The Master’s degree programme prepares graduates for careers in industry, in university-external research institutes (e.g. research, development and production in the pharmaceutical and biotechnical industry or food industry), and also to undertake an individual research project as part of a doctoral programme.
Potential career areas for Master’s degree holders in technical biology include: pharmaceutical research, biotechnological research and production, chemistry, the environment and food industry, consulting and distribution in the chemical-pharmaceutical industry, scientific journalism, administrative and advisory functions in the fields of nature and environmental protection, evaluation of the consequences of technology, genetic technology, patent systems, biological safety and security, forensics, etc.
Further information about career opportunities on the German job market may be found on the following websites:
Arbeitskreis (AK) Evolutionsbiologie (Working Group on Evolutionary Biology)
Berufsvertretung Deutscher Biologen e.V. (BDBiol) (Trade Association of German Biologists)
Biotechnologie-Industrie-Organisation Deutschland e.V. (German Organisation for the Biotechnological Industry)
Verband Biologie, Biowissenschaften und Biomedizin in Deutschland e.V. (VBIO) (Association for Biology, Biosciences and Biomedicine in Germany)