Goethe University Frankfurt

Introduction

Goethe University Frankfurt

Goethe University Frankfurt, positioned among the top international research universities, offers a wide variety of academic programmes, a diverse group of research institutes, and a focus on interdisciplinary approaches to solving complex problems. The university is named after Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the Frankfurt-born polymath renowned for his exceptional contributions to literature, science, and philosophy.

Founded in 1914 with private funding and inspired by the legacy of the European Enlightenment, Goethe University stands out as a pioneering “citizens’ university”—and the history of the university is one of openness and public participation.

Today, Goethe University is one of the only universities in Germany that enjoys significant public funding alongside administrative autonomy and the ability to create a private endowment. As a university with an endowment, a funding model rare in Germany’s system of higher education, GU enjoys considerable freedom from state control when it comes to the details of how a modern university should be run, including the appointing of professors. The endowment that is being built up will be invested specifically in promoting an excellent atmosphere in which to research, study, think, and create.

Goethe Goes Global - Master Scholarships Available Now

A very good example for this support from the citizens of Frankfurt is the “Goethe Goes Global” scholarship programme. Thanks to the support of Johanna-Quandt-Foundation, Goethe University Frankfurt is now offering scholarships for all its master programmes with special emphasis on research (check drop down menu on your right). The “Goethe Goes Global” scholarship programme is a ground¬breaking project and unique in the academic landscape of Germany. We are seeking outstanding candidates who are interested in joining one of our MA or MSc programmes which are embedded deeply within our strongest research units (e.g Centers of Excellence, collaborative research centers, and LOEWE CENTERS). If your primary motivation is research, come and join our highly international research community!

Key Figures at Goethe University (2016)

• More than 47,000 students enrolled

• About 7,000 international students

An international profile: Many newly appointed professors from abroad as for us it is quality that counts not nationality

• Third party funding

• In a large student survey, about 80% of students recommended studying at Goethe University.

The city

Situated in Germany’s most cosmopolitan and international city, the university attracts a diverse body of students and researchers from around the world. Students at Goethe benefit from studying and living in Frankfurt, the largest financial and trading centre in Europe—with plenty of opportunities to learn and practice speaking German. Today, Frankfurt is rated among the top 10 most livable cities in the world (according to Mercer Human Resource Consulting).

Goethe University was founded in 1914

Goethe University was founded in 1914 as a unique “citizens’ university,” financed by wealthy citizens in Frankfurt, Germany. Named in 1932 after one of the city’s most famous natives, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, today the university has over 38,000 students. Looking at the timeline of Goethe University’s history, it is clear that the last decade has produced significant changes for the university—and that there is a clear forward momentum.

Once considered a liberal or left-leaning institution, Goethe University is perhaps best known as the birthplace of the influential Frankfurt School, part of the Institute for Social Research—which spawned some of Europe’s leading thinkers of the 20thcentury (including, for example, Theodor Adorno, Max Horkheimer, Jürgen Habermas, Herbert Marcuse, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Martin Buber, and Paul Tillich).

Because of racial and political tensions during the Nazi era, close to one-third of the university’s academic staff were dismissed during this period—more than at any other German university. Goethe University also played a major role in the student protests of 1968 that led to widespread educational reforms in Germany and across Europe.

Goethe University has maintained its reputation in the social sciences

In recent years, Goethe University has maintained its reputation in the social sciences, but added important new facilities and research institutes in the natural sciences as well as law, history, languages, humanities, the arts, and economics. Its “clusters of excellence”, interdisciplinary research centres, have helped to sharpen the university’s academic profile, achieving outstanding results in diverse areas ranging from natural sciences (“Macromolecular Complexes”) to medicine (“Cardio-Pulmonray System”, a cluster of excellence in collaboration with the University of Giessen and the Max-Planck-Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim, which conducts cutting edge research for novel therapy of heart and lung diseases) and humanities and social sciences (“The Formation of Normative Orders”).

Srongly committed to supporting young researchers

Goethe University is strongly committed to supporting young researchers by offering outstanding opportunities to earn a doctoral degree. At many universities, researchers have to choose between earning a PhD the “traditional” way in Germany, or as part of a “structured” PhD programme. At Goethe University, all doctoral candidates are eligible to apply to become members in the Goethe Graduate Academy (GRADE) and access unique training and networking opportunities that are the hallmark of more structured programmes.

