Master of Science Molecular Biomedicine

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    The degree course focuses on molecular mechanisms of cellular and disease-relevant processes. You will be prepared for the independent development of a research project and involved in the ongoing projects. The Master Molecular Biomedicine is an excellent qualification for a doctorate in the life sciences.

    Begin: Winter and summer semesters
    Standard period of study: 4 semesters
    Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
    Language of instruction: German
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    The Master course Molecular Biomedicine offers:

    • Orientation towards research with a broad range of possible specializations
    • Focus on lab experience
    • small groups and very good mentoring (internships with 2 to 12 participants max.)
    • free choice of modules
    • Integration and support of study time abroad
    • practical introduction to the methods and concepts of scientific research
    • Teaching of interdisciplinary key skills, e.g. in the areas of project leadership, communication and team work
    • thorough development of a research project during the Master thesis
  • Study plan with start of study in the winter semester
    Study plan with start of study in the winter semester
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    Study plan with start of study in the summer semester
    Study plan with start of study in the summer semester
    © Uni MS Fachbereich Biologie

    Curricular design

    During the degree course you will complete

    • 6 advanced modules (FGM, 5 credit points each); List of FGM (in German)
    • 2 research modules (FOM, 10 credit points each); List of FOM (in German)
    • a project management module (scheme)
    • the Master thesis (including the corresponding modules and final oral defence; 60 credit points, approx. 9 months; scheme)

    The six advanced modules (5 ECTS credits each) and two research modules (10 ECTS credits each) add up to 50 ECTS credits. Of the six advanced modules, "Fundamentals of Molecular Biomedicine" is a compulsory module. Of the other modules, a maximum of 40 ECTS credits in total can be completed at other universities, external research institutions or in industry.

    A total of at least 40 of 120 ECTS credits must be completed at EMU. An external master thesis & the associated modules (Methodological Foundations of Experimental Life Sciences, Organizational Foundations of Experimental Life Sciences & Current State of Research) add up to 60 ECTS credits. This means that if you want to do a master thesis outside WWU Münster, you must have completed a maximum of 20 ECTS credits in external advanced modules (5 ECTS credits each) or research modules (10 ECTS credits each) beforehand.

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    In addition to scientific skills, interdisciplinary key skills in the area of project work, team work, and leadership skills as part of the project management module will be acquired during the first and/or second study year.

    The second year is dedicated to writing the Master thesis. In the Master thesis a scientific research project is independently developed (9 months time frame) and finally defended in a public scientific presentation. The modules 'methodic and organizational basics of the experimental life sciences' (MGel and OGel) and 'Current state of research' are an integral  part of the Master thesis. These modules are completed during the Master thesis within the group that prepares the thesis.

    With a Master in Molecular biomedicine there are possible careers in a broad range of scientific functions in the areas of life science and especially in biomedical areas in the industries and economy as well as at universities and research institutions.
    The Master's degree offers you the possibility to further broaden your education in a corresponding doctorate program.

  • How to apply

    Application is submitted online via the registrar's office (website only available in German). A printed copy of the application form has to be handed in together with copies of certificates and all other documents.

    Application deadline for the winter semester
    personal interviews: to be announced

    Application deadline for the summer semester
    personal interviews: to be announced

    Admission to the degree course is granted through a selection that is made by the selection committee of the degree course. A 2,3 BSc final grade (German scale) minimum is required. A preliminary certificate with the required grade will be accepted. Alternatively the applicant could prove that he/she ranks amongst the upper 40% of his/her year.
    The selection committee will additionally arrange interveiws to talk to the applicants personally.
    Decision of admittance is based on the Bachelor's final grade, the personal interview with the applicant and the submitted documents.

    The following documents have to be submitted online at the registrar's office:

    • proof of university entrance qualification
    • Bachelor's certificate (a preliminary certificate has to be enclosed in case the final certificate is not yet available)
    • proof of previous study and examination credits (e.g. transcript of records)
    •  letters of recommendation of university professors are are no longer required as of the summer semester 2021.
    • curriculum vitae
    • proof of additional qualifications relevant to the degree course, if applicable (e.g. job references, additional degrees, relevant internships).
    • proof of sufficient knowledge of the German language (in the case that the university entrance qualification was not obtained at a German speaking institution)

    Information about application and amission is outlined here (in German).

  • Study advice

    Prospective students, students changing from a different subject or another university:
    Dr. Robert Klapper

    Study organisation/study coordination:
    Dr. Robert Klapper

    Study guidance:
    Prof. Dr. Andreas Püschel

  • Introductory Week Molecular Biomedicine

    Prior to the official events of the university, students of the master course Molecular Biomedicine are offered an exclusive and comprehensive overview of leading biomedical institutes and working groups at the research site Münster. Over the course of a week, you will be in direct and personal contact with lecturers as well as tutors from higher semesters, learning from their experience, receiving first hand information and ultimately connecting on a personal level. The aim is to give you the best possible start into your studies by explaining technical perspectives, but also clarifying “burning questions” you might have - in a pleasant and relaxed atmosphere.