Master of Science Nature Conservation and Landscape Planning

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The master's program Nature Conservation and Landscape Planning replaces the master's program Landscape Planning, Ecology and Nature Conservation since the summer semester 2018.

The content of the master's program Nature Conservation and Landscape Planning is characterized by a scientific specialization and professional extension in the field of landscape planning.
Profound changes in land use, global warming, global population growth, and increasing urbanization, as well as rapid social and demographic change, are currently causing rapid changes in nature and landscape, both at the regional and global levels.

The understanding of the social and ecological processes as well as their evaluation is one of the essential goals, which are developed and deepened in the master's program Nature Conservation and Landscape Planning. The master's program offers an education oriented to the recent scientific findings in order to develop innovative solutions for nature conservation on this basis and implement them through landscape planning and the other instruments of nature conservation.

The new version goes along with the expansion of the target group. The master's program Nature Conservation and Landscape Planning can be studied based on bachelor’s programs in Landscape Planning and Nature Conservation or (Landscape) Ecology as well as with a comparable degree, for example Biology with corresponding setting of priorities (for example in organismic biology or conservation biology).

The standard period of study for the master's program is four semesters. By recognizing competences that have already been achieved in a bachelor's program of more than six semesters, the duration of the master's program can be adapted to the previous studies. Therefor, the standard period of study is reduced up to two semesters (for example, in the case of an eight-semester bachelor in the field of landscape planning), the total duration of the bachelor's / master's program remains at 10 semesters.

In addition, this master's program will be offered as a part time study.Therefor, the structural study conditions be made for a family-friendly and diversity-oriented study.

Admission to the master's program Nature Conservation and Landscape Planning is possible both in the winter semester and in the summer semester.