In addition to solid theoretical training incorporating the most up-to-date scientific knowledge, the master's degree programme in Biotechnology at The Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg offers an exceptionally high proportion of practical training in modern laboratory methods.
Within small project groups students learn to carry out scientific experiments and how to document and present them. The programme is internationally oriented and all courses are given in English. After their master’s thesis, which is carried out in national and international research institutions or enterprises, students are qualified to pursue doctoral studies.
Professional Fields of Activity
- Managerial roles in international research institutes or in the life sciences industry (biotechnology, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries)
- Work in production and quality management, in commercial laboratories or in regulatory authorities (e.g. Medicine Agency, Genetic Engineering authority)
- Customer Support Manager/’Scientific Support Specialist’ in the life science industry
Students may choose between 4 specialisations:
- Cell Biology
- Laboratory Diagnostics
- 18 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesBiology Biotechnology Microbiology View 34 other Masters in Biotechnology in Germany
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- at least a bachelor's degree in the subject area or an equivalent degree with 210 ECTS credits (for the master's programme with a regular duration of 3 semesters – programme start only in the summer semester) or 180 ECTS credits (for the master's programme with a regular duration of 4 semesters – programme start only in the winter semester)
- at least 70 ECTS credits or 60 semester hours (SWS) of biological, biomedical, biochemical or biophysical subjects
- proof of practical laboratory work of at least 18 weeks (e.g. during the thesis)
- certificate of proficiency in English as described in this handout
InternationalFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 18 months.
EU/EEAFreeTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 18 months.
- Semester fee 351,66 €
Living costs for Cottbus
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.