Finally, one should mention the university’s ambitious “think tanks”: the newly founded Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS) and the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, which sees itself as a laboratory for innovative knowledge in society.

The university was also a forerunner in the “Bologna Process” that helped to ease student mobility in and out of over 40 European countries by standardising degree structures. Starting in 2005, Goethe University began offering the first master’s programmes and the switch from the traditional German Diplom or Magister to the bachelor’s and master’s system will be complete in the winter semester 2011/12. Today, Goethe University offers many individual courses and degree programmes in English, another major shift. Four master’s programmes in economics are taught entirely in English, another one is a bilingual (German and English) programme. Many master’s programmes in the natural sciences can also be studied without a comprehensive knowledge of the German language, and doctoral studies in a wide variety of fields can also often be undertaken in English.

First major university in Germany to become a foundation university

In 2001, the university was the first major university in Germany to become a foundation university, meaning that the state of Hessen would still provide funding to cover most of the annual budget but the university would be able to establish a private endowment and enjoy full administrative autonomy in matters such as faculty appointments. Goethe University now has a robust alumni association and has raised €145.5 millions (feste Zusagen mit eingerechnet) and created more than 50 new endowed and visiting professorships—an important re-affirmation of the university’s identity as a “citizens’ university”.

The state of Hessen is investing a total of €1.2 billion to help create a true campus environment in Frankfurt with three distinct locations: Campus Westend for the humanities and social sciences, Campus Riedberg for natural sciences, and Campus Niederrad for medicine. The former main campus Bockenheim, which dates from the founding days of the university, will no longer be in use once the new building is complete.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • German

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Programs

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MA

Master of Arts in History

Campus Full time 2 semesters October 2017 Germany Frankfurt am Main

A one year Master’s study course at the History Seminar of Goethe University in Frankfurt follows on from a four year Bachelor degree programme and enables the student, as part of the second qualification stage, to meet the challenges of the modern knowledge society. [+]

Goethe Goes Global - Master Scholarships Available Now Due to the Johanna-Quandt-Foundation, Goethe University Frankfurt is now offering scholarships for all master programmes with special emphasis on the research listed on this page. The “Goethe Goes Global” scholarship programme is a ground­breaking project and unique in the academic landscape of Germany. We are seeking outstanding candidates who are interested in joining one of our MA or MSc programmes of which are embedded deeply within our strongest research units (e.g Centers of Excellence, collaborative research centers, and LOEWE CENTERS). We will be offering 20 scholarships per year from 2016-2020 – if your primary motivation is research, come and join our highly international research community! Course content and focus areas A one year Master’s study course at the History Seminar of Goethe University in Frankfurt follows on from a four year Bachelor degree programme and enables the student, as part of the second qualification stage, to meet the challenges of the modern knowledge society. The programme of study is conceived as spanning vast time periods so that profound insights can be developed of the history of pre-Greek cultures through to contemporary history. During the research-oriented Master’s study course the student acquires the ability to research a complex historical topic, to explain it and to present it in various forms. Core competencies for scientific work are deepened in a programme of events and are subsequently used to undertake a concrete research project. A main area of focus of the programme of study is... [-]

Master of Arts in International Studies / Peace and Conflict Studies

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The research-oriented Master’s programme in International Studies/Peace and Conflict Studies is offered jointly by Goethe Universität Frankfurt and Technische Universität Darmstadt in co-operation with the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt. [+]

Goethe Goes Global - Master Scholarships Available Now Due to the Johanna-Quandt-Foundation, Goethe University Frankfurt is now offering scholarships for all master programmes with special emphasis on the research listed on this page. The “Goethe Goes Global” scholarship programme is a ground­breaking project and unique in the academic landscape of Germany. We are seeking outstanding candidates who are interested in joining one of our MA or MSc programmes of which are embedded deeply within our strongest research units (e.g Centers of Excellence, collaborative research centers, and LOEWE CENTERS). We will be offering 20 scholarships per year from 2016-2020 – if your primary motivation is research, come and join our highly international research community! Course content and focus areas The research-oriented Master’s programme in International Studies/Peace and Conflict Studies is offered jointly by Goethe Universität Frankfurt and Technische Universität Darmstadt in co-operation with the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt. The study programme takes a socio-scientific approach and offers theoretical and normative knowledge at the junction between peace and conflict research, international relations, political theory and philosophy, and applies this knowledge to the current problems of regional and global order. Students are made familiar with theoretically based and normatively founded perspectives on national, trans-national and global socialisation processes and acquire the ability to undertake a differentiated analysis of conflicts within and between states, as well as a considered development of strategies to settle conflicts and promote peace. Students take part in a research placement where they will carry out the research themselves. They... [-]

