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Master's Degree Programme in Molecular Medicine

Since winter semester 2014/15 the University of Regensburg has been offering the Master's Degree Programme in Molecular Medicine, which leads to the title of Master of Science (M. Sc.). The programme is run in close cooperation between the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculties of Natural Sciences. The Master's programme follows on consecutively from the Bachelor's Programme in Molecular Medicine.

The film by students for students and further impressions are linked here:
Photos and videos about the degree programme.


The degree programme is located at the interface between medicine and biology. The aim of the programme is to train students to become qualified young scientists for the biomedical field, where technological progress poses major challenges. The programme combines theoretical knowledge from human medicine with scientific skills from biology and other life sciences. After completing the Master's Degree Programme in Molecular Medicine, you can pursue a career in university research, industry and private laboratories, among others.

How is the degree programme structured?

A total of 120 credit points (CP or ECTS) and a maximum of 120 semester hours per week (SWS) are required to successfully complete the Master's degree programme. It is recommended to achieve 30 CP per semester.

Grafik zum Aufbau des Studiums

The Master's Degree Programme in Molecular Medicine is generally completed in four semesters. In the second and third semesters in particular, the focus is on internships with individual supervision, which lead to in-depth training in modern biomedical research methods. The content of the programme is put into practice in the fourth semester in the form of a Master's thesis on a biomedical topic.

Compulsory module I:

  • Good Scientific Practice, lecture
  • Epidemiology, lecture
  • Ethical and legal foundations of biomedical research, seminar
  • Clinical research, seminar
  • Biostatistics, lecture and exercise
  • Genomic data analysis, block course with exercise

Compulsory module II:

  • Fundamentals of clinical medicine or disease patterns and their molecular mechanisms, lecture
  • Clinical chemistry, pathobiochemistry/physiology, lecture
  • Molecular basics of clinical medicine, seminar

Compulsory module III:

  • Laboratory practical course
  • Seminar on the practical course
  • Modern research directions and research areas (lecture series), seminar
  • Methods courses, workshop with seminar

Compulsory elective modules:

In the Master's degree programme, students choose from over 20 different compulsory elective modules, selecting the six that correspond to their individual interests. Each compulsory elective module consists of a four-week full-time internship in a scientific working group and accompanying courses. Further information can be found under "Internships".

Master's thesis:

At the end of the last compulsory elective module, students begin the seven-month Master's thesis in a working group of their choice. Supervision is usually provided by a university lecturer from the Faculty of Medicine or the Faculty of Biology and Preclinical Medicine.


In the Master's degree programme, students have the opportunity to choose from over 100 laboratories, depending on their individual interests, a total of 6 compulsory elective modules, 1 practical methods course and 1 Master's thesis.

(For more information on the individual labs, click on the image).

Grafische Darstellung der Labore mit link zur pdf-Datei

Stay abroad

In the course of the Master's programme, students have the opportunity to weave a stay of several weeks abroad, in industry or at other universities in Germany into their study plan in such a way that they do not have to enrol for an additional semester. Of course, the lecture-free period can be used for this, as can individual free blocks in the 2nd and 3rd semesters. Students will receive support with financing and making contact.

Karte mit Markierungen der Auslandspraktika

Field reports (in German)

Austria Summer 2023

Austria Summer 2022

Austria Autumn 2021

Belgium Summer 2022

Denmark 2017-18

England Summer 2018 (1)

England Summer 2018 (2)

England Summer 2017

Finland Winter 2023

Finland Autumn 2017

France Autumn 2023

France Autumn 2022

France Summer 2021

Ireland Summer 2023

Ireland Spring 2023

Italy Summer 2019

Japan Autumn 2022

Japan Spring 2023

Norway Autumn 2023

Prague Summer 2015

Scotland Summer 2018 (1)

Scotland Summer 2018 (2)

Scotland Summer 2017

Scotland Summer 2016 (1)

Scotland Summer 2016 (2)

Scotland Summer 2022

Spain Autumn 2022

Spain Summer 2022

Spain Summer 2021

Spain Spring 2020

Spain Summer 2017

Sweden Autumn 2023

Sweden Summer 2023

Sweden Autumn 2022 (1)

Sweden Autumn 2022 (2)

Sweden Summer 2022

Switzerland Spring 2024

USA Spring 2024

How do I apply?

Applications for admission to the Master's degree programme must be submitted by 1 July of the respective year. You must fulfil three criteria for a successful application:

  1. Final grade of the Bachelor's degree programme 2.5 or better (exceptions are possible)
  2. Bachelor's degree in "Molecular Medicine", "Biomedicine", "Experimental Medicine" or a related subject
  3. German language skills with at least level B2 or DSH2
  4. English language skills with at least level B1

Please refer to the information sheet (DE) and the Examination and Study Regulations for the Master's Degree Programme in Molecular Medicine (DE) for more details on the application process.

