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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 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

The master's programme in biology is strongly research-oriented with a high degree of laboratory-based coursework and training. HHU offers a wide range of research areas including, but not limited to: biochemistry, bioinformatics, biotechnology, cell biology, developmental biology, evolution, genetics, genomics, microbiology, molecular biology, structural biology, and synthetic biology.

Programme structure

In the first year of study, the master's program consists of elective course-work that builds upon a student's prior foundation and deepens their understanding of individual subdisciplines. The third semester prepares the students to conduct independent research. The fourth semester is dedicated to the completion of the master's thesis.Further information about the degree programme.

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:
4 semesters
Language of instruction:
German, English
Application procedure:
Aptitude assessment
Closing date for applications:
by 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)

Offers for prospective students

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