Course structure

In the first two terms, theoretical and practical principles are taught, whilst the last term comprise the practical phase for the Master´s thesis. In the first term, the principles of Molecular Genetics, Bioinformatics and Applied Biochemistry are taught. In a soft skills module, students learn about Quality Assurance and Science Law. The second term is dedicated to Genetic Engineering and Bioresources. Already in the first two terms, special topics are taught which are essential for the areas of specialisation. Thus in the area of Bioanalytical Science, Protein Analysis and Special Molecular Biology are on the curriculum and in the area of Marine Bioresources, topics such as Marine Ecosystems and Resources as well as Marine Aquaculture / Marine Biodiagnostics.

The Master Programme comprises the following modules, in addition to the final Master´s thesis:


  • Advanced Mircobiology
  • Bio-Resources
  • Bioinformatics
  • Bioprocess Engineering
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Marine Analytics: Biogeochemistry and Environmental Sensors
  • Marine Aquaculture
  • Marine Ecosystems und Resources
  • Marine Biodiagnostics
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Organochemical Analytics
  • Proteomics
  • Quality Management / Law of Sciences
  • Special Molecular Biology
  • Elective Modules