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  • Degree: Master of Science
  • Duration: 4 Semester
  • Course start: Annual (winter semester)
  • Language: English

General information

The Master’s programme Microbiology at the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment (ICBM) is held in English language and comprises the following main subject areas: diversity, ecology, physiology, and molecular microbiology. The main lectures within the first semesters provide the theoretical basis for the subsequent 4 or 2 week practical courses on specific topics of current microbiological research, e.g. aquatic microbial ecology, bacterial physiology, electron microscopy, genomics, molecular genetics, proteomics, and sediment microbiology. In these courses, state-of-the-art methods and instruments are used, e.g. fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH), flow cytometry, quantitative real-time PCR, and mass spectrometry. Finally, the students perform two independent research projects of 6 weeks each, getting involved in ongoing research projects that may be continued in the Master´s thesis. The degree “Master Microbiology” provides broad qualification for diverse job opportunities.


Distinctive features of the Master´s programme are:

  • Focus on marine, environmental microbiology
  • Research-oriented studying
  • State-of-the-art methods and instrumentation
  • Possibility of participation in research cruises
  • Cooperation with national and international partners
    • Alfred Wegner Institute (Bremerhaven)
    • Helmholtz Institute for Functional Marine Biodiversity (Oldenburg)
    • Helmholtz Institute for Infectious Disease Research (Braunschweig)
    • Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology (Bremen)
    • University of New South Wales (Sydney, Australia)
    • University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, USA)
    • Technical University of Denmark (Copenhagen, Denmark)
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