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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).


Proof of aptitude and language skills (English and German) must be uploaded as a PDF file with the application:


  • Bachelor's degree certificate with an average grade of 2,50 or better and a current performance overview ( Transkript of Records) of a relevant degree programme (e.g. biology, biochemistry, molecular biomedicine, etc.). If no degree is available at the time of application, an interim transcript of at least 80% of the credits to be acquired with a preliminary average grade of 2.50 or better may be submitted instead. In the event of admission, proof of successful completion of the Bachelor's degree must be submitted with the enrolment and by 30.9.2023 at the latest. If the Bachelor's thesis has not been graded by then, a confirmation from the experts that the Bachelor's thesis will be graded with at least 4.0 ("4.0 certificate") must be submitted by 30.09.2022 at the latest. Foreign applicants already need a completed degree for their admission (an application is also possible without a completed degree).
  • 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)
  • 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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