Biomolecular Engineering (M.Sc.)


Biomolecular Engineering (Master of Science)

Molekulare Biotechnologie (M.Sc.)


General Information

Degree: Master of Science
Duration: 4 Semesters
Language: German (some lectures in English)
Internship: programme-internal internship (see semester course schedule)
Requirements for Admission: Requirements for admission to the Master’s Degree programme (and thereby university enrollment) consist of a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomolecular Engineering or an equivalent degree with a major focus in the field of chemistry, biotechnology and molecular biology. Admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. Specific degree entrance requirements may be found here and in the competences description. For further questions please contact the departmental student advisory service.
Please also note the general information on Master’s Degree programmes, including information for students with degrees from universities abroad: International Admission.
Admission Procedure: Aptitude Assessment Procedure; further information.
Part-time Studies: No
Programme Start: winter semester/summer semester
Application Deadline: International applicants find their application deadline here.
Application: Online application
Special Features: Students may take selected courses at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, which has a joint partnership in the Molecular Biotechnology Master’s programme. Further information may be found here.

Brief Description

The degree programme Master of Science in Biomolecular Engineering or Molecular Biotechnology offers students the opportunity to target current issues of their own choosing in molecular biosciences and biochemistry.

The Biomolecular Engineering programme conveys theoretical knowledge about chemical and biological processes at the molecular level and creates a technological platform for a targeted structuring of biologically active molecules and production/synthesis processes. This allows students to gain insight into how biological macro-molecules function and into how innovative products and processes are developed, leading from custom-made enzymes to biomolecular-based analytical methods and drugs.

Semester Course Schedule (print version)
Semester Course Schedule (print version)

The Biomolecular Engineering Master of Science degree programme consists of chemical, molecular biological and biotechnological components and consists of the following areas:

  • Elective Subject Module Biology (15 CP);
  • Elective Subject Module Chemistry (15 CP);
  • Elective Subject Module Biology and Chemistry (15 CP);
  • Curricular Focus (12 CP);
  • Specialisation (Biological Focus; Chemical Focus; Biological and Chemical Focus) (18 CP);
  • Research Laboratory (15 CP).

In the last six months of the programme, the student completes the Master’s thesis (30 CPs). Especially in the core areas there is a wide range of different modules students can choose from and decide where to put their focus of studies.

More information:

Module Handbook

Course Catalogue

Department of Chemistry


Advice for Prospective M.Sc. Students

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