Molecular Medicine

University of Göttingen

M.Sc. On Campus
18 months
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The English-language Master's degree programme in Molecular Medicine at University of Göttingen is directed at highly motivated students from home and abroad who are interested in the subject. The prerequisite is a Bachelor's degree with a focus on either natural sciences or molecular medicine.


Why to study

The degree programme will provide deeper knowledge of topics relating to molecular medicine and clinical theory such as immunology, oncology, genetics, pharmacology and cell biology. In addition, there are also three laboratory internships, each lasting eight weeks. A Master's thesis will be written within six months

The eighteen-month Masters program in Molecular Medicine at University of Göttingen expands upon the scientific and medical knowledge basis acquired in Bachelor programs and explores in depth the molecular aspects of medicine. Its goal is to train students thoroughly in an area of application of molecular medicine. It should enable students to engage in independent and creative research at the crossroads of medicine and basic science.

Our graduates secure positions in all areas of medical research, laboratory diagnostics, and medical biotechnology, in both the academic and the commercial sectors. Places of employment include: clinics (molecular and biochemical diagnostics, clinical research, etc.); government agencies (criminal investigation offices, public health departments, commercial regulatory authorities, environmental protection agencies, medical associations); places of academic research (universities, Max Planck Institutes and other large research institutions); industrial settings (biomedical technology, production and quality control, basic research and development, publishing, marketing, administration); private laboratories (molecular diagnostics and analysis, environmental protection); and other institutions (ministries, research advancement organizations, technology transfer facilities). 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • During the first year, students attend the course “Molecular-pathological aspects of organ systems”, which is designed to heighten their understanding of the interaction between clinical and molecular science. In other obligatory module courses particular aspects of molecular immunology, bacteriology, human genetics and oncology are treated. The final six months are to be devoted to work on a master’s thesis.
  • A graduate of the Master’s program in Molecular Medicine should have solid knowledge of the methods of scientific research as well as be able to apply a wide spectrum of molecular-medical methods to provide concrete solutions to scientific problems.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold a Bachelor's degree, or equivalent degree in molecular medicine, biology, biochemistry or related fields (not medicine).
  • Applicants who are not native speakers of English should demonstrate adequate competence of the English language by acceptable results on an internationally recognized test (e.g. TOEFL, IELTS, APIEL, CPE). Participation in such a test is recommended but not mandatory, as language skills can also be evaluated during the personal interviews with selected candidates (see Selection and Admission). Proven higher education in English or a reasonably long stay in an English-speaking country is also acceptable.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 18 months.

Semester contribution fee: 355 euro


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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Molecular Medicine
University of Göttingen


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