M.Sc. On Campus

Medical Life Sciences

24 months
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Medical Life Sciences at Kiel University trains students for careers in biomedical research. 


From the basics of medical science to lab experiments for the Master’s thesis, individual scientific training takes priority. Experimental work in state-of-the-art research labs is essential; practicals in research labs, tutorials, excursions, lectures and seminars complement the curriculum. The ultimate goal is to train you in thinking out of the box and to provide knowledge that helps cover ground in research more quickly.


Medical Life Sciences has been organised to equip you for a career in biomedicine. It includes  Bioinformatics,  English Scientific Writing or Systems Biology as well as the focus areas INFLAMMATION, EVOLUTIONARY MEDICINE and ONCOLOGY you can choose from to follow your interests

Electives provide yet more scope for delving into topics you are particularly interested in, whether it's regenerative medicine, molecular paleopathology or medical imaging, to name but a few.


ASIIN Accreditationinternal re-certification by Kiel University

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular biology, Clinical Cell Biology, Clinical Disease Manifestations, Human Anatomy 

  • Electives I: Tracing Disease through Time |Imaging |Cardiovascular Epidemiology

  • Electives II: MolOcular |Metabolomics |Neurosciences |Molecular Diagnostics | Tissue Engineering |Epithelial Barrier Functions
  • Molecular Pathology, Immunology 
  • Systems biology, Bioinformatics, Medical Statistics, Scientific Studies & Biobanking
  • Studies & Career Orientation, Project Management
  • English Scientific Writing


Your fellow students come from all over the world. MedLife is highly international, currently students from 15 nations are busy with their Master studies in Medical Life Sciences.


The MedLife lecturers are renowned lab leaders, clinicians and researchers that train you in molecular disease research from various angles.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We do not have a cut-off GPA since we recruit from all over the world and from a variety or Bachelor programmes. But we mean what we say: You need a solid foundation in molecular biology, cell biology level and biochemistry, C1 English proficiency and lab experience in molecular biology as well as proven vertebrate/human physiology knowledge.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

We have a two-stage ability assessment in place. You need:

  • Thorough foundation in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology through a BSc degree in a life science discipline  (e.g. biology, biochemistry, molecular medicine)

  •  first-hand lab experience conducting experiments in molecular biology

  • English language proficiency at least on level C1 according to CEFR

  • vertebrate/human physiology knowledge acquired during your Bachelor studies via an entire course, add course description to your application to prove them

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Tuition Fee

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  • International

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  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

There is no tuition fee for studying at CAU Kiel! This applies to international students as well.

Living costs for Kiel

720 - 1050 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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