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Modules

The course program is consistently modularized to offer transparent module choices and maximal interchangeability. The module frame work is build on six teaching areas (A-F) forming the three columns:

A&D – Plant Biochemistry, Physiology and molecular Biology
B&E – Plant Cell Biology and Development
C&F – Plant Biodiversity, Evolution and Systematics

The Plant Sciences Master’s Degree requires that students accumulate 120 credit points (CP) in total – 30 CP per semester.

More details on the Examination Regulations (Prüfungsordnung).

Overview over the course programme of modules:

Compulsory Theory Modules
(one each in areas A and B)

2 x 10 CP

20 CP

Compulsory Choice
57 CP

Compulsory Theory Module
(one in area C)

7 CP

7 CP

Compulsory Practical Modules
(one each in area D, E, F)

3 x 10 CP

30 CP

Choice of Practical Modules from D, E, F or G

(0-4) x
10 CP

0-40 CP

Free Choice
33 CP

H: Internships, lab courses, practical courses at non-university external institutions (Industry, MPI et c.)

 

0-20 CP

H: Any appropriate modules in Plant Sciences in accredited course programmes of the EU

 

0-10 CP

I: Any appropriate modules in related natural sciences (e.g. Geo and Life sciences) in accredited course programmes of the EU

 

0-10 CP

I: Any appropriate modules in other related sciences (e.g. economics, law) in accredited course programmes of the EU

 

0-6 CP

Master Thesis

30 CP

30 CP

 

120 CP

 

A typical individual course programme may look like this:

Winter Term 1 (October-March)

Theory Modules choice
A (Plant Biochemistry, Physiology and Molecular Botany) &

B (Plant Cell Biology)

20 CP

30 CP

Laboratory Module choice

D (Plant Biochemistry, Physiology and Molecular Botany) &

E (Plant Cell Biology)

10 CP

Summer Term 1
(April-September)

Theory Module choice

C (Plant Systematics, Biodiversity and Evolution)

7-12 CP

30 CP

Laboratory Module choice
F (Plant Systematics, Biodiversity and Evolution)

10 CP

D, E or F – further choice of modules

10 CP

G – Free choice modules

10 CP

Winter Term 2
(October-March)

H – Internships / Lab Courses at external institutions

10 CP

30 CP

D, E, F or G – Further choice of modules from

10 CP

H or I – External courses in plant or related sciences

10 CP

Summer Term 2
(April-September)

Master Thesis

30 CP

30 CP

 

120 CP

 

Go to an updated version of a possible course program

Module Catalogue

Detailed modul descriptions can be found here.

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Module Catalogue

M.Sc. Plant Sciences

LEC=Lecture, SEM=Seminar,
LAB=Lab Course/Excursion,
INT=LAB+LEC+SEM

Module
Coordinator

Insitute

Credit
Points (CP)

Summer (S),
Winter (W)
or out of terms (O)

places

A: Obligatory Choice Theory Modules – Plant Biochemistry, Physiology and Molecular Biology (one)

PBPM1

LEC: Plant Biochemistry, Physiology  and Molecular Biology + SEM: Plant Biotechnology

Bartels (Knoop, Schreiber)

IMBIO

10

W

15

PBPM2

LEC: Plant Biochemistry, Physiology  and Molecular Biology + SEM: Transgenic Plant Research

Knoop (Bartels, Schreiber)

IZMB

10

W

15

PBPM3

LEC: Plant Biochemistry, Physiology  and Molecular Biology + SEM: Phytochemistry

Schreiber (Bartels, Knoop)

IZMB

10

W

15

B: Obligatory Choice Theory Modules – Plant Cell Development and Ultrastructure (one)

PCDU1

LEC: Plant Cell Development and Ultrastructure +
SEM: Plant Ultrastructure

Baluška

IZMB

10

W

15

PCDU2

LEC: Plant Cell Development and Ultrastructure +
SEM: Plant Development

Baluška, NN

IZMB

10

W

15

PCDU3

LEC: Plant Cell Development and Ultrastructure +
SEM: Plant Cell Dynamics

Baluška, NN

IZMB

10

W

15

C: Obligatory Choice Theory Modules – Plant Systematics, Biodiversity and Evolution (one)

PSBE1

LEC: Plant Systematics and Biodiversity +
SEM: Plant Biodiversity

Weigend m. N.N.

