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Biology - One year (MBIO1)
Master of Science

Short description

Short description

The Master Programme in Biology at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf builds upon a three-year bachelor's degree and is aimed at students interested in science. Why consider a master´s degree in biology at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf?

Entry/Admission requirements

For entry into the degree programme, applicants should have completed a four years bachelor's degree in biology or a related subject (biochemistry, natural sciences) and have a good command of the English language. Applications may be submitted via an online application portal. Applicants will be judged based upon their qualification and aptitude. Both summer and winter enrollment is possible.
More information about the requirements here

Programme content

This alternative master's programme can be completed in two semesters. It has a strong research focus and is structured nearly exclusively for independent scientific research.

Programme structure

The first semester includes an independent research project and culminates in a written research plan, which serves as the foundation for the master's thesis. The second semester is dedicated to the completion of the master thesis. Students are recommended to select a research topic before starting the programme and to contact suitable supervisors in advance. Further information about the degree program

Programme objectives/Career prospects

Graduates of the master's program in Biology will received Master of Science (MSc) degree. This degree prepares its graduates for doctoral studies or, alternatively, for a career path in research or life sciences.

Programme start:
Winter semester
Summer semester
Programme duration:
2 semesters
Language of instruction:
German, English
Application procedure:
Aptitude assessment
Closing date for applications:
bis 31. Januar/ 31. Juli
Closing date for enrolment:
01/08/2021 - 01/10/2021
Closing date for re-registration:
01/07/2021 - 15/08/2021
Relevant documents:

Examination regulations

Module guide

Both available in German only.

Study programme contact:

Dr. Kirsten Fittinghoff

Room: 26.24.U1.072

Phone: +49 211 81-15356

Tue, Wed, Fri
10:00  - 12:00 am

Mon, Wed, Thu
13:00 -  15:00 pm

Study programme/Department
SSC contact:

Student Services Center (SSC)
Building: 21.02 / SSC
Phone +49 211 81‐12345


For questions regarding the course of studies and for examination issues:

Student and Examination Administration
Contact Examination Administration

Student Services Center (SSC)

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