Study Biology in Germany

Study Biology in Germany

Studying Biology

Biology is the classical natural science that studies life or, more specifically, all forms of living organisms. The foundations of modern biology are cell theory, evolution, genetics, homeostasis and energy. Branches of biology are practiced in science laboratories by Master degree graduates in biology.

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Studying in Germany

Universities in Germany are famous for excellent education, not only in engineering. German degrees are recognized all around the world and have a strong international focus. Various scholarships and special support for international students are available.

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66 Biology Master's degrees in Germany

M.Sc. Biostatistik

Innovationen in Technologie und experimenteller Forschung in den modernen Lebenswissenschaften, insbesondere in molekularer Biologie und Medizin, generieren mit komplexen und hochdimensionalen Datenstrukturen neue Herausforderungen für die stochastische Modellierung und statistische Analyse.

Fakultät für Mathematik, Informatik und Statistik
M.A. Gerontology

The Master of Gerontology qualifies for senior positions in research-based gerontological practice and for research in the field of gerontology as such.

Institute of Gerontology
M.Sc. Computational Life Science

The MSc in Computational Life Science covers computational, theoretical and mathematical approaches in the life sciences. Graduates of the program are prepared for a career in biotechnology, biomedicine and research.

M.Sc. Bio- and Pharmaceutical Analysis

Becoming an expert in analytical life science. This two-semester Master's course provides a research-oriented scientific degree that particulary qualifies the student for a career in the chemical or pharmaceutical industry, at a chemical research institute or authority.

School of Chemistry, Biology & Pharmacy
M.Sc. Life Science Informatics

The international Master Programme in Life Science Informatics started in the fall of 2002 at the Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology (B-IT). Life Science Informatics is offered jointly by the University of Bonn and RWTH Aachen in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institutes at Sankt Augustin near Bonn.

Masters Programmes in English
M.Sc. Molekulare Biowissenschaften

Der M.Sc. Molekulare Biowissenschaften dient dem Erwerb einer vertiefenden Ausbildung über die molekularen Fragestellungen in der Genetik, der Biochemie, der Entwicklungsbiologie, der Physiologie sowie der Zellbiologie mit einer intensiven Ausbildung in unterschiedlichen methodischen und konzeptionellen Bereichen.

Master programs in German and English
M.Sc. Bioinformatik

An der Nahtstelle zwischen Experiment und Theorie ist die Bioinformatik ein Wissenschaftszweig der Informatik, in dem Methoden aus verschiedenen Bereichen der Informatik für biowissenschaftliche Fragestellungen eingesetzt und weiter entwickelt werden

Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät III - Agrar-, Geowissenschaften, Mathematik und Informatik
M.Sc. Translational Medical Research

Translational Medical Research concentrates on the interface between experimental basic science and clinical medicine. The aim is thus to ‚translate’ knowledge, mechanisms and techniques discovered by basic scientific research into new approaches for diagnosis and treatment of diseases. Translation in the reverse direction is also highly pertinent, namely the translation of clinical observations into new research questions. This can colloquially be described as ‘triple B’ (from bench to bedside and back again).

Medizinische Fakultät Mannheim
M.Sc. Bioinformatik (Konsekutiver Masterstudiengang)

Der Master-Studiengang Bioinformatik ist eine direkte Antwort auf einen sich im Gang befindlichen Paradigmenwechsel in der Medizin und den Biowissenschaften. Die weitere Forschung in diesen Gebieten wird immer mehr auf der Auswertung von biologischen Massendaten beruhen; dabei ist der Einsatz von Rechnern, verbunden mit akkuraten statistischen Modellen und effizienten Algorithmen, unumgänglich.

Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik
M.Sc. Biology

The English-taught Master’s programme in Biology at Ulm University provides a high-quality education in Biology combined with in-depth knowledge in one medical and one none-medical minor subject.

Masters Programmes in English
M.Sc. Biochemistry

The international Master's program Biochemistry at Freie Universität Berlin is offered to students from Germany and abroad and is entirely held in English. Capitalizing on the city’s unique research landscape consisting of several universities and of research institutes from the Max-Planck, Helmholtz and Leibniz Societies, we offer a vigorous biochemical training in all modern areas of biochemistry.

Fachbereich Biologie, Chemie, Pharmazie
M.Sc. Biochemistry

The 2-year Master program in Biochemistry offers a research-oriented education in the two specializations "Molecular Life Sciences" and "Molecular Oncology". Selected top students will be offered a "fast-track" option to start a PhD thesis at the Graduate School of Life Sciences (University of Würzburg) after 3 semesters of MSc studies.

