[Coral-List] Applications invited for the Master's program "Geobiology and Paleobiology" (MGAP) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich (Germany)

Gert Woerheide woerheide at lmu.de
Mon Dec 15 11:46:20 EST 2014

*Applications invited for the Master's program "Geobiology and
Paleobiology" (MGAP) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich

The Master's program "Geobiology and Paleobiology" (MGAP) is a
consecutive, research-focussed, two-year Master of Science program at
the Faculty of Geosciences of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU)
Munich, in collaboration with researchers of the Bavarian Natural
History Collections and the GeoBio-Center @ LMU. 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 that address patterns and processes of evolutionary and
environmental geobiology and paleobiology, supported by courses in
complementary areas e.g., bioinformatics and statistics.

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, fieldwork, collection management,
comparative morphology, phylogeny, 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

*MGAP in brief*

- International Master's program in Geobiology and Paleobiology (Master
of Science, M.Sc.) at the LMU Munich

- 2 years, 4 semesters, start in October (winter semester)

- All courses taught in English

- Courses are combined in Modules

- Course total: 120 credit points (ECTS)

More information is available on the program's website:

For the winter semester 2015-2016 (courses start mid-October),
application dates are as follows:

1. January 31, 2015 for international students (non-EU students and EU
students (non-German)), applications are possible now:

2. February 15 to May 31, 2015 for EU students (including German students).

All applications have to be submitted via an online submission portal:
< https://www.efv.verwaltung.uni-muenchen.de/mageopal>

The Department of Earth- and Environmental Sciences (Division of
Palaeontology & Geobiology) of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich
offers an excellent multidisciplinary research and learning environment,
one of its particular strength being the close interaction between
Geosciences, the Biological Faculty, and the Bavarian Natural History
collections (<http://www.snsb.de>) in the framework of the GeoBioCenter@
LMU (<http://www.geobio-center.uni-muenchen.de>).

The LMU Munich is the leading research university in Germany, with a
more than 500-year-long tradition, and builds upon its success in the
Excellence Initiative, a Germany-wide competition promoting top-level
university research. LMU Munich also has been successful in the
"Qualitätspakt Lehre" initiative by the German Federal Ministry of
Education and Research (BMBF) to promote innovative teaching and
learning. Munich has also been repeatedly voted Germany's most livable city.

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