Master's Programme in Evolutionary Systems Biology (in English)

Starting from the winter term 2016/17, the joint Master's programme "Evolutionary Systems Biology" will be implemented at the University of Vienna & Vetmeduni Vienna.

The ESB Master's emphasizes hands-on education, with practical skills courses designed to complement all lectures in the core curriculum. The programme also has a strong research component, with two lab rotations and a research-based Master's thesis project providing training in cutting-edge research methods. The ESB Master's programme particularly features:

  • Courses covering population genetics, comparative genomics, molecular evolution, EvoDevo and systems biology.
  • Practical courses introducing modelling, programming, and statistical data analysis to biologists.
  • An extensive research component, including rotations in multiple research groups, one-on-one training, and individual research projects.
  • Special skill courses on giving scientific talks and writing successful grant proposals.

An ESB Master's degree will thus provide excellent preparation for either a PhD in quantitative biological research or for research-oriented biomedical / biotechnological companies.

Duration and structure of the programme

The Master's programme comprises 4 semesters totalling 120 ECTS credits. It is composed of 9 compulsory modules (MES1-9), a Master's thesis and defensio.

Requirements for admission

Applicants to the Master’s programme in Evolutionary Systems Biology are required to have a Bachelor's degree in life sciences with a minimum of 180 ECTS.

Details about the admission procedure are available at the webseite of the ESB Master’s program.
Link to Master’s programme Evolutionary Systems Biology
 [Link 1]

Curriculum Evolutionary Systems Biology

Curriculum Master's Programme in Evolutionary Systems Biology (in German, PDF, 149 KB) [Link 2]

Link to English curriculum (University of Vienna [Link 3])

All courses offered by the University of Vienna you'll find in the course directory
Link to course directory [Link 4]


Thesis Opportunities