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University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU)

Biology - Specialization: Microbial and Plant Biotechnology (MPBiotес)

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Biology, Biotechnology
M.Sc.
Degree
120
ECTS
20
No. of places
English
English only
Language
Winter semester: 30 Apr
Summer semester: 31 Oct
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Both semesters)
Duration
Free
Tuition Fees (per semester)
Starting
Both semesters
Mode of admission:
without admission restriction 
Application:
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus

Course Description


The Master's program in Biology with the four specializations Microbial and Plant Biotechnology, Molecular Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Ecology provides a research- and practice-oriented education in the above-mentioned fields. The specializations are closely linked to the research activities of the participating research groups. This gives you the opportunity to acquire an appropriately oriented individual scientific profile and professional knowledge. The subject-specific qualification goal of this specialization of the Master's program in Biology is as follows:

Specialization: Microbial and Plant Biotechnology (MPBiotec)

The focus is on in-depth, basic science-based training in the biotechnology of microorganisms and plants. You will gain an intensive understanding of the molecular biology of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and the modern methods for their investigation and targeted modification. You will also learn the concepts of systems biology and bioinformatics and their applications. This knowledge is the basis for applied research topics that are worked on in the departments of the degree program. The range of topics includes, for example, infection mechanisms of bacterial and fungal pathogens of humans and plants, resistance mechanisms to antimicrobial agents, mechanisms of cultivated plants to achieve high yields and tolerance to abiotic and biotic stress factors.

Requirements


Qualification Requirements


Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent).

You also must:

  1. have received theoretical AND practical training in a bachelor program with content comparable to the classes taught in the biology bachelor program at the University of Kaiserslautern;
  2. have attended practical lab courses that teach basic experimental procedures in the subjects relevant for the specialization of the master program you are interested in;
  3. have already basic lab skills and solid theoretical knowledge in molecular DNA techniquеs.
GPA Comment

You must have completed your bachelor with a very good grade (toр 20%).

Language Requirements


The following certificates are recognised as proof of your language proficience.

languageEnglish
TOEFL pBT
min 550
TOEFL CBT
min 213
TOEFL iBT
min 79
IELTS
min 6
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no

Additional information:
In some cases an applicant can be exempt from providing English language test results. If your degree has been completed in a country with English as the state language, you will not need to take a TOEFL or an IELTS test.

Application & Admission


Application Deadlines



Special Deadline Case:
Winter semester: If you are a EU citizen, contact the university for an exact deadline.
Summer semester: If you are a EU citizen, contact the university for an exact deadline.

Application Procedure & Selection


Mode of Admission:
without admission restriction 
Admission Test/Interview:
None
No. of places available:
20
Application:
directly at University
Application Fee:

none

Location


1
University of Kaiserslautern-Landau (RPTU)

Further Information


For more information please check the

Course Website