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Master Molecular Biomedicine

The aim of the two-year Masters study programme in Molecular Biomedicine at HHU Düsseldorf is to train a new generation of biomedical scientists with an excellent education in an interdisciplinary environment. With a profound understanding of the molecular function and dysfunction of cells, tissues and organs, new insights into disease mechanisms and their diagnosis are being sought.

Our curriculum is inherently interdisciplinary and our faculty members are established in the research of human diseases within the framework of basic research. Students from various Bachelor programmes meet a comprehensive and integrated curriculum in molecular, biological and medical life sciences. This includes a wide range of courses in clinical and theoretical medicine, biology & biochemistry as well as a broad method spectrum.

Internationally recognized scientists with expertise in basic biomedical research support the study program and will provide a fascinating insight into biomedical research. HHU's special research areas such as molecular & clinical hepatology, cardiovascular biology and membranology are represented in the program, as are the research areas of infectiology, oncology, diabetology, stem cell research and translational & cellular neuroscience.

In addition to the excellent research facilities on the HHU campus, this study program provides access to the German Diabetes Centre (DDZ), the Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine (IUF) and the Research Centre Jülich (FZ Jülich).

An optional stay abroad can be integrated very well in the 3rd and/or 4th semester without extending the study time. The International Office provides support for students.  Some of our students have written reports about their stay abroad.

This Masters study programme is dedicated to the training of biomedical scientists in basic research, the clinical field and the research pharmaceutical industry.

Access to the application procedure for a place on the programme is open to those who have completed (or will soon complete) a previous science degree of at least 6 semesters of standard study time with a (provisional) final grade of 2.5 or better. At least 80% of the credits to be acquired must have been included in the Bachelor's average grade. In addition, the following credit points (CP) must have been acquired by attending lectures (V) and practical courses (P) in the course of the previous studies:

  •     7 CP in cell and molecular biology (V, P).
  •     13 CP in Biochemistry and/or in Physiology (V, P)

Furthermore, sufficient German and English language skills are required in accordance with the regulations on language proficiency for studies at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. Applicants who have acquired their study qualification at a German-speaking institution are exempt from providing proof of German language ability and only require proof of English language ability at least level B2 according to the CEFR (e.g. German Abitur certificate, DAAD language certificate, IELTS-Test 6.0 or better, TOEFL-Test paper 500, computer 200, iBT 80 or better).


Application for study place

This degree programme is admission-restricted. Prospective students must therefore first apply for a place on the programme. If more applications are received than there are places available, a ranking list is drawn up according to Bachelor's grade. Admission is based on a local numerus clausus procedure (ONC procedure). The best applications in the ranking will be offered a place on the programme. The programme can only be started in the winter semester. To apply, the following proof of academic aptitude and language skills (language certificates for German and English) must be uploaded as a PDF file to the HHU application portal:

  • Bachelor's certificate from a relevant degree programme (e.g. Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biomedicine, etc.) as well as a transcript of records with all coursework and examinations, total credit points and final grade. If the degree programme has not yet been completed at the time of application, an interim certificate (e.g. transcript of records) covering at least 80% of the maximum credit points (CP) to be earned with at least 144 CP and an average grade of 2.50 or better must be submitted;
  • Non-EU citizens must in addition submit a  preliminary review documentation (Vorprüfungsdokumentation (VPD)) issued by uni-assist for the Heinrich Heine University
  • Module description(s) of courses in cell and molecular biology (at least 7 CP)
  • Module description(s) of courses in biochemistry and/or physiology (at least 13 CP)
  • Language certificate German (Germans are exempt from the language certificate German; the same applies if the study qualification was acquired at a German-speaking institution); List of accepted language certificates for German
  • Proof of English as a foreign language (e.g. German school leaving certificate (Abitur certificate/university entrance qualification) with proof of at least 5 years of school English at a secondary school in Germany); other proof of English must attest at least a language ability according to CEFR level B2; other accepted proofs are DAAD language certificate, IELTS-Test 6.0 or better, TOEFL-Test paper 500, computer 200, iBT 80 or better.
  • To start the application process, please click on the following link: https://digstu.hhu.de
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