Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #251 (WUR) ,
The M.Sc. programme "Biochemistry and Molecular Biology" is an intensive, research oriented training programme. It will last either 18 or 24 months, depending on whether you participate in the accelerated schedule by participating in courses all year, or in the regular schedule (following the semester structure at German universities).


You will receive an thorough education in biochemistry and molecular biology, which will expand your previous knowledge in chemistry or biology (or other related studies which you have finished with a B.Sc.). The education is organized in modules A - G which contain mandatory modules, a supplementary module of your choice, laboratory rotations, a project proposal and a Master Thesis.

"Microbial Systems (MicroSys)" is a specialization within the above mentioned programme with focus on molecular microbiology, diversity and applied microbiology. The Universities of Applied Sciences Bremen and Bremerhaven are participating in this specialization.


Our master programme is accredited by the accreditation body ACQUIN.

Programme Structure

If you have proven in the first module to be an excellent student, you can finish your education within eighteen month by working on your laboratory rotations between the terms. The education is organized in mandatory courses (first term), courses which you can select (second term), laboratory rotations (third term), and a Master Thesis (fourth term).

The mandatory course in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and microbiology will go beyond your present level of knowledge, and expand your background in chemistry or biology. Further modular courses will broaden and deepen the aspects of the courses taught in the first term. You will participate in the work of two different research groups, where you will gain knowledge about the scientific problems of the group, and the experimental techniques and approaches to tackle these problems. In the fourth term, you will work on your Master Thesis and defend it.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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

You need the following GPA score:

Required score:
Recommended score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • B.Sc. in biology, chemistry or similar fields with an overall grade of at least 2.5 according to the German grading system
  • English according to C1 level
  • a positive letter of recommendation by a professor
  • Official academic transcripts: transcripts in English or German from all colleges/universities
  • Academic diplomas: certificate of high school diploma and of further academic diplomas, if applicable (in English or German)
  • A tabular curriculum vitae
  • A letter of motivation
  • Financial statement
  • British Council IELTS (Int'l English Language Testing System) 6.5 
  • Cambridge Advanced Certificate C 
  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Internet based (iBT) 95       

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Bremen

  • 738 - 1110 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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