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Molecular Medicine B.Sc.


Bachelor of Science

Program structure

Bachelor of Science: Only a single subject is usually studied. Individual programs may be provided with a small minor subject (module).

Special features

Students are trained to become scientists at the interface between biology and medicine. Stays abroad are desirable, especially in the 5th semester. The training does not qualify students to practice medicine.


Modern biomedical research needs young scientists who are familiar with the latest methods and techniques in biology and biochemistry and at the same time have a broad medical knowledge. The aim of the Bachelor's program in Molecular Medicine is to provide the knowledge and skills necessary to investigate the complex molecular causes of human diseases. With a better understanding of these causes, new methods can be developed to accurately diagnose and treat the diseases.

Professional prospects / competencies

Get theoretical and practical training in one of the most exciting areas of life sciences! Acquire skills in state-of-the-art techniques and theoretical knowledge in molecular and cell biology, physics, chemistry, biomathematics and statistics, biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, immunology, microbiology, human genetics, epidemiology, and pharmacology.

Career prospects for Bachelor graduates in "Molecular Medicine" include:

  • Clinics (molecular and biochemical diagnostics under supervision).
  • Industry (research and quality control in the field of life sciences and the research-based pharmaceutical industry under supervision)
  • University institutes of theoretical medicine (research activity under supervision in the fields of physiology, anatomy, biochemistry, immunology, microbiology/virology, human genetics, epidemiology)
  • Diagnostic laboratories, clinical chemistry (activities without management function)

Qualification goals of the bachelor's program are knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • basic science subjects (e.g. biomathematics/statistics, physics, chemistry, biology)
  • preclinical basic science subjects (e.g. anatomy, cell biology, biochemistry, physiology)
  • clinical basic science subjects (e.g. immunology, pharmacology, pathology, microbiology, human genetics)
  • intensive laboratory practicals and the certificate of proficiency in animal experimentation science.

Internships, lab courses, practical courses

Mandatory internships are specified in the examination regulations and the module description.

Disciplines involved

Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Physics, Faculty of Biology and Preclinical Medicine, Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy

Program duration / standard period of study

The duration of the study program depends on the individual course of study. The standard period of study, i.e. the time in which the intended study program can ideally be completed, is 6 semesters. The actual duration of study may deviate from this. It is limited by the examination deadlines, which are regulated in the examination regulations.

Program scope

180 ECTS credits

Language of instruction

German; seminars partly in English. Please note that sufficient knowledge of German (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH) with an overall result of at least DSH-2 or an equivalent language certificate is required.)

Program can be started

Only in the winter semester

What qualities do I need to have?

The study program "Molecular Medicine" offers scientifically talented and motivated high school graduates a modern, attractive and intensive education that combines strengths from medicine and basic biological research.

Restricted admittance

The study program is admission-restricted. Prospective students please apply at the Registrar's Office of the University of Regensburg (= local selection procedure).

Information for international applicants

Legal requirements for admission

  • General university entrance qualification, subject-related university entrance qualification or vocational qualification
  • limited admission, selection procedure

For more information, see the info brochure.

Application deadline(s)

Application deadlines apply. For general information on the local selection process and application deadlines, please visit the homepage of the Registrar's Office

Information for international applicants

Registration dates and deadlines

After you have been admitted to the program, you can enroll. Information about the dates for enrollment and the required documents can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office.

Language skills needed

The language of instruction as well as the language relevant for examinations is usually German. Please note that sufficient knowledge of German (Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH) with an overall result of at least DSH-2 or an equivalent language certificate) is required, as the courses are usually held in German.

Information on German language certificates for international applicants

Documents needed (to apply / register)

Information on the documents required for enrollment can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office.

Information on application documents for international applicants

Contact within the faculty

Academic Counseling

Prof. Dr. Richard Warth
Medical Cell Biology

University of Regensburg
Universitätsstr. 31
93053 Regensburg

Phone 0941 943-2894
Fax 0941 943-2896
E-mail richard.warth@vkl.uni-regensburg.de


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