Master of Arts in Philosophy

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The Master’s in Philosophy is research-oriented. The Master’s degree programme in Philosophy aims to deepen the insights of students in the systematic and historic multiplicity of philosophical problems, to complete mastery of learned techniques for scientific work and to enable students to engage in independent philosophical work. [+]

Goethe Goes Global - Master Scholarships Available Now Due to the Johanna-Quandt-Foundation, Goethe University Frankfurt is now offering scholarships for all master programmes with special emphasis on the research listed on this page. The “Goethe Goes Global” scholarship programme is a ground­breaking project and unique in the academic landscape of Germany. We are seeking outstanding candidates who are interested in joining one of our MA or MSc programmes of which are embedded deeply within our strongest research units (e.g Centers of Excellence, collaborative research centers, and LOEWE CENTERS). We will be offering 20 scholarships per year from 2016-2020 – if your primary motivation is research, come and join our highly international research community! Course content and focus areas The Master’s in Philosophy is research-oriented. The Master’s degree programme in Philosophy aims to deepen the insights of students in the systematic and historic multiplicity of philosophical problems, to complete mastery of learned techniques for scientific work and to enable students to engage in independent philosophical work. On one hand the degree programme provides for a scientific confrontation with philosophy in its systematic breadth and allows students to acquire scientific knowledge and competencies in dealing with both historic and current philosophical problems. On the other hand the Master’s degree programme provides for creation of individual major fields of study in which the student acquires deepened knowledge and understanding and learns to develop his own position and to defend it. By the end of the degree programme the student should have acquired the... [-]

Master of Arts in Political Theory

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The Master’s programme in Political Theory, created by Goethe Universität Frankfurt and Technische Universität Darmstadt, is the first degree of its kind in Germany. Students attend lectures at, and are tutored by, both universities, which also jointly award the academic degree. [+]

Goethe Goes Global - Master Scholarships Available Now Due to the Johanna-Quandt-Foundation, Goethe University Frankfurt is now offering scholarships for all master programmes with special emphasis on the research listed on this page. The “Goethe Goes Global” scholarship programme is a ground­breaking project and unique in the academic landscape of Germany. We are seeking outstanding candidates who are interested in joining one of our MA or MSc programmes of which are embedded deeply within our strongest research units (e.g Centers of Excellence, collaborative research centers, and LOEWE CENTERS). We will be offering 20 scholarships per year from 2016-2020 – if your primary motivation is research, come and join our highly international research community! Course content and focus areas The Master’s programme in Political Theory, created by Goethe Universität Frankfurt and Technische Universität Darmstadt, is the first degree of its kind in Germany. Students attend lectures at, and are tutored by, both universities, which also jointly award the academic degree. The Master’s programme in Political Theory teaches the theoretical knowledge and academic skills necessary for a comprehensive analysis of the current political situation and its dynamics. Thus ideas of justice, democracy and power are confronted by the world’s current problems, which are becoming increasingly complex. The course includes: 1. an historical perspective, i.e. an historical, conceptual and critical reconstruction of systematically relevant theoretical approaches, 2. a philosophical perspective, i.e. an analysis of terms and normative discussion of current political questions, 3. a theoretical perspective of institutions, i.e. an empirically-based reflection about... [-]

Master of Arts in Sinology

Campus Full time 2 semesters October 2017 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The Master’s programme is largely research-oriented and prepares students for professional research activities relating to China, for teaching activities, and for any other activities relating to China that require an academic qualification. The programme also develops students’ Chinese specialist knowledge and language skills. [+]

Goethe Goes Global - Master Scholarships Available Now Due to the Johanna-Quandt-Foundation, Goethe University Frankfurt is now offering scholarships for all master programmes with special emphasis on the research listed on this page. The “Goethe Goes Global” scholarship programme is a ground­breaking project and unique in the academic landscape of Germany. We are seeking outstanding candidates who are interested in joining one of our MA or MSc programmes of which are embedded deeply within our strongest research units (e.g Centers of Excellence, collaborative research centers, and LOEWE CENTERS). We will be offering 20 scholarships per year from 2016-2020 – if your primary motivation is research, come and join our highly international research community! Course content and focus areas The Master of Arts in Sinology will deepen and expand the knowledge obtained in a Bachelor’s programme in Sinology, Chinese Studies or East Asian Studies. The Master’s programme is largely research-oriented and prepares students for professional research activities relating to China, for teaching activities, and for any other activities relating to China that require an academic qualification. The programme also develops students’ Chinese specialist knowledge and language skills. The specialist knowledge, methods and skills included in the programme are: advanced skills in the standard modern Chinese language good knowledge of the traditional written Chinese language profound knowledge of the historical and cultural foundations of Chinese civilisation and the social structures of China considered handling of China-related data, sources, texts and methods, familiarity with research methods in sinology including empirical research into China,... [-]

