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Quantitative Molecular Biology

24 months
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Students of this international, research-oriented Masters's program in Quantitative Molecular Biology from Humboldt University Berlin learn and apply modern molecular techniques and methods of cell biology.


A particular focus lies on the quantitative analysis of molecules and cells aided by mathematical and theoretical concepts. Within the first year of the program, Quantitative Molecular Biology students from Humboldt University Berlin attend several compulsory and elective modules that advance their competencies in the fields of Microbiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Plant Sciences, Infection biology, Cell biology and Immunology. The second year is research-oriented, including a study project and the final Master Thesis.

Study Project / Master Thesis

 A group or individuals work on a scientific project that has to be related to the theoretical and experimental topics of this Master's program. The study project extends over one or two semesters and comprises several hours of experimental work and a protocol. 

Scientific projects can be conducted at the Department of Biology or an associated research organization, for instance, at the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine. Students apply autonomously to research groups of their field of interest. For further information on the modalities of the Study Project, please contact the Examination Office Biology/Biophysics.

Within the Final Module, students use their specific knowledge in a current research topic in the field of Molecular Biology, planning and conducting a scientific project at current research standards independently, and writing the Master Thesis.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Molecular Biology
  • Quantitative Molecular Biology
  • Scientific English for Publications and Presentations
  • From Molecules to Compartments 
  • Molecular and Cellular Immunology
  • Epigenetics and Developmental Programs 

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

  • Prospective students require a first academic degree obtained in a course of study with a minimum length of three years in a biological field; usually, a bachelor's degree of at least 180 ECTS credits or equivalent. 
  • All of the following academic requirements must be met by the applicants to be admitted to this consecutive program. To prove the former, applicants are required to complete the Self-Assessment form. 
  • Additional credits, such as specific knowledge in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry and Biophysics, Microbiology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics and Bioinformatics, serve as selection criteria and can improve the position in the ranking.

Tuition Fee

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  • The standard fees and dues amount to € 315.64 in total per semester

Living costs for Berlin

836 - 1340 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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