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The Masters programme "Microbiology and Biochemistry is held in the English language and comprises the four subject areas "General and Applied Microbiology, "Molecular Genetics and Microbial Cell Biology", "Biochemistry and Molecular Structure Biology as well as "Cell Biology and Biochemistry of Plant-Microbe-Interactions. The lectures with introductory internships and consecutive individual research projects convey special knowledge of microbiology as well as on current issues in molecular biology and biochemistry. These are researched with the help of the most modern procedures and using a variety of bacterial, fungal and plant model organisms.
The research-oriented Masters programme "Microbiology and Biochemistry is four semesters long and typically follows a Bachelors programme in Biology/Biosciences. 120 ECTS points are earned during the modularized programme. Fundamental knowledge of the subject and its methods are first conveyed in subject, profile and in-depth modules. Competence modules additionally convey further occupational qualifying key competencies. In the fourth semester, the six-week Masters thesis is written in which the students are required to work independently and scientifically. The students are responsible for their individual work on a scientific topic usually embedded in third-party funded projects. The programme is conducted in an active, research environment with high international standing.
The Masters examination leads to a degree qualifying graduates for occupational and research opportunities. It especially qualifies students for a PhD programme and later on for occupational opportunities in the field of biosciences.
Excellent knowledge of English (certified); knowledge of German language is required.
Applicants must provide proof of their German and English skills.
Applicants who are not native German speakers or who do not have a German degree should provide proof of proficiency in German which may be
a) DSH I
b) TestDaF level TDN-3
Applicants who are not native English speakers or who do not have an English degree should provide proof of proficiency in English, which may be
a) Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English,
b) "International English Language Testing System" (IELTS), at least Band 6,
c) paper- based "Test of English as a Foreign Language" (TOEFL), at least 550 points
d) computer-based "Test of English as a Foreign Language" (TOEFL), at least 220 points
e) new internet-based TOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language, at least 83 points
f) UNIcert Level III
g) certificate of C1-level according to CEF (Common European Framework)Bachelor's degree (appropriate) or equivalent
You are normally required to take an English Proficiency Test.
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