Molecular Biosciences

Degree: Master of Science
Application: mandatory
Course start: winter semester only (September)
Course duration: 4 semesters
Form of course full-time only
Language requirements: English (on application)
Language of instruction: English

Faculty of Biosciences

Course outline

The Faculty of Biosciences is introducing a new international M.Sc. / PhD programme in Molecular Biosciences. 
Nearly all of the teaching will be in English. The Molecular Biosciences course offers you an opportunity to continue your academic career in your favourite field of Biosciences. You can choose between eight different main subjects:

  • Cancer Biology
  • Developmental and Stem Cell Biology
  • Evolution and Ecology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Molecular Plant Sciences
  • Neuroscience
  • Systems Biology

Each of these is designed to provide both comprehensive and focused education and training in the most exciting fields of modern biological research. 
Each main subject represents a special research area in Heidelberg. Your academic training is modelled on the design of Cellular Networks, the cluster recently awarded funding by the German Council of Sciences and Humanities and the German Research Foundation in the framework of the Initiative for Excellence.
Our goal is to give you intensive education, training and tutoring with a strong emphasis on original research, thus providing you with an optimal start-off for the graduate programmes of our Faculty.

For more information see

Formal requirements


There is an access restriction and an admission restriction. Please consult the Admission Regulations.

Closing date for applications

The application deadline is 15 March for the following winter semester.

Application procedure

Application procedure information

Further information

Faculty of Biosciences

Admission to a higher semester

To apply for an advanced semester the applications must be submitted online to Heidelberg University’s Studentensekretariat. An application for Winter semester is possible from early June to 15 July, application for Summer semester possible from early December to 15 January.

Examination regulations

Examination regulations (15 December 2006)
Examination regulation (15 December 2006, amended version 28 November 2014)
Examination regulation (15 December 2006, amended version 10 December 2018)

Module Handbook

Please click here to find the latest Module Handbook.

Tuition fees

To study at Heidelberg University, tuition fees must are payable at the beginning of each semester.

Academic advisor

Dr. Andrea Wolk
Im Neuenheimer Feld 234, Office 515
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 am - 12 noon
phone: +49 (0)6221 545640


Faculty of Biosciences

Student representation

Im Neuenheimer Feld 230 (small office to the rear of the museum)

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Letzte Änderung: 13.02.2019