M.Sc. On Campus

Cellular and Molecular Biology of Plants

University of Tübingen

24 months
3000 EUR/year
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The M.Sc. programme, Cellular and Molecular Biology of Plants at the University of Tübingen, provides students with an understanding of the manifold life processes in plants at biochemical, molecular, cellular and physiological levels. 


Why choose this programme?

The curriculum in Cellular and Molecular Biology of Plants at the University of Tübingen covers the theoretical explanatory approaches, principles and methods in the life sciences as well as the distinctive features of the molecular life processes in plants.

The focus of the course is on the in-depth scientific investigation of the molecular mechanisms that control the processes of plant development and adaption to biotic and abiotic environments and enable the interplay of the developmental and adaptive processes.

The international Master´s Degree Program in Biology / Area of Specialization: Cell and Molecular Plant Biology – M-ZMBP – at the Universty of Tübingen started in fall 2010. The state-of-the-art scientific research conducted at the Center for Plant Molecular Biology (ZMBP) and the Department of Biology in the Faculty for Mathematics and Natural Sciences offers a unique opportunity to pursue studies in an inspiring, research-orientated atmosphere.

The aim of the Master ZMBP program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed for modern, advanced cell and molecular plant science research. The program is organized by the ZMBP, which is a major research and teaching institute in the Department of Biology at the University of Tübingen, located on the Morgenstelle Campus, and the Faculty for Mathematics and Natural Sciences.

Within the program, students have the possibility to select courses (modules) at the ZMBP, the Department of Biology, the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and at the Faculty of Human Sciences.

Programme Structure


  • Molecular and cellular plant science
  • Genetics and developmental plant science
  • Plant abiotic and biotic stress tolerance
  • Plant signal transduction and physiology
  • Plant functional genomics

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants with a bachelor´s degree, or an equivalent degree in biology or a relevant field, such as molecular biology, biochemistry or biophysics from Germany or abroad, are eligible.
  • A good command of written and spoken English is required.
  • Selection is based on the grade attained for the bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1500 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Tübingen

630 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

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