MSc Programme in Biology
The course aims to provide students with a theoretical and
systematic knowledge of ornithology as a basis for continued
learning about birds. The students will learn about the methods
used in ornithological research and thereby obtain the ability to
evaluate ornithological studies. Furthermore, they will obtain
competences in communicating about scientific ornithological
studies. After the course the students will be well qualified to
start Master’s Thesis project within ornithology.
Key areas: Bird biology, including identification and taxonomy, functional morphology, ecology, evolution and behavior.
Evaluate scientific ornithological papers
Define ornithological questions and devise solutions
Reflect on the solution to ornithological problems and general inference
Describe ornithological methods and apply a selection of these method Analyse ornithological data sets
Identify most Danish bird species
All extant bird orders
Basic aspects of the ecology, evolution, functional morphology and behaviour of birds
Graham Scott (2010) Essential Ornithology. Oxford University Press
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Oral examination, 20 minutesWritten assignment, 16 hoursOral examination without preparation time. The oral examination consists of a discussion of a scientific paper known from the course and the written report/project
Weight: written report 50 % weight and curriculum 50 %; the written report and the discussion of it is graded as a whole.
Scope: The examination takes 20 minutes, inclusive grading.
The part-examinations does not have to be passed in the same exam-period.
- Without aids
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Several internal examiners.
As the ordinary exam - the same or revised written report can be handed in before the Re-exam.
Criteria for exam assesment
- Practical exercises
- Project work