New Master's Program "Geo- and Paleobiology"
starting at LMU Munich!

next application deadline: 30 June 2013

The Master's program "Geo- and Paleobiology" (MGAP) is a consecutive, research-focussed, international four-term master program planned to start in Wintersemester 2013/2014 under the umbrella of the Faculty of Geosciences, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, in collaboration with researchers of the Bavarian State collections and the GeoBio-CenterLMU.

MGAP aims to provide students with a comprehensive introduction into the interdisciplinary research fields of geobiology and paleobiology to prepare them for careers in science and beyond.

The MGAP program is based on interdisciplinary, research-oriented courses in geo- and biosciences that address patterns and processes of the evolution of life and its habitats on our planet. Principal topics are evolutionary and environmental geobiology and paleobiology, supported by courses in complementary areas e.g., bioinformatics, statistics, sedimentology.

The module-based curriculum provides an integrative approach facilitated by experts in different areas of expertise. Students will learn and acquire routines with a wide range of scientific methods such as modern techniques in molecular biology, isotope geochemistry, fieldwork, collection management, bioinformatics, statistics and (paleo-) biodiversity assessments. Students will learn independent scientific work in individual and intensively supervised research projects at early stages of the curriculum.

A mentoring program offers further guidance and support throughout the studies.

More information is available on the program's website


Please note this year's extended application deadline of 30 June 2013.

Passend dazu ein Film zum Thema Paläontologie und Geobiologie an der LMU München studieren, bereits im April gesendet in BR alpha Campus:

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