The master's programme Anthropology consists of two compulsory modules (academic working and statistics). Moreover, students can choose one of three research areas (hominid evolution, human ethology and human ecology). Each research area contains a group of compulsory modules and a group of elective modules. The ability to explore scientific topics autonomously and in an appropriate way both as regards contents and methods has to be demonstrated in the master's thesis. This as a rule must be written in one of the subjects covered by the compulsory or alternative compulsory modules or the group of elective modules in anthropology. The degree programme concludes with a master’s examination, which takes the form of a public defence of the master's thesis before an exam board.