NEES

7

S

12 (+6)

PSBE2

LEC: Plant Systematics and Biodiversity +
SEM: Molecular Systematics

Weigend(Quandt, Mutke, Lobin)

NEES

7

S

12 (+6)

PSBE3

LEC: Plant Systematics and Biodiversity +
SEM: Biodiversity and Conservation

Weigend (Quandt, Mutke, Lobin)

NEES

7

S

12 (+6)

D: Obligatory Choice Lab Modules – Plant Biochemistry, Physiology, Molecular Biology (at least one)

PLPR

LAB: Plant Proteomics

Bartels m. Röhrig

IMBIO

10

W, S

8

PMSP

LAB: Plant Molecular Stress Physiology

Bartels m. N.N.

IMBIO

10

W, S

10 (+2)

PCE

LAB: Physiological and Chemical Ecology

Schreiber

IZMB

10

W, S

10

TRPL

LAB: Transgenic Plants

Knoop

IZMB

10

W

12

MCPB

LAB: Molecular Cell Physiology & Biotechnology

Dörmann

IMBIO

10

S

12

E: Obligatory Choice Lab Modules – Plant Cell Biology and Development (at least one)

PLCD

LAB: Plant Cell Dynamics

Voigt

IZMB

10

S

6

PLUL

LAB: Plant Ultrastructure

Baluška

IZMB

10

W

8

PLDE

LAB: Plant Development

Baluška

IZMB

10

S

10

PPCB

LAB: Plant Physiology and Cell Biology

Dörmann

IMBIO

10

W

12

F: Obligatory Choice Modules – Plant Biodiversity, Evolution and Systematics (at least one) 

PEPL

INT: Molecular Evolution and Phylogeny

Knoop

IZMB

10

S

6 (+6)

PMSY

LAB: Plant Molecular Systematics

Quandt

NEES

10

W

4 (+2)

PBCO

LAB: Plant Biogeography & Conservation

Weigend m. Mutke

NEES

10

W

10 (+10)

PBIO

LAB: Systematics and Biology of Seed Plants

Weigend m. NN

NEES

10

S

10 (+5)

PBEC

LAB: Vegetation Ecology (incl. Excursion)

Weigend / Quandt

NEES

10

W/S

8 (+7)

PAPA

INT: Paleobotany & Palynology

Litt

IfP

5

S

10 (+5)

G: Free Choice Modules at Bonn University

PNUT (MA-P-08)

INT: Physiology of Nutrient uptake and translocation

Goldbach
m. Mitarb.

INRES

6

S

24

ICNE
(MA-P-06)

INT: Interactions between crop nutrition and the environment

Goldbach

m. Mitarb.

INRES

6

S

24

GAPB
(MA-P-33)

INT: Genome analysis in plant breeding

Leon m. Pillen

INRES

6

W

6 (+6)

PMEP

LEC + SEM: Plant Molecular Evolution and Phylogeny

Knoop

IZMB

5

S

8 (+8)

PBDT

LEC: Vegetation Geography + SEM: Biodiversity & Conservation

Weigend m. Mutke

NEES

7

W

15 (+15)

PHPR

INT: Phototrophic Prokaryotes

Dahl m. N.N.

IFMB

6

W

6 (+6)

CRPS

LEC: Colloquium Reports in the Plant Sciences

N.N.

IZMB

8

W,S

30

H: External Free Choice Modules in the Plant Sciences (regularly or on individual agreement)

ECPM

INT: Ecophysiology of plant meta-bolism: photosynthesis and growth

Rascher, Walter, Schurr

ICG Jülich

5

O (TF4)

12

FREE1

Any appropriate modules in Plant Sciences which are part of an accredited course program at a university within the EU.

Max. 12 CP

Any TF

FREE2

Practical lab research, courses or internships agreed upon on an individual basis with plant research groups in university or external research institutions. (2 internships total, one can be extern)

Max. 20 CP

Any TF

I: External Free Choice Modules in other sciences

FREE3

Any appropriate modules in rela­ted natural sciences (e.g. Geo Sciences, Bio­chemis­try, Pharma­cology et c.), which are part of an accredited course program at a EU uni­versity.

Max.

10 CP

Any TF

FREE4

Any appropriate modules in other related sciences (e.g. Economics, Law et c.), which are part of an accredited course program at a EU university upon application.

Max.

10 CP

Any TF

Detailed modul descriptions can be found here

 

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