Information event

every year in mid-May

Online via Zoom

Registration required at christina.kolbeck[at}ukr.de

At the information event you will learn

  • which documents you need to submit for your application,
  • how you can transfer from the Bachelor's degree programme to the Master's degree programme even if you have not yet completed your Bachelor's thesis and therefore your certificate,
  • what opportunities you have as a student on a related degree programme and
  • how the Master's degree programme is structured.

Student publications

Surname First name Publication (DOI and hyperlink)
Abgaryan Anush 10.1186/s12885-021-09125-4 
Ackermann Jasmin 10.1016/j.yjmcc.2018.02.002 
Albert Veruschka 10.1007/s15010-020-01503-7
Albert Veruschka 10.1007/s00404-022-06434-2
Babl Verena 10.3390/metabo11060365
Bader Stefanie   10.1016/j.psyneuen.2019.03.029 
Bader Stefanie   10.1371/journal.pone.0195627 
Bader Stefanie   10.3390/ijms20133359 
Bader Stefanie   10.3390/ijms20184467 
Baier Maria 10.1002/2211-5463.13274 
Baier Maria 10.1002/ehf2.12895 
Baier Maria 10.1002/ehf2.13063 
Baier Maria 10.1007/s15010-021-01722-6 
Baier Maria 10.1016/j.yjmcc.2019.12.002 
Baier Maria 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.120.318170 
Baier Maria 10.1167/iovs.16-19936 
Baier Maria 10.3389/fimmu.2021.740260 
Bajraktari Ganimete   10.1007/s13105-018-0645-x 
Bajraktari Ganimete   10.1016/j.yexmp.2019.104363 
Bajraktari Ganimete   10.3390/cells9102280 
Baumeister Melissa 10.1002/glia.24120
Calance Diana Nicoleta 10.1007/s10495-018-1446-y 
Calance Diana Nicoleta 10.1016/j.canlet.2018.07.035 
Christ Carolin 10.1210/en.2015-2029 
Decking Sonja 10.1016/j.celrep.2019.08.068 
Decking Sonja 10.1074/jbc.RA118.004180 
Decking Sonja 10.1172/JCI148225 
Decking Sonja 10.3389/fimmu.2021.803726
Decking Sonja 10.3389/fphar.2018.01258 
Decking Sonja 10.3390/ijms22052646 
Dufner Bianca 10.1038/s41598-019-49743-4 
Dufner Bianca 10.1038/s41598-021-97809-z 
Dufner Bianca 10.1159/000508109 
Dufner Bianca 10.1371/journal.pone.0139866  
Durst Franziska 10.1371/journal.pone.0216442 
Ebner Stefan 10.1371/journal.pbio.3000722 
Ebner Stefan 10.3389/fimmu.2021.712948 
Ederer Katharina 10.3390/ijms23031324
Ederer Katharina 10.3390/jof6040304 
Feder Anna-Lena 10.1016/j.mvr.2020.104072 
Feder Anna-Lena 10.3233/CH-209204 
Feichtgruber Nicole  10.3390/cancers13123058
Feulner Laura 10.1016/j.imbio.2021.152070
Feulner Laura 10.3390/cells10020298
Fischer Alexander 10.1016/j.immuni.2019.12.002 
Fischer Alexander 10.1016/j.immuni.2021.03.007 
Fleischmann Markus 10.1038/s41598-018-19874-1 
Fleischmann Markus 10.1128/JVI.00569-18 
Frisch Stefanie   10.1007/s15010-020-01503-7 
Ganser Iris 10.1371/journal.pone.0216442 
Gürtler Florian 10.1210/endocr/bqaa135 
Hauser Alexandra 10.1074/mcp.M115.052183 
Hauser Alexandra 10.3390/vaccines9060642 
Hauser Alexandra 10.3390/vaccines9070750 
Heinl Elena-Sofia 10.1681/ASN.2021101312
Heinl Elena-Sofia 10.3390/ijms20133359 
Herold Janina 10.1210/endocr/bqaa135 
Hiltl Louisa 10.3390/metabo11060365
Höllerer Simon 10.1038/s41467-018-04124-9 
Höllerer Simon 10.1038/s41467-018-05088-6 
Huber Sandra 10.1016/j.crmeth.2021.100054 
Huber Sandra 10.1038/s41467-020-18701-4 
Jordan, geb. Imminger   Katrin 10.1016/j.ajhg.2018.10.004 
Jordan, geb. Imminger   Katrin 10.1210/endocr/bqaa135 
Jordan, geb. Imminger   Katrin 10.1681/ASN.2021101312
Jordan, geb. Imminger   Katrin 10.2174/1566524021666210302143802 
Jordan, geb. Imminger   Katrin 10.26508/lsa.202000903 
Kauer Nathalie   10.1016/j.celrep.2019.08.068 
Kauer Nathalie   10.3389/fphar.2018.01258
Kießling Mara 10.1007/s00270-021-03007-9
Kießling Mara 10.1007/s10856-020-06460-z 
Kießling Mara 10.1007/s10856-021-06518-6 
Kießling Mara 10.1007/s15010-020-01503-7 
