Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Master of Science
Duration4 semesters
Career Opportunities
Pharmaceutical biotechnology is currently the fastest growing branch of biotechnology. The conversion of the results of modern cell biological and molecular biological pure research into innovative pharmacological products for diagnosing and treating diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and diseases of the immune system, offers excellent future growth and employment opportunities in Germany, especially in view of demographic developments in Western industrial nations.
The Master’s degree qualifies its holders for employment in the higher grades in the Civil Service and to study for a PhD at a university (mainly on research-oriented courses).
Entry Requirements


The Master's degree course is open to graduates with Bachelor degrees in bioprocess engineering and to students with Bachelor's degree in related subjects. Admission to the course is subject to passing an aptitude test.


A positive result in the internal selection process where the following criteria are incorporated is required.
  • The overall score of the bachelor’s or Diplom degree (maximum of 65 points)
  • Publications, poster or a scientific presentation (up to 10 points)
  • Substance and persuasiveness of the letter of motivation (up to 5 points)
  • Vocational education and professional experience in the biomedical field (up to 10 points)
  • Subject-specific additional qualification in the biomedical field (up to 10 points)
  • Recommendations by academic advisors/reviewers/ experts (up to 10 points)

In order to pass the test, the applicant has to score at least 60 points out of the maximum of 110 points.
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