Biomedicine (M.Sc.)

The most important facts at a glance:



Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Standard period of studies:

4 Semester


winter semester

Admission restrictions:



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


Winter semester: April 1 - May 15

Required Bachelor's degree:

Biology (B.Sc.)
Biology, Moleculare (B.Sc.)


Institute for Molecular Medicine Mainz


Faculty 04: University Medical Center


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

First university degree: Proof of a Bachelor`s degree in Biology or equivalent final degree from a university in Germany or abroad.

Proof of periods of relevant professional training or a minimum of two years of relevant professional activity if any has been completed or performed.

Proof of excellent performance if available (special research sponsorships, distinctions and awards, publications and lectures).

It is assumed that students have sufficient active and passive knowledge of the English language to read specialist literature in English and participate in courses taught in English; this includes submitting written course work and writing examinations in the English language. Proof is not required.

Proof of proficiency in the German language to the level of the German Language Proficiency Examination for Admission to Higher Education for Foreign Applicants (DSH) is required for applicants, who either did not obtain their university entrance qualification at a German institution or whose degree was not from a degree program taught in German.


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).