Microbiology and Biochemistry, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • English, German
    Language
University rank #95 (ARWU) ,
The research oriented MSc program Microbiology and Biochemistry at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is four semesters long and typically follows a Bachelor’s programme in Biology/Biosciences.

About

The Master’s programme "Microbiology and Biochemistry“ at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen 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.

There is a special emphasis on

  • General and applied microbiology
  • Genetics and eukaryotic microbiology
  • Cell and molecular biology of plant-microbe-interactions
  • Structural Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry and Biophysics
  • Enzyme catalysis and biological chemistry

Programme Structure

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in German
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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 (Grade B):

    193

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    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    85

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Academic Requirements

Language requirements

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

Admission Qualification

  • Bachelor degree in a related field of study (6 semester)
  • Proof of proficiency in English at least of C1 level (e.g. UniCert III, IELTS Band 6)
  • Proof of proficiency in German at least of B2 level (or B1 level with additional obligatory German courses while working on your degree)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 500 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Göttingen

  • 730 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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