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Molecular Medicine M.Sc.


Master of Science

Program structure

Only a single subject is usually studied. However, individual programs can be highly interdisciplinary. This means that the contents of the program may come from different fields of study.

Special features

Students are trained to become scientists at the intersection between biology and medicine.


The program is situated at the intersection between biology and medicine. The aim of the program is to train students to become qualified young scientists for the biomedical field, where technical developments provide many challenges. The curriculum combines theoretical knowledge from human medicine and the scientific skills from biology and other life sciences.

Professional prospects / competencies

Graduates of the master's program have excellent career opportunities in university research, industry and private laboratories. The Master of Science in Molecular Medicine does not qualify graduates to become physicians.

Internships, lab courses, practical courses

In the second and third semester of the program, students choose six modules from the list of constrained elective modules with individual research focuses. These train the students in the modern methods of biomedical research. Up to two modules can be carried out abroad during this time.

Disciplines involved

Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Biology and Preclinical Medicine

Program duration / standard period of study

The length of the program depends on the progress of an individual's studies. The standard period of study, the time in which the intended program can be finished ideally is 4 semesters. The actual time taken to complete the program may vary. It is limited by the examination deadlines set out in the examination regulations.

Program scope

120 ECTS credits

Language of instruction

German, seminars and internships partly in English

Program can be started

Only in the winter semester

What qualities do I need to have?

Interest in biomedical research

Restricted admittance

No, this program does not have restricted admission. Please note, however, that you have to take part in an eligibility test.

Legal requirements for admission

1. University degree in the subjects of Molecular Medicine, Biomedicine, Experimental Medicine or a related subject of at least 180 ECTS.
2. Grade "good" (2.5) or better
If the degree is in a related subject or the final/current average grade is between 2.6 and 3.0, please contact the examination board.

Application deadline(s)

End of the application period: 01.07.

International applicants must apply to the faculty through the regular procedure. Additional contact with the International Office is requested: Information for international applicants.

Registration dates and deadlines

Information on the dates for enrollment can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office

Language skills needed

German language level B2
English language level B1
More Information about language certificates and courses for international applicants.

Documents needed (to apply / register)

1. Letter of application
2. Curriculum vitae if possible with previous practical experience in scientific laboratories
3. School diploma ("Abiturzeugnis")
4. Bachelor's degree certificate as well as a transcript of record with the current/final grade
5. German language certificate on level B2 (DSH-2)
6. English language certificate on level B1
For more information on the application, please refer to the homepage of the study program.

For more information on how to apply, please refer to the homepage of the study program.

Enrollment (takes place after allocation of a study place):

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

Contact within the faculty

Christina Kolbeck
University Hospital Regensburg
Franz-Josef-Strauß-Allee 11
D-93053 Regensburg

Phone: +49941/944-18814
E-Mail: christina.kolbeck@ukr.de


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