Molecular Medicine (M.Sc.)
Name of program: Molecular Medicine
Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Length of program: 3 semesters
Program start: winter semester only
Application deadline: May 30th
Prerequisites: B.Sc. in Molecular Medicine or a related field
Admissions: limited spaces available (apply directly through faculty)
Language requirements: English (certification mandatory)
The eighteen-month Masters program in Molecular Medicine expands upon the scientific and medical knowledge basis acquired in Bachelor programs and explores in depth the molecular aspects of medicine. Its goal is to train students thoroughly in an area of application of molecular medicine. It should enable students to engage in independent and creative research at the crossroads of medicine and basic science.
During the first year, students attend the course ?Molecular-pathological aspects of organ systems?, which is designed to heighten their understanding of the interaction between clinical and molecular science. In other obligatory module courses particular aspects of molecular immunology, bacteriology, human genetics and oncology are treated. The final six months are to be devoted to work on a master?s thesis.
A graduate of the Master?s program in Molecular Medicine should have solid knowledge of the methods of scientific research as well as be able to apply a wide spectrum of molecular-medical methods to provide concrete solutions to scientific problems.
Our graduates secure positions in all areas of medical research, laboratory diagnostics, and medical biotechnology, in both the academic and the commercial sectors. Places of employment include: clinics (molecular and biochemical diagnostics, clinical research, etc.); government agencies (criminal investigation offices, public health departments, commercial regulatory authorities, environmental protection agencies, medical associations); places of academic research (universities, Max Planck Institutes and other large research institutions); industrial settings (biomedical technology, production and quality control, basic research and development, publishing, marketing, administration); private laboratories (molecular diagnostics and analysis, environmental protection); and other institutions (ministries, research advancement organizations, technology transfer facilities).