M.Sc. On Campus

Molecular Biotechnology

Heidelberg University

24 months
3000 EUR/year
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The degree programme in Molecular Biotechnology at the University of Heidelberg offers students a modern, interdisciplinary education in which the primary areas of focus are substance research, bioinformatics, and biophysical chemistry.


Both theoretical and practical classes are offered in the core areas referred to above. Students are free to attend any of the lectures and seminars at Heidelberg University and thus develop an individual study profile. 

Learning outcomes

The focus in the course proper is, however, on practical activity in research laboratories, involving the students in scientific projects that they can also continue (or start from scratch with) at other universities or research institutions at home and abroad. Students spend much of their time in scientific laboratories conducting individual research projects. The findings produced by these projects are frequently published in high-ranking scientific journals.

The course is organised and supported by the Heidelberg Institute for Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology (IPMB), a modern, interdisciplinary centre for research on active substances. Other institutions involved in the programme include the Faculties of Chemistry and Physics and a number of other prestigious research facilities (German Cancer Research Centre, Heidelberg Centre for Molecular Biology, Heidelberg Centre for Biochemistry, etc.).

Occupational Areas

Graduates of the Molecular Biotechnology degree programme at the University of Heidelberg are ideally equipped to pursue careers in the life sciences. There are a multitude of diverse options: “MoBis” pursue careers at research institutes where the focus is on such areas as the natural sciences or medicine, or at universities, in the chemical-pharmaceutical industry, or for environmental authorities. There is also a demand for graduates in the Public Health Care and Medical Management industry as well as in scientific journalism. 

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Bioinformatics
  • Biophysical Chemistry
  • Substance Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in German


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application for enrollment (available in the service portal )
  • acceptance letter
  • the originals of school certificates relevant for admission and, where applicable, university certificates
  • 1 passport photo

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Heidelberg

922 - 1397 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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