Master of Arts in Social and Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The Master’s programme imparts profound knowledge of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology and offers specialist knowledge in focus areas within this subject. [+]

Goethe Goes Global - Master Scholarships Available Now Due to the Johanna-Quandt-Foundation, Goethe University Frankfurt is now offering scholarships for all master programmes with special emphasis on the research listed on this page. The “Goethe Goes Global” scholarship programme is a ground­breaking project and unique in the academic landscape of Germany. We are seeking outstanding candidates who are interested in joining one of our MA or MSc programmes of which are embedded deeply within our strongest research units (e.g Centers of Excellence, collaborative research centers, and LOEWE CENTERS). We will be offering 20 scholarships per year from 2016-2020 – if your primary motivation is research, come and join our highly international research community! Course content and focus areas The Master’s programme imparts profound knowledge of Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology and offers specialist knowledge in focus areas within this subject. Cultural Anthropology and European Ethnology links internationally established research and teaching programmes in what is known as social or cultural anthropology with European ethnology, a subject that developed recently in Germany and emerged from the former folklore discipline. The research focus of the subject is on empirical research into cultural processes in contemporary societies. As an object of knowledge, culture includes the practices of groups or societies, artefacts, knowledge developments and communication conditions. Culture is revealed, for example, in differences in language, working methods, social institutions and moral and aesthetic orientations. The subject conceptualises culture in the anthropological sense as a precondition, process and product of human thoughts and actions.... [-]

MSc

Master of Science in Biochemistry

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The Master’s degree course in biochemistry at the Goethe Universität Frankfurt is based on a long-standing tradition in biomolecular research and education. The course aims at providing scientific knowledge and occupational skills to candidates that they may become independent researchers. [+]

Goethe Goes Global - Master Scholarships Available Now Due to the Johanna-Quandt-Foundation, Goethe University Frankfurt is now offering scholarships for all master programmes with special emphasis on the research listed on this page. The “Goethe Goes Global” scholarship programme is a ground­breaking project and unique in the academic landscape of Germany. We are seeking outstanding candidates who are interested in joining one of our MA or MSc programmes of which are embedded deeply within our strongest research units (e.g Centers of Excellence, collaborative research centers, and LOEWE CENTERS). We will be offering 20 scholarships per year from 2016-2020 – if your primary motivation is research, come and join our highly international research community! Course content and focus areas The Master’s degree course in biochemistry at the Goethe Universität Frankfurt is based on a long-standing tradition in biomolecular research and education. The course aims at providing scientific knowledge and occupational skills to candidates that they may become independent researchers. The Master’s programme includes Cellular Biochemistry, Structural Biology and Biophysics/Biophysical Chemistry and allows setting focal points depending on the students interests. Training is arranged in close cooperation with the local research environment and includes the departments of Physics, Molecular Biology, Medicine, Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysics, Paul-Ehrlich-Institute and Georg-Speyer-Haus. The programme especially accommodates membrane proteins and structural biology, areas in which Frankfurt has a strong research tradition. Graduates will be able to make decisions that are based on rational case analysis and reflect an established scientific tradition, while keeping ethic and social conditions in... [-]

Master of Science in Bioinformatics

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Frankfurt am Main

Course content and focus areas The Master program is the second part of the consecutive Bachelor/Master study in Bioinformatics. [+]

