Molecular Biology (Master)

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The master’s programme in Molecular Biology aims at providing students with profound expertise in the field of molecular biology, in the framework of a curriculum with an internationally competitive orientation. Students learn to understand and analyse the chemical reactions in cells on a molecular level and in context. This way, they broaden their knowledge of the methods in molecular biology, and are then able to work on complex molecular and biomedical questions independently, using state-of-the-art large-scale equipment. They can select one of the following specialisations according to their interests: Biochemistry, Molecular Structural Biology, or Molecular Cell Biology. All of these fields represent central subject areas of molecular biology.

Master of Science

Degree Programme Code: 066 834

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: German

NO entrance examination

Curriculum

Attention

Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study Programme

The degree programme consists of the following modules: Biochemistry, Molecular Structural Biology, Molecular Cell Biology, Molecular Medicine, Neurosciences, Molecular Biology, and Additional Scientific Skills for Biologists. In addition, students have to write a master's thesis and pass a master’s examination.

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

  • Signal transduction
  • Endocytosis and exocytosis
  • Fertilisation biology
  • Lipoprotein metabolism
  • Reverse genetics

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.



After Graduation

Graduates can pursue a career in the following occupational fields:

  • academic career in private and public higher education and research institutions (in the fields of chemistry, biology, or medicine with a focus on biochemistry)
  • research activities and career in a clinical setting (e.g. genetic medicine, medical and biological fields of basic research, clinical research, as well as therapy design)
  • chemical and pharmaceutical laboratories and biotechnology (from start-ups to large-scale industry)
  • public administration in the fields of chemistry, environment and medicine (e.g. risk assessment, genetic engineering and infection biology)
  • product development (development of therapeutics and diagnostics), production and quality control in the chemical and pharmacological industry
  • product management for chemical, biomedical and pharmaceutical companies
  • high resolution molecular biological and chemical analysis, clinical and environmental diagnostics (industry, clinics, private companies)
  • patent sector (national/international organisations and companies).

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University of Vienna regularly surveys graduates after the completion of their degree programmes about their experience with their degree programme and the university itself. The survey gives you insight into graduates perspectives of their studies from a subject and organizational related point of view.

Information about the Graduate Survey

Career Tracking of Graduates

The alumni tracking provides information on the career progression of the graduates of the University of Vienna and provides orientation for entry into the profession after graduation (e.g. search duration of first job, salary development and sectors in which graduates are active).

Information about the Career Tracking of Graduates