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The master’s degree in biology is strongly research-oriented with a high proportion of internships and independent work. The main research areas at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf are: biochemistry, biotechnology, developmental biology, evolution, genetics, microbiology, molecular biology, plant sciences, structural biology, synthetic biology and cell biology.


The course is admission-free and requires "proof of special suitability". It is possible to start studies in the summer and winter semesters. The application is made via an application portal . The subject checks the technical suitability on the basis of the documents submitted (aptitude test). Enrollment in the degree program is only possible after receipt of the aptitude test.

For the master’s degree, you need good English skills, a completed bachelor’s degree in biology or in a closely related subject (biochemistry, natural sciences). More information about the requirements


The master’s degree in biology leads to the advanced and professional degree Master of Science (MSc) in two years. It prepares its graduates for a doctorate or, alternatively, for a responsible position in the professional world. 

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