Goethe Goes Global - Master Scholarships Available Now Due to the Johanna-Quandt-Foundation, Goethe University Frankfurt is now offering scholarships for all master programmes with special emphasis on the research listed on this page. The “Goethe Goes Global” scholarship programme is a ground­breaking project and unique in the academic landscape of Germany. We are seeking outstanding candidates who are interested in joining one of our MA or MSc programmes of which are embedded deeply within our strongest research units (e.g Centers of Excellence, collaborative research centers, and LOEWE CENTERS). We will be offering 20 scholarships per year from 2016-2020 – if your primary motivation is research, come and join our highly international research community! Course content and focus areas The Master program is the second part of the consecutive Bachelor/Master study in Bioinformatics. It is based on a Bachelor program in Bioinformatics and covers advanced topics from a research and application-oriented perspective. The following four topics are obligatory: (1) Sequence Analysis / Data Mining, (2) Network Analysis / Systems Biology, (3) Structure Analysis / Molecular Modeling, and (4) Neuroprocesses / Computational Neurobiology. Additionally, there is the possibility to choose from more than 50 elective modules from computer science, biology, mathematics, chemistry, medicine, and biophysics, in order to specialize in one or two research directions or to learn more about the various application disciplines of Bioinformatics. Study abroad is explicitly supported. Moreover, soft-skills, for example teaching a tutorial, advising students in a mentoring program and writing a research grant proposal will be... [-]

Master of Science in Biophysics

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The goal of the Master’s study course is deepening of knowledge and specialisation in the subject Biophysics. The courses are no longer strictly oriented within the classical subject boundaries and institute but are now more topic oriented and are offered interdisciplinarily in five areas of focus. [+]

Goethe Goes Global - Master Scholarships Available Now Due to the Johanna-Quandt-Foundation, Goethe University Frankfurt is now offering scholarships for all master programmes with special emphasis on the research listed on this page. The “Goethe Goes Global” scholarship programme is a ground­breaking project and unique in the academic landscape of Germany. We are seeking outstanding candidates who are interested in joining one of our MA or MSc programmes of which are embedded deeply within our strongest research units (e.g Centers of Excellence, collaborative research centers, and LOEWE CENTERS). We will be offering 20 scholarships per year from 2016-2020 – if your primary motivation is research, come and join our highly international research community! Course content and focus areas The goal of the Master’s study course is deepening of knowledge and specialisation in the subject Biophysics. The courses are no longer strictly oriented within the classical subject boundaries and institute but are now more topic oriented and are offered interdisciplinarily in five areas of focus: Spectroscopy, imaging and structural analysis Membranes, electrophysiology, bioenergetics and cell biophysics Theory, simulations and molecular dynamics Bio-analytical methods Nucleic acids These areas of focus reflect the areas of focus of research conducted by the university lecturers on campus who represent the biophysical subject areas and attractive and future-oriented fields of research. The necessary breadth of the education is achieved in that the student must select modules from all of the areas of focus as optional compulsory subjects. The depth of the education is achieved in that... [-]

Master of Science in Chemistry

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The Master’s programme not only offers the option of focusing on a specialist area but students will also acquire the necessary skills for this and they will learn to think independently and act responsibly. [+]

Goethe Goes Global - Master Scholarships Available Now Due to the Johanna-Quandt-Foundation, Goethe University Frankfurt is now offering scholarships for all master programmes with special emphasis on the research listed on this page. The “Goethe Goes Global” scholarship programme is a ground­breaking project and unique in the academic landscape of Germany. We are seeking outstanding candidates who are interested in joining one of our MA or MSc programmes of which are embedded deeply within our strongest research units (e.g Centers of Excellence, collaborative research centers, and LOEWE CENTERS). We will be offering 20 scholarships per year from 2016-2020 – if your primary motivation is research, come and join our highly international research community! Course content and focus areas The target of the study programme is to provide students with a further education in chemistry. The Master’s programme not only offers the option of focusing on a specialist area but students will also acquire the necessary skills for this and they will learn to think independently and act responsibly. Graduates should be able to assess the characters of chemical compounds and to apply the necessary methods for solving challenging chemical problems. Methods, procedures, research and industrial fields of activity are constantly changing, so it is the aim of the chemistry programme to teach students the necessary knowledge in a way that enables them to familiarise themselves quickly with new developments, to be introduced to new areas and to make independent contributions to further developments of research and technology in their specialised... [-]

Master of Science in Computer Science

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The Master of Science programme in Computer Science is aimed at graduates of Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and related programmes [+]

