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Prof. Karl-Wilhelm Koch

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 W04 01-137

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Facts and figures

Start: Winter semester 2020/2021
Duration: Four semesters (full-time)
Intake capacity per semester/year:
25 Students
Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Application deadline: 15 July 2021

Molecular Biomedicine M.Sc.

Molecular Biomedicine M.Sc.

The new Master's degree programme in Molecular Biomedicine

School VI will be offering a Master's degree programme in Molecular Biomedicine as from the  2020/21 winter semester. This new Master's programme forges links between the molecular life sciences (biochemistry/molecular biology) and medicine. The programme examines in depth the molecular and cellular aspects of Biology and related degree programmes such as Biochemistry and Biophysics while paying special attention to medical facts and issues. In particular, the programme aims to instil students with a strongly interdisciplinary approach to molecular biomedicine and to teach them to transcend borders between a scientific and a medical way of thinking through research-oriented project work.

The main focus of the Master's degree programme in Molecular Biomedicine is on the molecular mechanisms of cellular processes, while linking methods and a molecular understanding of the natural sciences with current knowledge of medicine. Broad professional training and instruction in various methodological and conceptual areas enable students to independently conduct both fundamental and clinical research in the field of molecular biomedicine. The Master's degree programme in Molecular Biomedicine therefore provides an excellent basis for a doctorate in the life sciences as well as for challenging fields of activity in science and industry.

Brief profile

The Master's degree programme in Molecular Biomedicine builds a bridge between patient-related/clinical research and fundamental research. The degree programme examines the molecular and cellular aspects of biology in depth while taking specific account of medical facts and issues.

This Master's programme is a research-oriented programme worth a total of 120 credit points (CP) including the Master's thesis worth 30 CP.


  • The curriculum of the Master's degree programme in Molecular Biomedicine contains elements from the teaching units of Biology and Neuroscience. The interdisciplinary nature of the curriculum gives students many opportunities to engage in cooperation across degree programmes within the framework of their studies.
  • One outstanding feature of the Molecular Biomedicine degree programme is that it conveys a basic understanding of the molecular life sciences in combination with practical scientific and/or clinical research. Research internships that enable students to design, implement and evaluate their own research projects, and in some cases publish them, are integral to the study plan.

Admission requirements

  • The admission requirements for the degree programme are set out in the Regulations governing access and admission to the consecutive Master's degree programme in "Molecular Biomedicine“ (M.Sc.), in Section 2.
  • The programme follows on from Bachelor degree programmes specialising in the molecular life sciences, biochemistry, chemistry with a main focus on biochemistry, molecular biology, biomedicine and molecular biomedicine, biotechnology and molecular biotechnology and/or molecular medicine.
  • The competent admissions committee decides whether an applicant meets the admission requirements, and particularly whether a previous degree is relevant regarding subject matter.
  • The admission requirements can provisionally be deemed met on condition that the student makes up for any modules still lacking. Candidates who have not yet obtained their Bachelor degree at the time of application may be admitted provisionally if sufficient credit points have been earned and they can be expected to obtain the degree no later than 1 April of the year following regular enrolment in the Master's programme for the winter semester.
  • The selection process implemented by the university is laid down in § 4 of the Admission Regulations and provides for selection according to points (rather than numerus clausus). The points are based on the average Bachelor's degree grade and special qualifications such as relevant professional or scientific activities, scientific publications and awards, and English language skills at level C1 or higher.
  • As the modules are taught in English, a knowledge of English at level B2 is required for admission according to § 2 of the Admission Regulations.

General information about the degree programme

Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Type of study: attendance: full-time
Duration of study: 4 semesters full-time
Number of ECTS credit points awarded: 120 CP (60 CP compulsory elective + 30 CP elective + 30 CP Master's thesis)
Commencement of studies: 1 October 2020 (WiSe 2020/2021)
Intake capacity per semester/year (max. Number of students): 25 Students per year

Target group

The Master's degree programme is designed for those who envisage their professional future to be in the field of molecular life sciences, biomedical research or the biomedical industry and who have already laid the foundations for this with an initial university degree affording professional qualification in the area of biology with a main focus on molecular life sciences, molecular biology, biotechnology and molecular biotechnology, molecular medicine or biomedicine or molecular biomedicine.


As the modules are taught in English, a knowledge of English at level B2 is required for admission.

Credits from outside Germany

As a rule, recognition of credits obtained outside Germany is not a problem. Students are encouraged to coordinate their plans for studying abroad with the curriculum in Oldenburg in consultation with the institution's foreign representatives and the International Office.

Examination regulations and forms

Further information will be provided.

Degrees and titles

The programme concludes with the Master of Science (M.Sc.) . The examination regulations document the degree and the title of M.Sc. in Molecular Biomedicine. Example diplomas and certificates and an example Diploma Supplement and Transcript of Record for the Master's programme are attached to the examination regulations.

(Changed: 2021-03-22)