M.Sc. Bioinformatics

Bioinformatics is a newly emerging interdisciplinary research area in which Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and Genetics as well as Theoretical and Applied Computer Science merge into a new discipline. Th Msc in Bioinformatics programme is offered by the Technical University of Munich.

Engineering and Technology
M.Sc. Biologie

Die Biologie bildet die Grundlage der „Life Sciences“. Sie befasst sich mit den komplexen Phänomenen des Lebens und erforscht dazu die grundlegenden Wechselwirkungen zwischen Molekülen, Zellen, Organismen, Populationen und Lebensgemeinschaften.

Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I - Biowissenschaften
M.Sc. Biophysics

Biophysics is a very exciting and rapidly expanding research field exploring new areas between physics and biology. The complexity of life is investigated at every level and analysed with physical methods. Physics helps understanding the mechanisms underlying the most basics biological systems and interactions.

Masters Programmes in English
M.Sc. Graduate School of Neural & Behavioural Sciences (International Max Planck Research School)

Our Neural & Behavioural Sciences program offers a unique curriculum and exciting research opportunities for graduate students who wish to pursue careers in science and academia. The interdisciplinary curriculum focuses on the role of higher brain functions in health and disease and will give students a broad expertise that is not easily achievable in any individual department.

Graduate Training Centre of Neuroscience
M.Sc. Bioinformatik

The sequencing of the human genome has been one of the most significant scientific advances of the last few decades and could not have been achieved without bioinformatics. Bioinformatics now plays a key role not only in genetics but in many other fields, such as AIDS research and cancer therapy. Saarland University is one of the leading centres of bioinformatics in Germany.

Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology
M.Sc. Human and Molecular Biology

Die Universität des Saarlandes bietet bundesweit eine der wenigen Möglichkeiten für ein Masterstudium im Grenzbereich von Medizin und Biowissenschaften. Im Gegensatz zu klassischen Biologiestudiengängen konzentriert sich der Masterstudiengang "Human- und Molekularbiologie" auf molekulare und pathophysiologische Aspekte diverser Erkrankungen beim Menschen.

Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology
M.Sc. Biologie (M.Ed.)

This degree programme is unique, because it offers the opportunity to both research complex biological questions and to gain an understanding of fundamental didactic methods crucial for future work in a teaching position.

Fakultät für Biologie und Biotechnologie
M.Ed. Biology

Biology is the science of living nature. Biology describes and explores the manifestations of living systems, organisms, their expressions of life, and their relationships with one another and with their environment.

M.Sc. Biophysik

Biophysik ist ein Wissenschaftsgebiet an den Schnittstellen zwischen Physik, Chemie und Biologie. Sie verbindet Elemente aller drei Wissenschaften und befasst sich mit der Struktur, den Eigenschaften, der Funktion und der Dynamik belebter Materie. Ihr Ziel ist die Aufklärung fundamentaler Prozesse der Grundlage des Lebens; sie benutzt physikalische Denkansätze und kombiniert sie mit Konzepten und Arbeitsweisen aus Chemie und Biologie.

Master programs in German and English
M.Sc. Biochemistry

This degree programme is unique, because choosing their own research focus, biochemists carry out up-to-date research projects and are thus getting ready for their future activities in life-science research and professional life.

M.Sc. Bioinformatik

Der forschungsorientierte Masterstudiengang Bioinformatik bietet Hochschulabsoventen aus den Lebenswissenschaften oder der Informatik die Möglichkeit, fachübergreifend eine forschungsorientierte Masterausbildung anzustreben.

Fakultät für Mathematik, Informatik und Naturwissenschaften
M.Sc. Graduate School of Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience

Our Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience program offers a unique curriculum and exciting research opportunities for graduate students who wish to pursue careers in neuroscience either in the pharmaceutical industry or in academia. The integrated curriculum offered in this program will give students a broad expertise that is not easily achievable in any individual department.

Graduate Training Centre of Neuroscience
M.Sc. Biological Oceanography

The Master of science (M.Sc.) programme “Biological Oceanography” provides knowledge and skills in a number of disciplines that address various areas of the global ocean as a complex system

Masters Programmes in English
M.Sc. Molecular Cell Biology and Neurobiology

The Master of Science in Molecular Cell Biology and Neurobiology program (Master CellNeuro) provides comprehensive, research-oriented training that employs cutting-edge technologies to address cell-biological and neurobiological questions and their analysis at the molecular level.

M.Sc. Biochemistry

The Master programm in Biochemistry at the LMU München requires a bachelor of science degree in either chemistry and biochemistry, biochemistry, biology or related fields. Students in the master's program acquire advanced specialized knowledge in their field which enables them to conduct independent research in biochemistry and related applications and embark on multidisciplinary careers.

