Programme: Master in Environmental and Resource Economics (M.Sc.) FPO 2021


This curriculum is applicable if you started your programme in or after winter term 21/22.

Study Programme

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A wide range of specialised courses offered on a regular basis gives students an insight into many areas of economic research arising through cooperation with the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.


Examination Regulations - Fachprüfungsordnung (FPO) (german) 2021

Examination Regulations (english) 2021





Minor Subject

Note that only the minor subject in Geography and Ecology is offered in English!




(Preliminary) List of modules offered in summer term 2021

  • Registration via OLAT


Geography and Ecology

Note that the following information might change! You can inform yourself here or via the Univis!


  • Integrated Management of Rural & Woodland Regions - agrarAEF078-01a (Participation only possible on request; Excursion cancelled)
  • Management of Soil Resources - EMAEF047-01a (5 spots available)
  • Reconstructing Quaternary Environments (RQE) - MNF-eco-113 (Participation only possible on request; Wednesday or Thursday 8:15-11:45)
  • Coastal Evolution and Protection - MNF-ftz-geo-S126 (Participation only possible on request)
  • Modelling Consumer Behavior - egAEF068-01a (Unlimited spots)
  • Political Ecology - MNF-S142 (Participation only possible on request)
  • Remote Sensing Applications - MNF-geogr333 (Participation only possible on request)
  • Ocean Economics - agrarAEF880-01a (2 spots available)
  • Principles of Ecosystem Analyis - AEF-EM011 (5 spots available)


(Partly) Presence

  • Sciene Project 1 - EMAEF051-01a (3 spots available; Presence and online)
  • Fieldtrip Hydrobiology Poland - EMAEF023-01a (Participation only possible on request; if trip to Poznan impossible, field/lab in Kiel)
  • Terrestrial Ecosystems and Protection - Field Studies - MNF-eco-110 (Participation only possible on request; 25.5 - 23.6 [7 excursion days])
  • Ecosystem Services in Agroecosystems - AEF-agr852 (Participation only possible on request; lectures online and practical part in presence)
  • Long Term Analysis of Landscapes - Field Studies - MNF-eco-103 (Participation only possible on request; Fieldtrips near Kiel)
  • Geoarchaeological and Holocene palaeoenvironmental field and laboratory analysis - MNF-eco-109 (Participation only possible on request; Fieldtrips near Kiel)
  • Abiotic-biotic interactions in the Wadden Sea - MNF-ftz-geo-S125 (Participation only possible on request; not clarified if online or presence yet)
  • Coastal Environmental Surveying Techniques - MNF-ftz-geo-S128 (Participation only possible on request; Fieldtrips 3 days/week near Kiel and Westcoast in September)
  • Long Term Evolution of the North-Sea Coast - MNF-ftz-geo-S175 (Participation only possible on request; presence if possible otherwise online live)
  • Decision Support Systems for the Governance of Coastal Ecosystems - MNF-ftz-geo-S174 (Participation only possible on request; September blocked)




List of modules offered in the winter term 20/21

  • Registration via OLAT


Geography and Ecology

Note that the following information might change! You can inform yourself here


  • Principles in Ecology for Environmental Sciences EMAEF001-01a (Participation only possible on request)
  • Hydrology and Climatology EMAEF-002-01a (3 spots available)
  • Integrated Management of River Basins AEF-agr076 (5 spots available; more participants of the ERE Master program only on request)
  • Hydrological Modelling EMAEF027-01a (Participation only possible on request)
  • Advanced Ecosystem Analysis in Environmental Management AEF-EM019 (5 spots available; Depending on the Covid-19 situation there might be one meeting in presence)
  • Geo-Ecological Regional Processes MNF-eco-101
  • Processes in Soil agrarAEF075-01a (10 spots available)
  • Conservation Biology EMAEF040-01a (Participation only possible on request)
  • Analysis Methods in Hydrochemistry EMAEF045-01a (5 spots available)
  • Interdisciplinary Lectures on Sustainability EMAEF046-01a (5 spots available)
  • Model-based Policy Analyses of Agricultural, Energy and Climate Policies agrarAEF863-01a (10 spots available)
  • Climate and Landscape Changes - Past and Future MNF-eco-102 (Participation only possible on request)
  • Long Term Analysis of Environmental Trends MNF-eco-105 (Participation only possible on request)
  • Geo-Ecological Regional Processes MNF-eco101 (Participation only possible on request)
  • Terrestrial Ecozones and Ecosystems MNF-eco107 (Participation only possible on request)
  • Marine Nature Conservation: Theory and Application EMFTZ-01a (Participation only possible on request)
  • Remote Sensing Principles MNF-geogr231-01a (Participation only possible on request)
  • Planning and Construction of a Wind Farm MNF-eco-115 (Participation only possible on request)


(Partly) Presence

  • Integrated Management of Wetlands AEF-EM018
  • Integrated Coastal Zone Management EMAEF032-01a (Participation only possible on request)
  • Ecosystem Modelling - A Practical Introduction EMAEF031-01a
  • Geoarchaeology and Holocene palaeoecology – reconstruction of natural and human processes in ecosystems MNF-eco-106 (Participation only possible on request)
  • Spatial data handling-exploratory analysis MNF-geogr230-01a (Participation only possible on request)
  • Advanced Analytical Methods in Plant Ecology using R MNF-eco 116 (Participation only possible on request)
  • Wind energy: Technological challenges and environmental impacts MNF-ftz-geo-S129 (Participation only possible on request)

First Semester: getting started

Information of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Sciences regarding your first semester.



Course Schedule and Types of Courses


Student's Handbook

  • Student's Handbook: For a general overview of your course structure and further information, the Student's Handbook provides information on how you can organize your studies.


Further Online Information


International Students



Contact persons


Study Programme Advisors can be contacted for questions about

  • Structure and content of the study programme
  • Application
  • Planning your study
  • Recognition of courses taken abroad or at other universities
  • General examination procedures


Overview of other contact persons:


Examinations, Seminars, Master-Thesis



Please note: In any case the degree-specific Examination Regulations together with the Examination Procedure Regulations are the legally binding documents regulating your study programme! You can find them in the "Legal Documents" below.



For information on seminar application, please visit the following links:

(Note that the registration period for seminars starts in the previous semester)


Master Thesis



Legal documents



The  Environmental and Resource Economics Master of Science degree programme is accredited:Certificate of Accreditation (german only)



Exchange Semester

If you are interested in doing an exchange semester abroad within the EU, or in countries outside of the EU, please find the relevant information here:



Further Information