Molecular Life Sciences, M.Sc. | Friedrich Schiller University Jena | Jena, Germany
24 months
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Students in this Molecular Life Sciences programme at Friedrich Schiller University Jena will learn to conduct independent academic work in the modern, interdisciplinary field of Molecular Life Sciences. Key issues in genetics, cell and developmental biology will be discussed and critically analysed. 


The primary focus of these analyses is - in both a theoretical and a practical sense - molecular network analyses on various levels (genomic, proteomic, and metabolomics).

In the first year of the Molecular Life Sciences programme at Friedrich Schiller University Jena, students will already take three advanced courses from the areas of developmental biology, cell biology, molecular genetics, system biology, and biophysics in addition to the core courses required for all students. 

In the second year, students will gain more profound knowledge and understanding of a specialisation area of their choice by completing both an internship focusing on methods and directed research in a project internship.

Career opportunities

  • After completing this programme, graduates are qualified for positions in related industries, especially biotechnology. 
  • They may also choose to pursue additional academic qualifications (PhD), such as in the areas of bioinformatics, biochemistry, developmental biology, evolution biology, genetics, microbiology, molecular medicine, molecular biology, system biology, and cell biology. 
  • The Friedrich Schiller University as well as many other universities in Germany and abroad offer PhD programmes in these fields.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular Developmental Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Molecular Cell Biology
  • Gene Regulation
  • Theoretical Systems Biology
  • Applied Systems Biology
  • Signal Transduction

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

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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