Master of Science in Ecotoxicology


An increasing number of chemicals is used by society today, which are alsoreleased into the environment. Ecotoxicology is concerned with their potential impacts on the ecosystem. It aims to investigate and discover effects of chemicals on biological systems in order to develop methods for risk management, as well as to predict ecological consequences.

The international "Master of Science program in Ecotoxicology" integrates concepts of Environmental Chemistry, Toxicology and Ecology and includes Social Sciences and Economics as well. Due to its interdisciplinary and applied approach, the Program enables its graduates to analyze complex problems and to develop practical solutions.

As environmental problems reach far beyond national borders, an international approach is necessary and the situation in developing countries needs special solutions.

The Master in Ecotoxicology is organized by the Institute for Environmental Sciences and its graduates receive the full credits for the nine required topics of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry’s Certification of Environmental Risk Assessors (CRA) program.



Information about study program

If you are interested in the program, the following sites provide further information:


Study Program: Overview on the study program and Curriculum

Employment Outlook

Study Ecotoxicology in Landau and become a SETAC certified Risk Assessor!

International Network

Requirements: Who can apply?

Applicants with non-German Bachelor's Degree

Applicants with German Bachelor's Degree



Movie Short film about the Institute and the two Master programs Environmental Sciences and Ecotoxicology


Video curriculum that provides general details on the Master program and its compulsary modules:

Video-Part1 Part 1: General info about the University of Koblenz-Landau and the Master program.
Video-Part2 Part 2: Principles of Ecotoxicology
Flyer Blog




Dr. Carsten Brühl


Jochen Zubrod


Institute for Environmental Sciences Landau

Fortstrasse 7

D- 76829 Landau i.d. Pfalz / Germany