Kirchhammer Nicole 10.1186/s12967-020-02484-9 
Kirchhammer Nicole 10.3390/ijms19020563
Koch Victoria   10.3390/ijms20133359 
Kühn Konstanze 10.3390/antiox8110548 
Lippert Magdalena 10.1002/glia.24120
Meindl Katrin 10.1681/ASN.2021101312
Meindl Katrin 10.3390/cells9040884 
Neubert Philip 10.1007/s15010-020-01503-7 
Neubert Philip 10.1136/gutjnl-2020-321663 
Neubert Philip 10.3390/metabo11050277 
Nirschl Sandra 10.1002/cbic.201600621 
Oßner Thomas 10.1371/journal.pone.0243967 
Oßner Thomas 10.3389/fimmu.2021.712948 
Öttl Veronika 10.3390/biom9040121
Öttl Veronika 10.3390/cancers13123058 
Öttl  Veronika  10.3390/cancers13123058
Pervan Philip 10.1007/s15010-020-01503-7 
Pervan Philip 10.3390/jcm10081580
Pieles Oliver 10.1007/s00418-020-01904-7 
Pieles Oliver 10.1007/s00418-021-02041-5
Pieles Oliver 10.1016/j.archoralbio.2020.104951 
Pieles Oliver 10.1016/j.diff.2020.05.003 
Pieles Oliver 10.1186/s13287-021-02313-w 
Ratermann Anna 10.1038/s41467-019-13960-2 
Ratermann Anna 10.1038/s41467-020-15012-6 
Schikora   Juliane 10.3390/antiox9090793 
Schneider Franziska 10.3390/antibiotics11020173 
Schnobrich Luisa 10.3390/cancers13133193 
Schrankl Julia 10.1007/s00424-021-02604-4 
Schrankl Julia 10.1016/j.kint.2020.04.040 
Schrankl Julia 10.1016/j.kint.2021.02.035
Schrankl Julia 10.1113/JP282615 
Schrankl Julia 10.1152/ajprenal.00305.2018 
Schrankl Julia 10.1152/ajprenal.00414.2021
Schrankl Julia 10.1152/ajprenal.00550.2020 
Schrankl Julia 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.117.10357 
Seegerer   Julia 10.1002/ijc.32742 
Seitz Stefanie 10.1002/glia.23485 
Seitz Tatjana 10.1016/j.prp.2019.152752 
Seitz Stefanie 10.1158/2326-6066.CIR-20-0327 
Seitz Tatjana 10.3390/cancers13030511 
Seitz Tatjana 10.3390/cells9010248 
Stanzick   Kira Julia 10.1038/s41467-021-24491-0 
Stehle Thea 10.1007/s00395-020-0780-8 
Stehle Thea 10.1093/europace/euaa079 
Stehle Thea 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.121.319718
Straub Felix 10.1038/s41467-020-17212-6 
Strunz Franziska 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2020.119802 
Strunz Franziska 10.1016/j.biomaterials.2020.120617 
Strunz Franziska 10.1371/journal.pone.0216320 
Tischler Ulrike 10.1080/15384101.2016.1186316 
Tydykov Leonid 10.1007/s15010-021-01598-6 
Tydykov Leonid 10.1007/s15010-021-01703-9 
Voigt Christoph 10.3390/vaccines9060642 
Walter Bernadette 10.1371/journal.ppat.1008537 
Weichselbaum Andrea 10.1080/15548627.2019.1596483 
Weichselbaum Andrea 10.1371/journal.pbio.3000722 
Weidner Lorraine 10.1186/s12920-020-00760-7 
Weidner Lorraine 10.1186/s13550-021-00865-9
Wessely Anja 10.1007/s00432-020-03450-0 
Wessely Anja 10.1016/j.ejca.2020.10.021 
Wessely Anja 10.1096/fj.201900925R 
Wessely Anja 10.3390/cancers12061613 
Wessely Anja 10.3390/cancers13133359 
Wessely Anja 10.3390/cancers14030518
Wessely Anja 10.3390/jcm9051438 
Wunderlich Lucia 10.1007/s00216-020-03084-8 

Impressions from the degree programme

Photos and videos around studying

(Excursions, congresses, Molecular Medicine Days and the self-made study programme film)

Examination regulations, module catalogue and course catalogue

Contact us

For organisational questions regarding application, course registration or dates, please contact:

Christina Kolbeck

phone +49 941 944-18814
Office at the University Hospital:
Building ZMK / room 4.110

Examination Committee

The Examination Committee is responsible for the organisation, implementation and decisions in examination matters:

Prof. Dr. Peter Hau, NeuroOncology (Chair)
Prof. Dr. Barbara Schmidt, Virology (Deputy Chair)
Prof. Dr. Gunter Meister, Biochemistry
Prof. Dr. Richard Warth, Medical Cell Biology

Master's programme in Molecular Medicine



Christina Kolbeck, MA
phone +49 941 944-18814