Master of Science Medical Immunosciences and Infection

Study Discipline: Medical & Health Sciences
Study Programme Details
City: Bonn
Country: Germany
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree

Duration

24 Months

Scholarship Available

Yes

Language

English

About this Study Course

Immunology as the key to better health is the driving force behind the Medical Immunosciences and Infection program. This research-oriented international master’s degree delves into the complex relationships between the immune system and other bodily systems, such as the metabolic and nervous systems. It aims to equip students with cutting-edge knowledge and skills to address current and future challenges in medical research. The program focuses on understanding and treating immune-mediated, inflammatory, and infectious diseases. Students engage deeply with translational, immunological, and infectiological research, preparing them for impactful careers in medical science.

Overview

In the Medical Immunosciences and Infection program, students immerse themselves in the latest approaches in immunology and infection research through dynamic literature seminars and hands-on research projects. They can tailor their learning experience by selecting from a variety of elective modules, allowing for a personalized focus on areas of interest. Graduates of this program emerge with a comprehensive set of skills essential for independent academic work and a thriving research career. This program opens doors to various professional paths, including medical and biomedical research at prestigious institutions like the Max Planck Institutes, roles in the industrial sector, molecular diagnostics, and academic positions in universities and research centers.

Admission Requirements

  • University degree (German or non-German) in a relevant discipline
  • English language proficiency (CEFR level B2)
  • Minimum grade of 2.3 or local equivalent
  • Specific modules: Immunology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Anatomy or Physiology (30 ECTS credits total)
  • Additional modules: Chemistry, Genetics, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology or Microbiology (30 ECTS total)
  • Laboratory experience in at least one of the mentioned subjects (20 ECTS credits)
  • Core courses in Immunology and Infectious Diseases
  • Advanced Immunological Research Methods
  • Translational Medicine
  • Inflammatory Disease Mechanisms
  • Elective Modules
  • Research Project/Thesis

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Future Career Outcomes

Graduates of the Medical Immunosciences and Infection program have successfully ventured into diverse and rewarding career paths. For example, alumni have contributed to groundbreaking research at renowned institutions like the Max Planck Institutes, developed innovative diagnostic tools in the biotechnology sector, and held key academic positions. The program’s alignment with industry demands ensures that students are well-prepared to meet the evolving challenges of the job market. They acquire critical skills in advanced research methodologies, data analysis, and interdisciplinary collaboration, making them highly sought after by employers in both the public and private sectors.

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