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Master's Degrees in
Biology in Germany

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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.

37 Biology Master's degrees in Germany

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

Are you interested in modern analytical procedures in the field of medicine, pharmacy, environment and forensics? Would you like to secure excellent opportunities on the labor market with an international master's degree? Then apply for the International Master's Program Bio- and Pharmaceutical Analysis.

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. Molecular Biosciences

The M.Sc. in Molecular Biosciences provides in-depth knowledge of molecular aspects in genetics, biochemistry, developmental biology, physiology and cell biology via intensive training in several methodical and conceptual areas.

Master programs in German and English
M.Sc. Translational Medical Research

The Master of Science in Translational Medical Research (MSc TMR) programme systematically provides students having a medical or bioscience background with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in the frontier of translational medical research.

Medizinische Fakultät Mannheim
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. 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.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. 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. 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 Faculty for Chemistry and Pharmacy and the Faculty for Biology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich offer an advanced program of study which grants, upon successful completion, the degree of Master of Science. 

Fakultät für Chemie und Pharmazie
M.Sc. Medical Life Sciences

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

Institute of Clinical Molecular Biology
M.Sc. Biodiversity, Evolution, Ecology

The master’s degree program in Biodiversity, Evolution and Ecology is a bilingual program (German/English) that fosters advanced knowledge of the subject and methodology among students and enables them to embark on careers in research and practice in the fields of biodiversity and ecological research.

Fachbereich Biologie, Chemie, Pharmazie
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. Mathematics in Bioscience

This program from TU Munich ( is a full-time master’s program ( 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:

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.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. Bioinformatics

One of the characteristic features of the M.Sc. programme in Bioinformatics at Saarland University is its aim to encourage interdisciplinary networking by incorporating topics and ideas from contemporary research and by maintaining direct ties to laboratory research being carried out at the university and in industry.

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.