Fakultät für Chemie und Pharmazie
M.Sc. International Master´s Program Molecular Medicine

The master's program in molecular medicine, affiliated with the Charité hospital in Berlin, is a two year, interdisciplinary program. The goal of the program is to provide students with a solid theoretical background in the molecular pathology of disease, as well as hands on training in corresponding techniques practiced both in the research laboratory and the clinic. Furthermore, the program seeks to educate students to recognize basic scientific questions in clinical findings, as well as translate laboratory discoveries into medical treatments. Upon successful completion, students should be able to formulate questions from a clinical perspective, and then suggest, as well as carry out, research strategies to develop answers. Graduates of the program are well prepared to enter highly selective medical schools or Ph.D. programs throughout the world. They also have the option to work in industry or government agencies.

Fachbereich Biologie, Chemie, Pharmazie
M.Sc. Medizinische Biologie

Der konsekutive, naturwissenschaftlich interdisziplinäre Master-Studiengang Medizinische Biologie richtet sich an Absolventen des Bachelor-Studiengangs Medizinische Biologie und an Absolventen ähnlicher Bachelorprogramme.

Fachbereich Biologie und Geographie
M.Sc. Biologie

This degree programme is unique, because it offers the opportunity to gain an insight into and research complex issues. Students are given the opportunity to focus on specific issues and to familiarise themselves with state-of-the-art experiment methods.

Fakultät für Biologie und Biotechnologie
M.Sc. Medical Life Sciences

Medical Life Sciences acts as an interface between biosciences and medical training. Molecular research on clinical problems will be looked at from a variety of angles.

Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology
M.Sc. Bioinformatik

Die Bioinformatik ist ein neues Studienfach und Forschungsgebiet, das die modernen Informationswissenschaften (Informatik, Mathematik, Statistik) und die Lebenswissenschaften (Biologie, Chemie, Pharmazie, Bio- und Lebensmitteltechnologie, Medizin) verbindet.

Fakultät für Mathematik, Informatik und Statistik
M.Sc. Bioinformatics

The Master program is the second part of the consecutive Bachelor/Master study in Bioinformatics. It is based on a Bachelor program in Bioinformatics and covers advanced topics from a research and application oriented perspective.

Master programs in German and English
M.Sc. Bioeconomy

The Master’s program in Bioeconomy is an interdisciplinary program jointly offered by Hohenheim’s three faculties. It offers a comprehensive education for professionals who aim to work in those sectors of the economy that use biological resources and bio-technological processes to produce bio-based goods and services.

M.Sc. Biologie

Die Forschung der Biologie an der RWTH wird sich in den nächsten Jahren auf zwei Schwerpunkte konzentrieren: "Sicherung und Transformation von Biomasse" und "Neurobiologie und Bionik". Bei der Sicherung von Biomasse wird es darauf ankommen, den Ertrag von Pflanzen zu garantieren und weiter zu steigern.

Fakultät für Mathematik -Informatik - Naturwissenschaften
M.Sc. Biophysics

Die Untersuchung biologischer Prozesse erfordert zunehmend den Einsatz physikalischen Wissens und physikalischer Methoden. Erst der Einsatz physikalischer Ansätze und Strategien ermöglicht einen umfassenden Einblick in komplexe biologische Vorgänge. Mit dem Masterstudiengang "Biophysik" übernimmt die Universität des Saarlandes eine Vorreiterrolle bei der Ausbildung von qualifizierten Wissenschaftlern an der Grenze zwischen Lebenswissenschaften und Physik.

Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology
M.Sc. Organismic Biology, Evolutionary Biology and Palaeobiology (OEP Biology)

The MS in Organismic Biology, Evolutionary Biology and Palaeobiology (OEP Biology) offered by University of Bonn is a research-oriented, international study programme taught in English, which aims at providing students with a broad understanding of all aspects of Organismic Biology. Evolutionary biology and biodiversity research connect various disciplines such as Systematics, Phylogeny, Palaeobiology, Physiology, Ecology, Molecular Biology, Ethology and many more.

Masters Programmes in English
M.Sc. Biologie

Der Masterstudiengang ist vom Profil her 'forschungsorientiert' angelegt. Es wird ein an aktuellen Fragestellungen aus Forschung und Praxis orientiertes Wissen und Können auf der Basis vertiefter Grundlagenkenntnisse vermittelt, das zur Berufsausübung in allen Arbeitsfeldern der Planung im baulich- räumlichen oder strategisch- konzeptionellen Kontext, zur Erlangung der sog. "Kammerfähigkeit" und zu eigener wissenschaftlicher Forschung befähigt.

