Microbiology, M.Sc. | Friedrich Schiller University Jena | Jena, Germany
24 months
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The Master of Science in Microbiology at Friedrich Schiller University Jena is a scientific-biological study course, based on fundamental research with a special focus on Microbiology in its full diversity. 


This covers phylogeny, physiology, cell and molecular biology of organisms from all three domains of life.

The programme is interdisciplinary in nature and includes modules at external research institutes such as the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology (Hans Knöll Institute), the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, and cooperation with relevant biotechnology corporations.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the M.Sc. in Microbiology from Friedrich Schiller University Jena are well prepared for research-oriented positions at universities, private research institutes, and private companies. Potential fields of work include:

  • Research and development
  • Pharmaceutical industry und biotechnology corporations
  • Food industry
  • Chemical industry
  • Hospital research laboratories
  • Public administration (health authorities)
  • Teaching
  • Professional and trade organizations

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microbial Physiology
  • Microbial Communication
  • Microbial Interactions
  • Microbiology and Molecular Biology
  • Adaptation in Microorganisms

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.

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Registration form
  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • University entrance qualification certificate
  • Previous university degrees earned
  • Detailed transcript of records
  • Proof of relevant work experience
  • Proof of subject-specific practical experience
  • Specific document: Preparatory Training for Master's Applicants

Tuition Fee

  • Semester contribution € 266,10

Living costs for Jena

730 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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