Goethe Goes Global - Master Scholarships Available Now Due to the Johanna-Quandt-Foundation, Goethe University Frankfurt is now offering scholarships for all master programmes with special emphasis on the research listed on this page. The “Goethe Goes Global” scholarship programme is a ground­breaking project and unique in the academic landscape of Germany. We are seeking outstanding candidates who are interested in joining one of our MA or MSc programmes of which are embedded deeply within our strongest research units (e.g Centers of Excellence, collaborative research centers, and LOEWE CENTERS). We will be offering 20 scholarships per year from 2016-2020 – if your primary motivation is research, come and join our highly international research community! Course content and focus areas The Master of Science programme in Computer Science is aimed at graduates of Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science and related programmes. The Master’s in Computer Science is the second professional degree following the Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and develops and expands knowledge of the subject in order to enable students to work independently in this field of science. One of the key goals of the programme is to stimulate students to work independently in research and development work on the basis of the methods, system expertise and different scientific views taught in the programme. The Master’s programme enables graduates to embark on a long and successful career in administration, business, industry and research, as the course is not limited to the latest content but instead focuses on fundamentals and... [-]

Master of Science in Geosciences

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Frankfurt am Main

Geoscience examines temporal and spatial changes in Earth’s system, changes that are linked to the features and material composition of geo matter by observing, measuring and modelling. [+]

Goethe Goes Global - Master Scholarships Available Now Due to the Johanna-Quandt-Foundation, Goethe University Frankfurt is now offering scholarships for all master programmes with special emphasis on the research listed on this page. The “Goethe Goes Global” scholarship programme is a ground­breaking project and unique in the academic landscape of Germany. We are seeking outstanding candidates who are interested in joining one of our MA or MSc programmes of which are embedded deeply within our strongest research units (e.g Centers of Excellence, collaborative research centers, and LOEWE CENTERS). We will be offering 20 scholarships per year from 2016-2020 – if your primary motivation is research, come and join our highly international research community! Course content and focus areas Geoscience examines temporal and spatial changes in Earth’s system, changes that are linked to the features and material composition of geo matter by observing, measuring and modelling. The dimensions range from the smallest temporal and spatial units (e.g. atmospheric discharges or crystalline structures) up to the age of Earth, the global continental drift and mantle convection. The diverse interactions require intensive co-operation among very different disciplines. At the Department of Geoscience/Geography at Goethe Universität Frankfurt, these disciplines are meteorology, physical geography, geology, palaeontology, mineralogy and geophysics. There are also close links with the Senckenberg Museum and the Institute of Applied Geosciences at TU Darmstadt. Lectures given by members of both institutions are included in the programme. The Master’s programme in Geoscience is based on traditional earth sciences and students receive instruction in... [-]

Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Frankfurt am Main

Neuroscience spans many disciplines. Its repertoire stretches from molecular biology and proteome research to systems neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience and clinical research. Successful research in neuroscience rests on a combination of differential concepts and methodical approaches. [+]

Goethe Goes Global - Master Scholarships Available Now Due to the Johanna-Quandt-Foundation, Goethe University Frankfurt is now offering scholarships for all master programmes with special emphasis on the research listed on this page. The “Goethe Goes Global” scholarship programme is a ground­breaking project and unique in the academic landscape of Germany. We are seeking outstanding candidates who are interested in joining one of our MA or MSc programmes of which are embedded deeply within our strongest research units (e.g Centers of Excellence, collaborative research centers, and LOEWE CENTERS). We will be offering 20 scholarships per year from 2016-2020 – if your primary motivation is research, come and join our highly international research community! Course content and focus areas Neuroscience spans many disciplines. Its repertoire stretches from molecular biology and proteome research to systems neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience and clinical research. Successful research in neuroscience rests on a combination of differential concepts and methodical approaches. The major objective of the programme is to offer to talented students a highly research-oriented training that will provide them with a broad overview of the most relevant fields of neuroscience, including basic neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience and computational neuroscience. This also includes relevant practical skills. The programme will confront students with various levels of complexity of neural functions from molecular biology to systems neuroscience. A major characteristic comprises the optional training in clinical neuroscience that will familiarise students with neuropathology and aspects of neurology and will provide them with hands on information on current technical... [-]

Master of Science in Mathematics

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Frankfurt am Main

Mathematics is a major cultural science with a history dating back to ancient times. However, it is also the driving force behind many modern technologies and has become a key technology in the Information Era. [+]

