MSc Programme in Biology
MSc Programme in Biology with a minor subject
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
- Practical exercises
- Project work
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
- Oral examination, 20 minutes (incl. grading)Written assignment, 50 hours (take-home assignment)The oral examination consists of a discussion of a scientific paper known from the course and the written report/project. Oral examination without preparation time.
Weight: written report 50 % and curriculum 50 %; The course is passed as long as the combined grade of the two part-examinations is passed.
The part-examinations does not have to be passed in the same exam-period.
- Only certain aids allowed
The written exam is with all aids allowed
The oral exam is 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
See Learning Outcome