Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.
If you would like to be included in the development of biotechnical products such as vaccines, drugs or biofuels, the MSc Molecular Life Sciences is designed for to be able to develop your career as junior project leader and lab manager within this science field.
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With the proliferation of huge data sets (DNA/RNA sequences, 4D imaging and geometric morphometrics), modern biology is rapidly becoming a quantitative science. Research laboratories and biotech companies around the world are looking for people who can use these data to solve biological and medical problems. [+]
This MSc program aims to complement fundamental education in Life Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Technologies or Health Sciences and Technologies, with advanced and specialized education in Molecular and Microbial Biology, and thus form competent researchers and technicians that dominate concepts and techniques in microbiology and molecular biology, in a perspective of fundamental and applied research, as well as of technological development of molecular diagnose tools. [+]
This master's degree offers a scientific training in theoretical knowledge of the field and new techniques of product synthesis, catalyst development, management of environment-friendly chemical processes, and computational design. It is primarily research-oriented, so graduates will be able to undertake research, development and innovation in industry... [+]
The <strong>Master's Degree in Advanced Genetics</strong> covers two semesters, the first of which comprises theoretical content only, leaving the second semester for the experimental work (external work placement) and the master's dissertation. [+]
In this international study program, students holding a Bachelor’s degree can achieve a Master’s degree (M.Sc.) within 18 months. [+]
Master in Neurosciences (M.Sc.)
In this international study program, students holding a Bachelor’s degree can achieve a Master’s degree (M.Sc.) within 18 months. After a three-year doctoral program, the title Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) or Dr. rer. nat. respectively can be earned. Alternatively, after successful completion of both their medical studies and the Ph.D. study program, medical students may apply for the degree of a “Medical Doctor – Doctor of Philosophy” (MD-Ph.D.). Due to the lack of a semester structure, the integration of different subjects into a consistently structured curriculum, and the possibility to directly change to the doctoral program without writing a Master’s thesis, the duration of study is shortened. All courses are held in English.The study program is divided into two segments. The first year comprises 36 weeks of lectures, tutorials, seminars, methods courses, and individually supervised research projects. Laboratory rotations and individual supervision as well as the involvement of lecturers from the Max Planck Institutes and the German Primate Center in the teaching assure a combination of theory, practical projects, and intensive research work. The first study year ends with one written and two oral examinations which qualify for the Master’s thesis. The Master’s thesis can be waived for students who have passed these examinations with good or excellent results so that they can change to the three-year doctoral program directly.In the postgraduate segment of the program, the student is accompanied by a ‘thesis committee’, consisting of the supervisor of the thesis and two additional faculty members of the study program. Also the participation in scientific conferences and courses at an early stage as well as the publishing in international journals are part of the prerequisites for graduation. The graduate program encourages research stays in and co operations with external guest laboratories.A very important aim of the study program includes social integration. The coordination office facilitates the students’ start in Göttingen and offers a central contact point throughout the entire course of studies from ‘Application to Graduation’.The faculties of Biology and Psychology, Medicine, and Physics, the German Primate Center, the European Neuroscience Institute, as well as the Max Planck Institutes for Biophysical Chemistry, for Experimental Medicine, and for Dynamics and Self-Organization participate in the interdisciplinary study program Neurosciences. At the same time, the study program is an International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS).... [-]
The course aims to equip students with knowledge and understanding of cellular and molecular aspects of immunology at an advanced level, as well as an appreciation of the application of immunology in health and disease. [+]
Master in Molecular and Cellular Immunology
Programme Length:MSc 12 months full-time PgDip 9 months full-time PgCert 4 months full-time
The course aims to equip students with knowledge and understanding of cellular and molecular aspects of immunology at an advanced level, as well as an appreciation of the application of immunology in health and disease. It produces graduates capable of applying intellectual and practical skills acquired during the course of biomedical research and the solution of practical and theoretical problems.
The MSc/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate in Immunology is a modularised course programme of individual taught courses, practical courses and project work courses. Each course has a co-ordinator who is responsible for the organisation and delivery of that course.... [-]
Understanding proteins is central to understanding and solving both medical and biotechnological problems on the molecular level. This programme explores the molecular structures and functional mechanisms of a large number of proteins. [+]
Understanding proteins is central to understanding and solving both medical and biotechnological problems on the molecular level. This programme explores the molecular structures and functional mechanisms of a large number of proteins.
Graduates from the programme will master methods of cloning, expression and purification of proteins, and a number of specialised techniques for analysing proteins. They will also be able to use and understand primary scientific publications, and have the ability to independently plan, carry out and critically evaluate experiments.In the first year students follow advanced courses in biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology. In the second year, they choose one or two projects in the field of protein science, which can be carried out at the University or in a company with a relevant research profile. Participation in seminar series, carrier training and development of other general skills is also encouraged during the second year of studies.... [-]
DNA and protein are the secret codes of the human body. Decipher the codes and you will get an insight into bodily processes. In Radboud University we offer a multidisciplinary Master’s programme in Molecular Life Sciences. [+]
SpecialisationsYou are able to chose from three specialisations within this programme: Chemistry for Life Clinical Biology Medical Epigenomics Neuroscience Science in Society Science, Management and Innovation ... [-]