Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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In 2004 the University of Bonn - supported by the CEMBIO - launched an International Masters Course in Molecular Biotechnology, now Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. This ECTS credited course, taught fully in English, is aimed at graduate students (from such fields as biology, nutrition, agriculture, chemistry, food chemistry, pharmacy, medicine and dentistry) with a strong background in cell biology, microbiology, molecular biology and biochemistry.

About

In 2004 the University of Bonn - supported by the CEMBIO - launched an International Masters Course in Molecular Biotechnology, now Molecular Biology and Biotechnology. This ECTS credited course, taught fully in English, is aimed at graduate students (from such fields as biology, nutrition, agriculture, chemistry, food chemistry, pharmacy, medicine and dentistry) with a strong background in cell biology, microbiology, molecular biology and biochemistry.

Foundations are provided by lectures addressing
  • biotechnology and molecular biology,
  • bioprocess engineering,
  • bioinformatics, and
  • economics in conjunction with an integrated practical course.

In addition, seminars are offered on bioethics and current topics in biotechnology.

A major focus of the MS Molecular Biology and Biotechnology program is the development of practical laboratory skills through a combination of compulsory and optional practicals.

Compulsory courses include
  • microbial expression systems,
  • genomics and proteomics,
  • animal and plant cell culture.
Students can choose from a range of optional fields as for example
  • microbial, plant, animal and cell lines as expression systems,
  • enzyme technology,
  • analysis and systematics of biological surfaces, and
  • pharmacologically active natural substances.

From a total of six optional courses a maximum of two may be substituted by laboratory work on current research projects.

In their fourth and final semester, students are required to conduct a research-oriented thesis.

Accreditation

The program has been accredited by the German Federal Council for Accreditation.

Programme Structure

Compulsory modules:
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Skills Lab
  • Bioethics
  • Practical Course in Research Laboratories or Industry
  • Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • Economics
  • Industrial Colloquium
Elective ModulesProject Work Master Thesis:
  • Transgenic Plants and Plant Expression Systems
  • Enzyme Technology
  • Bioinformatics Lab Course
  • Embryo Biotechnology
  • Tumor Cell Biology
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Oral Surfaces
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Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score: 550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 80

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Applicants should:
  • have earned a life science or medical degree from a university recognised by the German Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs, and
  • have a sound theoretical as well as practical knowledge of biology
  • fulfill the minimum English language proficiency requirements
    • be citizens of the European Union, or from outside the EU and eligible for a student visa (funding and other requirements according to the standards, information about which is available from the German Embassy or Consulate General),

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • Free International
  • Free EU/EEA

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