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Master Biology

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Study program / Modules / Course Regulations (Prüfungsordnung)

Qualification and Application



The Master of Science in Biology (M.Sc.) is in English and it is designed to deepen the scientific knowledge and is more strongly research-oriented than the bachelor program.

  • start of studies in the winter semester (mid October) or in the summer semester (April)
  • regular duration: 4 semesters
  • total of 120 credit points

The master's program includes three skills modules and three focus subjects, whereby one focus subject can be replaced by a secondary subject offered by other scientific faculties.

1. semester                  2. semester                  3. semester                  4. semester
research skills* (6 CP)

3 focus subjects or

2 focus subjects + 1 secondary subject

(24 CP each subject)

with lectures, seminars and laboratory courses

master thesis

(30 CP; 9 months)

job skills (6 CP), communication skills (6 CP)

*Research skills is a 3-weeks course, offered every year in march, and is ideally completed before the laborarory courses.

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