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:

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

... and many more.

 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 asks graduates to provide their opinion about the degree programme immediately after graduating. The survey results show how graduates evaluate the degree programme they completed from a subject-specific and organisational perspective.

 

The graduate survey is an important feedback tool for continuously improving the quality of studies.

Career Tracking of Graduates

The tracking of graduates provides information about the career paths of the University of Vienna graduates and aims at providing guidance for career entry after graduation (e.g. questions about the duration of job search until first employment after graduation, salary development and sectors that graduates are active in).