Goethe Goes Global - Master Scholarships Available Now Due to the Johanna-Quandt-Foundation, Goethe University Frankfurt is now offering scholarships for all master programmes with special emphasis on the research listed on this page. The “Goethe Goes Global” scholarship programme is a ground­breaking project and unique in the academic landscape of Germany. We are seeking outstanding candidates who are interested in joining one of our MA or MSc programmes of which are embedded deeply within our strongest research units (e.g Centers of Excellence, collaborative research centers, and LOEWE CENTERS). We will be offering 20 scholarships per year from 2016-2020 – if your primary motivation is research, come and join our highly international research community! Course content and focus areas Mathematics is a major cultural science with a history dating back to ancient times. However, it is also the driving force behind many modern technologies and has become a key technology in the Information Era. This fact contradicts the public image of mathematics, which is often seen as a closed world of theorems and arithmetic formulae. However, there are mathematical methods and processes behind issues and problems such as data compression and data safety, traffic control, the optimisation of financial instruments and non-destructive medical techniques. These processes give rise to a vivid science with many unsolved problems and an enormous impact on applications. Studying mathematics is highly appealing and a great intellectual challenge. It can help you prepare for a career as a mathematician in business and industry and as a mathematics... [-]

Master of Science in Molecular Biotechnology

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The M.Sc. in Molecular Biotechnology is a research-based study programme focused on White Biotechnology. Theoretical knowledge of chemical and biological processes (from molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry and analytics) will be put into practise on a molecular level and a technological basis will be established for the targeted production of biologically active molecules and production/synthesis processes that create scientific and economic added value. [+]

Goethe Goes Global - Master Scholarships Available Now Due to the Johanna-Quandt-Foundation, Goethe University Frankfurt is now offering scholarships for all master programmes with special emphasis on the research listed on this page. The “Goethe Goes Global” scholarship programme is a ground­breaking project and unique in the academic landscape of Germany. We are seeking outstanding candidates who are interested in joining one of our MA or MSc programmes of which are embedded deeply within our strongest research units (e.g Centers of Excellence, collaborative research centers, and LOEWE CENTERS). We will be offering 20 scholarships per year from 2016-2020 – if your primary motivation is research, come and join our highly international research community! Course content and focus areas The M.Sc. in Molecular Biotechnology is a research-based study programme focused on White Biotechnology. Theoretical knowledge of chemical and biological processes (from molecular biology, genetics, microbiology, biochemistry, chemistry and analytics) will be put into practise on a molecular level and a technological basis will be established for the targeted production of biologically active molecules and production/synthesis processes that create scientific and economic added value. Detailed insights into the function of biological macromolecules enable the development of innovative products and processes including tailor-made enzymes as well as new biomolecule-based methods of analysis, or drugs. Prerequisite for the programme is a Bachelor of Science (or equivalent degree) in biotechnology, biosciences or similar disciplines with a focud on molecular biology or biochemical methods. Start of the programme The study programme starts at the beginning of... [-]

Master of Science in Physics

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Frankfurt am Main

Physics is the science of the structure, characteristics, conditions and motion of matter and energy, as well as the underlying interactions and forces and the resulting dimensions. As such, it is the material basis of all natural sciences and all technical disciplines. [+]

Goethe Goes Global - Master Scholarships Available Now Due to the Johanna-Quandt-Foundation, Goethe University Frankfurt is now offering scholarships for all master programmes with special emphasis on the research listed on this page. The “Goethe Goes Global” scholarship programme is a ground­breaking project and unique in the academic landscape of Germany. We are seeking outstanding candidates who are interested in joining one of our MA or MSc programmes of which are embedded deeply within our strongest research units (e.g Centers of Excellence, collaborative research centers, and LOEWE CENTERS). We will be offering 20 scholarships per year from 2016-2020 – if your primary motivation is research, come and join our highly international research community! Course content and focus areas Physics is the science of the structure, characteristics, conditions and motion of matter and energy, as well as the underlying interactions and forces and the resulting dimensions. As such, it is the material basis of all natural sciences and all technical disciplines. It is a science that is based on activity, as it requires experimental and theoretical implementation, utilisation and further development of its content and methods. It is also a quantitative science, as the aim of physics is the quantitatively reproducible description of processes in nature and the production of quantitative correlations between different phenomena and classes of phenomena. In order to achieve these targets, physics relies to a large extent on mathematical methods. The wide range of tasks means that physics students must learn to be able to become acquainted... [-]

Master of Science in Quantitative Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing, Law and Economics

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The study programme Quantitative Economics (MSQE), which is taught in English, offers analytical and quantitative training that is closely linked to the Ph.D. programmes offered by the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management. Students can choose from five study areas. [+]

