Applied • International Biotechnology

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Modern biotechnology and its interdisciplinary subject areas is one of the key technologies of the 21st century. The research-oriented master's degree program in biotechnology allows for a post-bachelor’s specialized training in cell biology, microbiology and bioanalysis. 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

  • Admissions restrictions may apply
  • at least a bachelor's degree in the subject area or an equivalent degree with 210 ECTS credits (with 180 ECTS carrying out of a practical semester is possible)
  • 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 6 months (e.g. thesis)
  • Sufficient knowledge of the Language of instruction English