Mathematik, Naturwissenschaften
M.Sc. Mathematics in Bioscience

This program from TU Munich (http://www.tum.de) is a full-time master’s program (http://www.ma.tum.de/Studium/MScBioEn) with a standard of 4 semesters, teaches the mathematical, statistical and computational methodology underlying quantitative procedures used in life sciences, can be completed in English or German.  For details on application and aptitude test: http://www.ma.tum.de/Studium/EfV_MScEn

Sciences
M.Sc. Biogeowissenschaften

Die Absolventen bringen neben den fachspezifischen wissenschaftlichen Fähigkeiten die kommunikativen Fertigkeiten der Wissenschaftsdarstellung in der Öffentlichkeit mit und können durch die Möglichkeit eines Auslandssemesters auch die heute geforderten internationalen Qualifikationen erwerben.

Chemisch-Geowissenschaftliche Fakultät
M.Sc. PBioC - Physical Biology of Cells and Cell Interactions / CBP - Master Cell Biology and Physiology

The two-year Master's Programme Physical Biology of Cells and Cell Interactions is research-oriented and educates students in modern concepts and methods of cell biology and physical biology. Scientific questions in the fields of cell biology and physical biology will be combined with developmental biology, cellular structure biology, bioinformatics, biochemistry, immunology, neuro-and plant physiology.

Master programs in German and English
M.Ed. Biologie

Das Studienfach Biologie ist Teil eines lehramtsbezogenen Bachelor-Studiengangs (180 LP), auf dem viersemestrige Master-Studiengänge für das Lehramt an Gymnasium (120 LP) und zweisemestrige Master-Studiengänge für das Lehramt an Realschule (60 LP) aufbauen.

Fachbereich VI
M.Sc. Biochemistry

The 2-year degree in English will provide you with knowledge of the very latest developments in biochemical, molecular and cellular biology as well as with cutting edge laboratory and bioinformatics skills.

IFIB - Interfaculty Institute of Biochemistry, Tübingen
M.Sc. Marine Biology

Marine Biology belongs to the most attractive and fascinating disciplines within the natural sciences. It is also one of the most diverse disciplines from the University of Bremen. More than 70% of the Earth's surface are covered by oceans, and they play a crucial role especially for our climate. 

Fachbereich Biologie/Chemie
M.Sc. Biology

Modern biosciences have become an important driving force for innovation. The Master’s degree program “Biology” at the University of Hohenheim prepares students for a job or a doctoral work in biology.

Faculty of Natural Sciences
M.Sc. Molekulare Biologie (M. Sc.)

Ziel der Ausbildung ist, die Studierenden für die eigenständige Planung und Durch-führung von Experimenten zu qualifizieren. Die Studierenden sollen lernen, die Eignung verschiedener Methoden für eine gegebene Fragestellung abzuschätzen, sich in neue Themengebiete eigenständig einzuarbeiten, vorhandenes Wissen anzuwenden und zu übertragen sowie wissenschaftliche Projekte selbstständig zu planen und durchzuführen.

Recklinghausen
M.Sc. Human- und Molekularbiologie

Saarland University is one of the few universities in Germany offering a Master's programme at the interface of medicine and the biosciences. In contrast to traditional degree programmes in biology, the M.Sc. programme in Human and Molecular Biology focuses on molecular and pathophysiological aspects of a wide variety of human diseases.

Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology
M.Sc. Bioinformatik

Bioinformatiker sind Spezialisten an der Schnittstelle zwischen Informationstechnologie und Biowissenschaften. Die Bioinformatik stellt heute Werkzeuge für faktisch jede biologische Disziplin zur Verfügung, insbesondere aber für die Molekularbiologie, und ist integraler Bestandteil der modernen biologischen und medizinischen Forschung.

Fakultät für Mathematik und Informatik
M.Sc. Bioinformatics

The sequencing of the human genome has been one of the most significant scientific advances of the last few decades and could not have been achieved without bioinformatics. Bioinformatics now plays a key role not only in genetics but in many other fields, such as AIDS research and cancer therapy.

M.Sc. Biologie

Im Masterstudiengang Biologie der Universität Hamburg wird eine breite Ausbidung in aktuellen Themengebieten der Biologie angeboten.

Fakultät für Mathematik, Informatik und Naturwissenschaften
M.Sc. Biochemie

Ziel des Biochemiestudiums ist es, den Studierenden die für eine erfolgreiche wissenschaftliche und berufliche Entwicklung erforderlichen Fachkenntnisse und Fertigkeiten sowie die notwendige Mobilität zu vermitteln und sie auf ihre Verantwortung in Beruf und Gesellschaft vorzubereiten.

Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät I - Biowissenschaften
M.Sc. Infection Biology

Infections rank among the major causes of mortality and morbidity worldwide and confront society with major public health challenges. The Universität zu Lübeck and the Research Center Borstel jointly offer this master degree program to prepare students to independently work in basic and applied research on human pathogens.