Applied • International Biotechnology
Students in Master Biotechnology review cell cultures
Master of Science (M.Sc.)


Modern biotechnology and its interdisciplinary subject areas are key technologies of the 21st century. The research-oriented internatiuonal master's degree program in Biotechnology allows for a post-bachelor’s specialized training in cell biology, microbiology, bioanalytics and Laboratory Diagnostics. In addition to solid theoretical training incorporating the most up-to-date scientific knowledge, the master's degree programme offers an exceptionally high proportion of practical training in modern laboratory methods. Within small project groups students learn to carry out scientific experiments and how to document and present them. The programme is internationally oriented and all courses are given in English. After their master’s thesis, which is carried out in national and international research institutions or enterprises, students are qualified to pursue doctoral studies.

Professional Fields of Activity

  • Managerial roles in international research institutes or in the life sciences industry (biotechnology, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries)
  • Work in production and quality management, in commercial laboratories or in regulatory authorities (e.g. Medicine Agency, Genetic Engineering authority)
  • Customer Support Manager/’Scientific Support Specialist’ in the life science industry

Applications and Admissions

Admissions Requirements

  • at least a bachelor's degree in the subject area or an equivalent degree with
    • 210 ECTS credits (for the master's programme with a regular duration of 3 semesters – programme start only in the summer semester) or
    • 180 ECTS credits (for the master's programme with a regular duration of 4 semesters – programme start only in the winter semester)
  • at least 70 ECTS credits or 60 semester hours (SWS) of biological, biomedical, biochemical or biophysical subjects
  • proof of practical laboratory work of at least 18 weeks (e.g. during the thesis)
  • certificate of proficiency in English as described in this handout (only valid certificates are recognised, we don't accept "medium of instruction certificates" and any kind of expired tests)
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