Molecular Biotechnology

Goethe University Frankfurt

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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The Molecular Biotechnology offered by Goethe University Frankfurt is a research-based study programme focused on White Biotechnology.


Theoretical knowledge of chemical and biological processes (from molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry and analytics) will be put into practise on a molecular level and a technological basis will be established for the targeted production of biologically active molecules and production/synthesis processes that create scientific and economic added value. Detailed insights into the function of biological macromolecules enable the development of innovative products and processes including tailor-made enzymes as well as new biomolecule-based methods of analysis, or drugs. 

The Molecular Biotechnology programme offered by Goethe University Frankfurt was established at the Department of Life Sciences of the Goethe University Frankfurt together with the Department of Biochemistry, Chemistry and Pharmacy and the Technical University of Darmstadt.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular and applied microbiology
  • Molecular cell biology and biochemistry of eukaryotic systems
  • Biomolecular Design
  • Developmental biology and genetics

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

  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent degree in a bio-scientific study programme with a maximum of 30 missing credit points (CP) allowed
  • letter of motivation
  • Applicants with an international university entrance qualification and Bachelor's degree must prove sufficient German language skills according to the regulations of the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), the German language test for university entrance.

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.

Semester fee: 369.89 EUR


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Molecular Biotechnology
Goethe University Frankfurt


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