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Master of Science in Molecular Biology

If you would like to deepen your knowledge in molecular biology, you can continue with a 12 to 18 month master’s degree program at the Biozentrum. At the core of this program is an independent research project conducted in the laboratory under the guidance of experienced lecturers.

The major focus of the master's degree program is the completion of an independent research project. You work for at least ten months in the laboratory, learning the newest techniques and applying these. 

You will supplement this by attending lectures to deepen your knowledge in your selected field of specialization. You can choose between biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, developmental biology, biophysics, structural biology, microbiology, infection biology, immunology, neurobiology, pharmacology and computational biology. 

The completion of the master’s thesis – the presentation of your research project – along with the master’s examination comprise the completion of the course of studies. As a rule, this program requires three semesters.  

Worth knowing 

Admission
The prerequisite for admission to the Master of Science in Molecular Biology is a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a major in Molecular Biology and, in specific cases, in Integrative Biology or a Bachelor of Science in Computational Sciences with a major study in Computational Biology. 

Course Start
It is possible to start the master’s degree program in both the spring and autumn. The application deadline for the autumn semester is April, 30, and for the spring semester November, 30. Further information can be found here

Credit points
Credit points (CP) are awarded for successfully completed course work, in accordance with the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). The number of CP per learning unit corresponds to the working time the student needs to put in to achieve its objectives. One credit point corresponds to a work load of 30 hours. The achievement of 90 CP is required for the award of a Master of Science in Molecular Biology. 

Fast Track
The master's degree program can be completed in two semesters by particularly keen students in which at least ten months must be spent undertaking laboratory work.