The aim of the master’s degree in human biology is to provide vocational and doctoral training in the field of biomedicine. Scientific competencies and skills that have been acquired within the framework of a biomedical or bioscientific bachelor's degree should be deepened and expanded. This is done through training that ranges from aspects of basic research to clinical research, which is conveyed in theoretical and practical, laboratory-oriented modules.

By choosing a major, further knowledge in the areas of infection biology, tumor biology or cell biology is acquired.

Active participation in research working groups should enable the students to recognize and structure scientific problems and to look for suitable solutions.


The content of the master’s course is deepened and expanded on three major subjects:

  • the focus on infection biology
  • the focus on tumor biology
  • and the focus on cell biology.


The master's degree in human biology qualifies you for the following areas of activity, among others:

  • Basic scientific research in biological and biomedical disciplines at university institutes, Max Planck institutes, large federal research institutions
  • Research and development in facilities in the pharmaceutical industry or biotech companies
  • Clinical research in the laboratories of the university clinics
  • Other activities in clinical facilities, such as clinical chemistry, human genetics, cell culture laboratories or in areas of bioinformatics
  • Activities for supervisory authorities (e.g. application of the Genetic Engineering Act, environmental protection)
  • Forensic tasks
  • Activity for funding institutions (such as DFG or BMBF).

Scientifically oriented jobs usually require a master’s degree.



Proof of completion of a relevant bachelor's degree in the field of human biology, biomedicine or proof of a comparable domestic or foreign professional university degree with a final grade of at least 2.5 (9.5 grade points)

Knowledge of English , level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

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