Molecular Biotechnology (M. Sc.)

Department Applied Biosciences and Process Engineering

Course content and objectives

Modern molecular biotechnological and genetic engineering procedures are nowadays of high relevance to many realms of research and industrial processes such as biological and medical research, recombinant production of drugs, desired metabolites and optimized technical enzymes, the establishment of cellular detection systems, strategies of environmental management as well as food production. Its importance will definitely even increase in the future.
This three-semester English study program was developed to enable national and international students with backgrounds in biotechnology, pharmaceutical engineering, biomedical engineering, biology, food technology and related fields of study to deepen their knowledge in this field. This applied program includes subjects like advanced genetic engineering and cell culture, OMICS technologies, next generation sequencing, databases and bioinformatics, recombinant protein production and much more. Successful graduates will have best chances to reach high positions in corresponding companies and research institutes.

Requirements

  • University Degree

    An academic degree in biotechnology, pharmaceutical engineering, biomedical engineering, biology, food technology or related fields of study of at least 6 semesters (180 credits) is required.

  • Language Skills

    English language proficiency (TOEFL iBT min. 90 or equivalent). An evidenced graduation from an English-medium college or university is also accepted.

  • Aptitude Test Procedure

    1. final grade first academic degree:

    • Overall grades up to 3.0 (German grading scale) go into the selection process
    • Overall grades lower than 3.0 (German grading scale) cannot be admitted


    2. other criteria:

    • letter of motivation
    • CV
    • in some cases aptitude interview



Career Opportunities

The increasing impact of modern molecular biotechnological and genetic engineering procedures in industrial processes such as biological and medical research, recombinant production of drugs, desired metabolites and optimized technical enzymes, the establishment of cellular detection systems, strategies of environmental management as well as food production enables successful graduates best chances to reach high positions in corresponding companies and research institutes.
A comprehensive pool of research equipment and close links to international partners f.e. in the pharmaceutical industry, at universities and research institutes offer great opportunities for development, both professionally and scientifically.