. Martin Bähler