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

Curriculum Evolutionary Systems Biology

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

Link to English curriculum (University of Vienna 3)

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