Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

M.Ed. On Campus
24 months
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The Biology programme offered by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz describes and explores the manifestations of living systems, organisms, their expressions of life, and their relationships with one another and with their environment. 


The Biology programme offered by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz comprises, among others, the fields of anthropology (human biology), botany, genetics, microbiology, molecular biophysics, and zoology. Biological research contributes to the preservation of the environment and to shaping our future living conditions. From an observational and descriptive science in past decades, biology has developed more and more into an experimental discipline that uses a variety of methods and instruments, including from sister sciences such as physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Research methods in molecular biology are also applied in medicine and biotechnology.


The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anthropology
  • Human Biology
  • Botany
  • Genetics,
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biophysics
  • Zoology
  • Biological Research
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Research Methods
  • Molecular Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




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

  • Proof of a B.Ed. degree for college preparatory secondary school teaching in the same subjects from a university in Rhineland-Palatinate or an equivalent final degree from a university in Germany or abroad.
  • Applicants having a final degree that is not equivalent to but corresponds to at least 140 credit points to the required Bachelor's examination, may be admitted to the Master's degree program on the condition that the missing study and examination qualifications are obtained at the latest by the end of the first academic year.
  • Proof of proficiency in the German language to the level of the "German Language Proficiency Examination for Admission to Higher Education for Foreign Applicants

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Johannes-Gutenberg-University does not charge tuition fees. However, you will have to pay a social fee: € 270 per semester. 


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