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Molekularbiologie zellulärer Systeme / Molecular Biology of Cellular Systems (Master of Science)

Program: Molekularbiologie zellulärer Systeme / Molecular Biology of Cellular Systems
Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Program length: 2 years / 4 semesters (120 ECTS points)
Start: winter and summer semester

The Molecular and Cellular Biology master's program educates you in the molecular and cellular sub-fields of biology, both technically and methodologically. In the first year, you are taught fundamental knowledge with a discipline-specific and professionally qualifying character. The second year serves to deepen the specialized knowledge that has been acquired, and to incorporate it into the subject matter of the six-month master's thesis.
The program is research-oriented. Training is accordingly provided in an active research environment in Marburg, which is characterized by international collaborations, special research areas and research associations, graduate colleges, and a close cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for terrestrial microbiology.

Major topics

Molecular issues from: Developmental Biology, Genetics, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Infection Biology, Mycology, Plant Physiology, Animal Physiology, Synthetic Biology, Animal Physiology, Cellular Biology


With successful completion of the "Molekularbiologie zellulärer Systeme / Molecular Biology of Cellular Systems" master's program, you can demonstrate that you are able to process challenging and extensive issues in current research contexts from molecular and cellular biology. Successful graduates are thereby qualified for professional fields related to biology in biological and medical research (hospitals, industry, university) and for work in administrative offices or other public institutions. With corresponding alignment, moving toward independent work is also possible. Successful completion of the master's program qualifies students for a doctorate.

  • Admission requirements

    Required university degreeSubject-relevant bachelor's program in a scientific field or comparable domestic or foreign university program.

    Those who can certify at least 60 credit points (CP) in subjects that are reflected in the range of subjects of the biological core modules and the subject and supplementary modules of the Biology bachelor's program of the Philipp University of Marburg can be granted admission.
    Certifications of program-specific knowledge and skills to be submitted prior to admissionGerman skills:
    DSH 2

    Other language skills:
    Certification of skills in the English language according to the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the Council of Europe," Language level B2
    Admission ModeRestricted admission (NC)
  • Who can answer questions?

    Technical questions about your application


    Content-related questions about the program

    Dr. Bettina Maier
    Karl-von-Frisch-Str. 8, Room 1089,
    35043 Marburg
    Tel.: +49 6421/28 22075

    Office hours: Mon & Wed, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM (Central European Time), Additionally in the pre-lecture period: Fri 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM (Central European Time)

    Formal questions about your application

    In case of formal questions about the application, please contact Master's Coordination with your application number (if available) at .

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