Biomedicine (M.Sc.)

The most important facts at a glance:

 

Degree:

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Standard period of studies:

4 semesters

Start:

Winter semester

Admission restrictions:

Restricted

Application:

You find information on the application procedure for international students here.

Applicants with foreign certificates: Language of instruction: German
Required language certificate: DSH-2

Deadlines:

Winter semester: April 1 - May 15

Required Bachelor's degree:

Biology (B.Sc.)
Biology, Molecular (B.Sc.)

Department:

Institute for Molecular Medicine Mainz

Faculty:

Faculty 04: University Medical Center

Accreditation:

The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

Following on from an initial academic qualification for work in the professional field (see restricted admission), the Master's degree program intends to impart the specialist knowledge required for a more scientifically oriented career in the chosen subjects of biology and medicine, as well as the ability to process scientific results and communicate them appropriately in English. On the one hand, the aim of the Master's program in Biomedicine is to provide specialist knowledge in the field of biology (advanced knowledge in Biochemistry and bioinformatics), and, on the other hand, to develop competence in the theory of internal medicine/pathophysiology as well as in various fields of theoretical medicine. A strong focus will be placed on the Immunology, Neurobiology and Neuroimmunology. In addition, students will gain experience in modern clinical diagnostic methods during a demonstration practical. In this Master's program, biologists will be trained to have a better understanding of medical problems, so that they can work competently from the outset in biomedical research laboratories.

Master entrance requirements

Completion of a bachelor’s degree in the field of Biology or an equivalent degree from a higher education institution in Germany or abroad.

The applicant is expected to have sufficient active and passive knowledge of English to read specialist literature and to participate in courses taught in English; this includes the writing of papers and taking written and oral exams in English.

Another additional requirement for admission to the Master's program Biomedicine is that the applicant is still eligible to take exams in this program of study. A declaration stating the eligibility to take exams has to be submitted.

Applicants who have neither completed their university entrance qualification nor their bachelor’s degree at a German-speaking institution have to provide proof of their German language proficiency according to the ‘Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH)’.

Selection Criteria

The grade for the admissions process is calculated as follows:

  • The average grade of the examinations and coursework of the previous program of study (at least 135 credit points), weighted according to credit points minus (if applicable)  
  • 0,3 bonus points for a completed vocational training in a relevant field and
  • 0,2 bonus points for work experience of at least two years in a relevant field and
  • 0,5 bonus points for academic scholarships, awards or prizes as well as for scientific publications, presentations or poster presentations at national or international conferences.

Information

The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Student Counselling Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).