Study programs are listed under their official names (usually in German, English in some cases) titles on the left. WS/SS indicates whether the program commences in the winter or summer semester.
Biochemistry - Master
Restriction on admission
Regular duration of study
Language of instruction
The 2-year degree in English will provide you with knowledge of the very latest developments in biochemical, molecular and cellular biology as well as with cutting edge laboratory and bioinformatics skills.
What sets this program apart is its broad approach. It offers you an in-depth look at many aspects of molecular life science without early specialization, while allowing you to dig deeper in areas of your choice. Topics range from biochemical, structural, cellular and molecular biology to neuroscience, cell signalling, plant physiology as well as cancer biology.
The course is highly modular and adaptable to your personal preferences. Few elements of the degree are fixed and there is a wealth of options. You will be given the opportunity to work in several different labs to hone your skills and develop your preferences.
The master is organized by the Interfaculty Institute of Biochemistry (IFIB) which is a tight-knit community of a dozen research groups. Like the degree, the local labs cover a broad range of research topics from structural biochemistry to model organisms. On top of the in-house expertise, several excellent research institutions working in the fields of developmental biology, biocybernetics and neuroscience are located in the immediate vicinity.
Bachelor grade, practical lab experience, entrance exam, CV
Complete online application via the university portal
Application deadline for spring is 15 Jan.
Application deadline for fall is 31 May.
A typical pass grade for admission is 2.1 to 2.5 with points from the entrance exam. You can apply without taking part in the exam relying solely on your bachelor grade. In this case the pass grade is usually below 2.0.
Since the degree is completely in English, you will need very good written and spoken English. No formal certificate is required, if you are a native speaker, if your previous degree was taught in English or if your school-leaving exam gives evidence of a sufficient level of English. If the above does not apply, we accept any of the international English language certificates (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS). We do not require proof of German language skills.
Most students go on to do a PhD in a competitive international institution after completing their Masters in Tübingen. Long-term employment perspectives are in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry as well as in research.
In der Woche vor Beginn des Wintersemesters veranstaltet die Fachschaft Biochemie eine dreitägige Einführungsveranstaltung mit Informationen zum Studium, zum Leben in Tübingen, mit gesellschaftlichen Events, einer Stadtführung, Rallye....
We admit a minimum of 7 students in spring and 18 in fall. The total number depends on the quality of applications.
In the winter term 2018/2019 about 480 students are studying at the Department of Biochemistry:
- Biochemie B.Sc.: 275
- Biochemistry M.Sc.: 114
- Promotion: 88
Biochemie, Biochemistry, biochemistry, molecular medicine, immunology, cancer, infection, microbiology, neuroscience, cell biology, molecular biology, chemistry, physics, biophysics, bioinformatics