The Master of Biology:
ILO1. has a broad understanding of living organisms and their relationship with abiotic factors and understands their biology in an integrative way, across the traditional levels of biological organization.
ILO2. is able to perform an in-depth literature study in a biological domain to critically assess previous research, recognize the state-of-the-art, paradigms, controversies and unresolved research questions and define new research questions
ILO3. has the necessary understanding of biological concepts and models to autonomously formulate research objectives and hypotheses, select or design appropriate methods for the collection and analysis of biological data and draw sound scientific conclusions supported by appropriate statistical methods.
ILO4. maintains objectivity and flexibility to conduct sound scientific research and autonomously address emerging problems and complications
ILO5. is able to collaborate with other researchers in a team by assuming responsibility and applying suitable work ethics
ILO6. can present conducted biological research in a clear and concise way, both written (papers and reports) and oral (meetings, presentations), to peers as well as to the broader community, including in English
ILO7. has an attitude of lifelong learning by continuously updating his/her knowledge of new developments in relevant biological research fields
ILO8. understands the importance of biological research for society, including its contributions, responsibilities and ethical aspects.
Molecular and Cellular Life Sciences
ILO9. has a broad and integrative understanding of biological systems of organisms, their functioning, the molecular, cellular, physiological and developmental processes involved and their possible application in fundamental science, biotechnology and medicine.
ILO10. can apply molecular techniques, design and conduct laboratory experiments, and analyse the results and interpret them in an integrative way and in light of the state-of-the-art in the relevant molecular and cellular life sciences
ILO11. understands the importance of molecular and cellular life sciences for society, including their applications and ethical aspects.
Ecology and Biodiversity
ILO12. has a broad and integrative understanding of the ecology of species, how they function as populations and communities in different ecosystems, how they evolved to their present diversity, and how they respond to ongoing environmental change
ILO13. knows how to obtain data for ecological, environmental or evolutionary research or nature management using scientific literature, online resources, information systems or field sampling.
ILO14. can design and conduct an experiment in the field or under lab conditions and analyse the results and interpret them in light of the state-of-the-art in ecology, evolutionary biology or other relevant research fields
ILO15. understands the importance of ecological and environmental research for society, including its social and ethical aspects.
Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree in Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems - Tropimundo
ILO16. demonstrates enhanced knowledge of the field of tropical biodiversity and ecosystems, including interdisciplinary fields, and masters the key concepts in their ecological and socio-ecological functioning, demonstrates enhanced understanding of the constituting biodiversity and environmental elements of one or more tropical ecosystems and demonstrates enhanced understanding of processes and/or methods and/or techniques in tropical biodiversity and ecosystem studies.
ILO17. can independently perform field work, surveys and experiments in tropical ecosystems (in situ) and demonstrate enhanced ability to work and learn independently and as a member of a team, and/or to generate ideas, and/or to identify problems, and/or to develop creative and effective solutions, and/or to synthesise and communicate concepts and knowledge while maintaining a critical judgment.
ILO18. demonstrates enhanced understanding of the stakes, challenges and open issues of conservation and management and therefore must be able to situate natural and anthropogenic impacts on tropical biodiversity and ecosystems into a holistic context, and to demonstrate scientific, ethical and social understanding.