M.Sc. Microbiology and Biochemistry

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen | Göttingen, Germany
The Master programme "Microbiology and Biochemistry" comprises the four subjects "General and Applied Microbiology", "Eukaryotic Microbiology and Genetics", "Biochemistry and Molecular Structure Biology" as well as "Cell Biology and Biochemistry of Plant-Microbe-Interactions".

Description of Microbiology and Biochemistry

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The Master’s 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 and Molecular Biology 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.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline May
Tuition fee
  • Free (Non-EEA)
  • Free (EEA)

From the winter semester 2014/15 on, there will be no more tuition fees in Lower Saxony.

Start date October  2015
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The research-oriented Master’s programme "Microbiology and Biochemistry“ is four semesters long and typically follows a Bachelor’s 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 Master’s 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 Master’s 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.

English Language Requirements

Requirements for Microbiology and Biochemistry

Excellent knowledge of English (certified); knowledge of German language is required.

  • Admission requirements: limited admission, application to the Faculty
  • Language requirements: English and German (verification required)

Work Experience for Microbiology and Biochemistry

No work experience is required.

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Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany

Germany Founded in 1737, the University of Göttingen is a research university of high international standing. The university is renowned not only for its remarkably diverse range of subjects, but also for its research-led teaching and outstanding scientific environment, in which more than 40 Nobel laureates have lived, studied, taught and pursued their research. In 2014, the University of Göttingen won the StudyPortals Award for Outstanding International Student Satisfaction.