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Molecular Medicine (M.Sc.)

The English-language Master's degree programme in Molecular Medicine is directed at highly motivated students from home and abroad who are interested in the subject. The prerequisite is a Bachelor's degree with a focus on either natural sciences or molecular medicine. The degree programme will provide deeper knowledge of topics relating to molecular medicine and clinical theory such as immunology, oncology, genetics, pharmacology and cell biology. In addition, there are also three laboratory internships, each lasting eight weeks. A Master's thesis will be written within six months.

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 for winter semester 2021/22
Prerequisites: B.Sc. in Molecular Medicine or a related field
Admissions: limited spaces available (apply directly through faculty)
Language requirements: English (certification mandatory)

A proof of measles protection is required for enrollment. The form must be completed by your primary care physician.

If necessary, please use the time between your application and enrollment to get vaccinated or to refresh your vaccination status. The short period of time for acceptance after admission is usually not sufficient for this.

For inquiries, please contact the Office of the Dean of Medical Studies

Program Overview
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.

Program Structure
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).