Students of the research-oriented master's degree in microbiology complete compulsory training in the areas of: general and applied microbiology, medical and pharmaceutical microbiology, virology and agricultural and food microbiology.

The course is characterized by a high proportion of practical work and independent project work. All microbiological systems are treated from a biochemical, systematic, physiological, molecular biological and genetic point of view. The key qualifications taught also include the independent conception and implementation of scientific studies as well as the documentation and presentation of scientific results in spoken and written (also in English). The course enables microbiological and molecular genetic work in all professional fields of classical, molecular and applied microbiology.

Entry Requirement

  • Examination regulations (legally binding information)
  • University degree (domestic or foreign) in a relevant subject
  • German language skills (language level GeR C1)
  • English skills (language level GeR B2)
  • Specific modules: Knowledge of microbiology at the level of the Bachelor's degree in Biology (5 ECTS) or an equivalent certificate

Career Prospects

Basic microbiological research (e.g. Max Planck and Helmholtz Institutes, large research institutions), science (e.g. research at universities and other research institutions); Development, production and marketing in the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology companies, food industry, chemical industry, quality assurance (e.g. pharmaceutical and food industry), microbiological diagnostics (e.g. examination laboratories in hospitals), teaching and training (e.g. at universities, research institutions, training of technical assistants) , Public administration (health authorities), business and professional associations

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