Biology - Variant one year, M.Sc. | Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf | Düsseldorf, Germany
12 months
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The Master's programme in Biology - Variant one year at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf builds on a previous successful 4-year Bachelor's programme in Biology and is aimed at students interested in science. 


The Biology - Variant one year Master's programme at at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf comprises only two semesters and serves almost exclusively to prepare students for independent scientific work. The first semester includes a project internship and serves to create a pilot skate as preparation for the master's thesis. The second semester is intended for the Master's thesis. The course is very strongly research-oriented. It makes sense to choose a research topic before studying and to write to eligible supervisors in advance.

Career Prospects

The Master's programme in Biology leads in one year to the further and professional qualification Master of Science (MSc). Ideally, it prepares its graduates for a doctorate or alternatively for a responsible job in the professional world. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Evolution
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Sciences
  • Structural Biology
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Cell Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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General requirements

  • Relevant studies (e.g. biology or biochemistry) with Bachelor of Science degree 3.2 or better
  • The prerequisite for admission is the completion of a relevant course of study that has been successfully completed with a "Bachelor of Science" or a comparable professional qualification.
  • For access to the 1-year variant (MBIO1), a subject-relevant course of study with a standard period of study of at least 8 semesters is required.
  • A course of study at a German or foreign university that meets the following criteria is technically relevant
  • Individual proof of English language skills

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There are no tuition fees. There is only one intake per year.

Living costs for Düsseldorf

996 - 1318 EUR /month
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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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