Program Requirements

The master's program in molecular medicine is designed for students who wish to study the molecular biology of disease from both a research and a clinical perspective.

We look for students who have had a considerable amount of hands-on training with modern laboratory techniques and are well acquainted with the principles of the scientific method of experimentation.

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Who should apply

The master's program in molecular medicine is designed for students who wish to study the molecular biology of disease from both a research and a clinical perspective.

We look for students who have had a considerable amount of hands-on training with modern laboratory techniques and are well acquainted with the principles of the scientific method of experimentation. For example, it is desirable to have experience with modern research techniques like PCR and gel electrophoresis.

The ideal candidate should have completed one of the following:

- Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in a related scientific discipline such as molecular medicine, biology, or biochemistry

- German "Diplom" in a related scientific discipline

- German Fachhochschule Abschluss in a related scientific discipline

Related scientific disciplines can also include bioinformatics, biotechnology, pharmacy, chemistry, genetics, and a number of other different subject areas. 

Often students are not sure if their experience and educational background is suitable for our program and/or if they should even bother to apply at all. To help you answer this question we encourage you to read the suitability section of the website. 

In addition, because the program is conducted in English, non-native English speakers must demonstrate a sufficient command of the language. For more information about the English language requirements please click here.


English

The master program in molecular medicine is conducted entirely in English, therefore it is extremely important that the quality of English language ability meets a relatively high standard. Thus we usually require a language test to demonstrate their proficiency in English. To find out more about our language requirements, which tests we accept, minimum score requirements, please click here.