Goethe Goes Global - Master Scholarships Available Now Due to the Johanna-Quandt-Foundation, Goethe University Frankfurt is now offering scholarships for all master programmes with special emphasis on the research listed on this page. The “Goethe Goes Global” scholarship programme is a ground­breaking project and unique in the academic landscape of Germany. We are seeking outstanding candidates who are interested in joining one of our MA or MSc programmes of which are embedded deeply within our strongest research units (e.g Centers of Excellence, collaborative research centers, and LOEWE CENTERS). We will be offering 20 scholarships per year from 2016-2020 – if your primary motivation is research, come and join our highly international research community! Course content and focus areas The study programme Quantitative Economics (MSQE), which is taught in English, offers analytical and quantitative training that is closely linked to the Ph.D. programmes offered by the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management. Students can choose from five study areas: Quantitative Economics Quantitative Finance Quantitative Management Quantitative Marketing Law and Quantitative Economics In each of the study areas, students learn how to examine major economic questions and achieve scientifically based results using the concepts and methods they have acquired. Graduates of the MSQE programme can either continue their research with a dissertation in one of the Ph.D. programmes of the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management or start a challenging career in the field of economic policy, or the financial or marketing sector. The aim of the programme is for... [-]

Master of Science Molecular Biosciences

Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The M.Sc. in Molecular Biosciences provides in-depth knowledge of molecular aspects in genetics, biochemistry, developmental biology, physiology and cell biology via intensive training in several methodical and conceptual areas. [+]

Goethe Goes Global - Master Scholarships Available Now Due to the Johanna-Quandt-Foundation, Goethe University Frankfurt is now offering scholarships for all master programmes with special emphasis on the research listed on this page. The “Goethe Goes Global” scholarship programme is a ground­breaking project and unique in the academic landscape of Germany. We are seeking outstanding candidates who are interested in joining one of our MA or MSc programmes of which are embedded deeply within our strongest research units (e.g Centers of Excellence, collaborative research centers, and LOEWE CENTERS). We will be offering 20 scholarships per year from 2016-2020 – if your primary motivation is research, come and join our highly international research community! Course content and focus areas The M.Sc. in Molecular Biosciences provides in-depth knowledge of molecular aspects in genetics, biochemistry, developmental biology, physiology and cell biology via intensive training in several methodical and conceptual areas. Start of the programme The study programme starts at the beginning of the winter semester. Admission requirements Bachelor of Science or an equivalent bio-scientific programme Applicants with an international university entrance qualification and Bachelor's degree must prove sufficient German language skills according to the regulations of the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), the German language test for university entrance. Provisional admission Temporary admission is possible if the Bachelor of Science programme has not yet been completed; this requires a transcript of records stating a minimum of at least 80% of the required for the bachelor's degree CP (normally 144 credit points). [-]

Master of Science Physical Biology of Cells and Cell Interactions

Campus Full time October 2017 Germany Frankfurt am Main

The two-year Master's program Physical Biology of Cells and Cell Interactions is research-oriented and educates students in modern concepts and methods of cell biology and physical biology. [+]

Goethe Goes Global - Master Scholarships Available Now Due to the Johanna-Quandt-Foundation, Goethe University Frankfurt is now offering scholarships for all master programmes with special emphasis on the research listed on this page. The “Goethe Goes Global” scholarship programme is a ground­breaking project and unique in the academic landscape of Germany. We are seeking outstanding candidates who are interested in joining one of our MA or MSc programmes of which are embedded deeply within our strongest research units (e.g Centers of Excellence, collaborative research centers, and LOEWE CENTERS). We will be offering 20 scholarships per year from 2016-2020 – if your primary motivation is research, come and join our highly international research community! Course content and focus areas Since the winter semester 2011/12 the Faculty of Biology has offered the Master of Science in "Cell Biology and Physiology". For the winter semester 2015/16, this will be reissued as the new Master of Science in "Physical Biology of Cells and Cell Interactions". The two-year Master's program Physical Biology of Cells and Cell Interactions is research-oriented and educates students in modern concepts and methods of cell biology and physical biology. Scientific questions in the fields of cell biology and physical biology will be combined with developmental biology, cellular structure biology, bioinformatics, biochemistry, immunology, neuro-and plant physiology. The Master's program provides students with an understanding of fundamental life processes from cell growth, cell-cell communication and differentiation to hormonal, inflammatory, angiogenic signaling and aging. These processes are studied in context of cells, individual tissues... [-]

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