Programme structure

1rst study semester at Göttingen University

3 compulsory classes (18 C):

2 elective classes (12 C), e.g.:

2nd study semester at Lincoln University

3 courses of own choice, e.g.

3rd semester: Internship

an internship of at least 12 weeks in conservation practice

4th semester: Thesis

6 months Master Thesis

Internship semester

The internship semester aims to provide hands-on experienced through interaction with practitioners, and is therefore an important component of the programme. Students will acquire practical skills by assisting in field and project work at a scientific host institution or at an international nature conservation organization or NGO. The practical project will cover three months minimum.

In the past, students have e.g. been working at the following office or field based locations:

  • IUCN World Headquarters, Switzerland
  • KfW, Germany
  • Bundesamt für Naturschutz, Bonn, Germany
  • UNEP offices in Germany, UK and Kenya
  • Conservation International, Indonesia
  • Department of Conservation, New Zealand
  • Seychelles Islands Foundation, Seychelles
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama
  • WWF: Ecuador, Costa Rica, Malaysia and USA
  • Wildlife Conservation Society, Fidji