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Molecular Biology and Evolution

University of Kiel

M.Sc.
24 months
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About

The Molecular Biology and Evolution program at the University of Kiel begins every winter semester. It is an international program, taught entirely in English, and it is based on the fruitful collaboration with the Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön. 

Overview

The Molecular Biology and Evolution program at the University of Kiel  is founded on the idea that interdisciplinary thinking enhances in-depth understanding of biological phenomena. For example, the complexity that are characteristic for many molecular processes can often only be understood by taking into account their evolutionary origin. Similarly, the evolution of particular trait functions may also often depend on the underlying molecular mechanisms. 

MAMBE will foster such interdisciplinary connections. In the first two semesters, you will learn about the basic mechanisms and processes of molecules and evolution. Additionally, you will enhance your skill set in scientific communication and management (e.g., preparation of seminar talks, or writing of grant applications, etc). During the third semester, the acquired competences will be applied to real research life in the laboratory and field. The fourth semester will consist of your Master thesis.

Careers

MAMBE graduates will be very well prepared for a doctorate in an interdisciplinary biological research field and, as such, are also highly attractive for industry, small companies or governmental offices that are active in one of the following fields: Research and development of new products, possibly using evolutionary principles for product improvement, in biology, medicine or related field (e.g., pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology, medicine) and also agriculture (animal and plant breeding); Service sector (e.g., development of diagnostics, implementation of clinical studies, large scale screening); and also Governmental sector (as biologists in public authorities, research institutes or universities).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Evolution of Organisms and Molecules 
  • Molecular Biology of Dynamic Processes 
  • Evolution of UV-B Resistance
  • Evolution, Ecology and Genetics
  • Inference of Positive Selection
  • Population Genomics
  • Molecular Evolution of Biotic Interactions

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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).
6.5

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Curriculum vitae, including a complete overview of the applicant’s education
  • Copy of your passport, showing your name and passport photograph
  • Payment slip of the fee paid for the application
  • School leaving certificate for higher education which qualifies applicants to study at a university in
  • their home country, including an overview of grades and subjects
  • Certificate of an university entrance examination passed in a foreign country including a complete
  • list of grades from a university (if available)
  • University transcripts including a list of subjects and grades
  • Transcript of an assessment test

Tuition Fee

  • International

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

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

Funding

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