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... looks into questions such as ...

  • How do proteins work?
  • How are animal and plant cells structured?
  • Which role plays biotechnology for renewable energies?
  • How do species evolve?
  • How do diseases of the nervous system evolve?
  • I enjoy the hands-on exercises most, because this is where I can apply my theoretical knowledge.

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  • I was already interested in laboratory work and biology in school. Since I didn't want to study medicine, biology was the most obvious thing for me.

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Degree programmes


Biology, Master 1 subject


Degree: Master of Science
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German

Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

it offers the opportunity to gain an insight into and research complex issues. Students are given the opportunity to focus on specific issues and to familiarise themselves with state-of-the-art experiment methods.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Biotechnology
  • Molecular Botany and Microbiology
  • Protein and Structural Biology
  • Biodiversity
  • Neurobiology

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,


  • basic understanding of experimental techniques; basic biological know-how acquired in the previous degree programme

  • experimental research
struggles through:

  • gaining an understanding of complex issues; English-language literature

This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Biology, B.Sc.
  • Biology-related degree courses (verification through the admission committee M.Sc.)
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in the biotech industry
  • in the pharmaceutical industry
  • in the food industry
  • in the environmental protection industry
  • in research institutes/postdoc research

And else?

An internship ...

is recommended. It is done in the 1st-2nd semester.
Duration: 3-6 weeks

Studying abroad ...

is recommended. It is done in the 1st semester.
Duration: 1 semester

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Studienfachberatung Biologie
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Biologie / Biotechnologie
Building, Room: ND 03/70
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-23139
Website Fachschaft


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