Master of Science Microbiology

Study Discipline: Science & Mathematics
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


24 Months

Scholarship Available



Finnish, German

About this Study Course

The Master of Science in Microbiology immerses students in cutting-edge research and practical applications across diverse microbiological fields. This program covers key areas such as general and applied microbiology, medical and pharmaceutical microbiology, virology, and agricultural and food microbiology. With a focus on current trends and future innovations, the curriculum equips students to tackle pressing global challenges such as antibiotic resistance, biotechnology advancements, and sustainable agricultural practices. Through hands-on laboratory work, students gain expertise in modern techniques and methodologies, preparing them for a dynamic career in microbiology and related fields.


The Master of Science in Microbiology program stands out for its extensive practical training and emphasis on independent research. Students explore all aspects of microbiological systems, including systematic, physiological, molecular-biological, and genetic perspectives. The curriculum is designed to develop essential skills, enabling students to independently plan, execute, and present scientific research.

Proficiency in both oral and written communication, including in English, is emphasized to prepare students for the global scientific community. Graduates are well-equipped for careers in basic and applied microbiology, spanning academia, industry, and public sector roles. The program’s integration of theoretical knowledge with practical applications ensures that students are ready to contribute to advancements in microbiology and related fields.

Admission Requirements

  • University degree (German or non-German) in a relevant discipline
  • German language proficiency (DSH level 2, CEFR level C1, as per DSH exam regulations)
  • English language proficiency (CEFR level B2)
  • Specific modules: Knowledge in microbiology at the Bachelor of Biology level, amounting to 5 ECTS credits or equivalent
  • General Microbiology
  • Applied Microbiology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Pharmaceutical Microbiology
  • Virology
  • Agricultural Microbiology
  • Food Microbiology
  • Research Project/Thesis

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Future Career Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Science in Microbiology program have successfully pursued careers in diverse sectors, including research institutions like Max Planck and Helmholtz Institutes, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, and public health organizations.

For instance, alumni have played crucial roles in developing new antibiotics, advancing biotechnological innovations, and ensuring food safety standards. The program aligns with industry demands by fostering critical skills such as problem-solving, analytical thinking, and effective communication. These skills are vital in the rapidly evolving job market, making graduates highly competitive for roles in scientific research, industry leadership, and public health advocacy.

Visa Requirements:

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