Universität Hamburg

Molecular Plant Science

M.Sc. (Master of Science)
Subjects: Biology
M.Sc.
Degree
English
English only
Language
Winter semester:  31 Mar
Application Deadlines
2 Years (starting: Winter semester)
Duration
Free
Tuition fees (per semester)
Starting
Winter semester
Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Application:
directly at University
Study mode:
On campus

Requirements


Qualification Requirements


Previous Degree

Bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in biology or molecular life science.

Any other bachelor’s degree provided that at least 74 ECTS credits of foundational coursework in the natural sciences have been proven to have been completed in the following disciplines:

  1. Mathematics (incl. physics and bioinformatics, if available): 6 ECTS.
  2. Chemistry (general; inorganic, organic, physical, and biochemistry): 8 ECTS.
  3. Biology: 60 ECTS.

Within these foundation courses, 30 ECTS credits must attest to the knowledge of laboratory practice and skills in chemistry and biology acquired in laboratory internships. Any credits lacking in mathematics and chemistry can be compensated by corresponding credits achieved in molecular biology. These credits shall be accumulated in addition to the 60 ECTS credits in biology. Furthermore, the bachelor thesis must be an experimental project. This information must be evident from the documentation submitted. If necessary, applicants may submit a separate letter detailing this information.

Language Requirements


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

languageEnglish
CERF English
min B2
Cambridge
min B2 First (FCE)
IELTS
min 5
TOEFL CBT
min 170
TOEFL iBT
min 80
TOEFL pBT
min 500
Cambridge
min C1 Advanced (CAE)
Cambridge
min C2 Proficiency (CPE)
Does the university recognize "other equivalent language certificates"? no information provided by university

Additional information:
English language proficiency can also be proven by a degree from an English language bachelor's degree program.

Application & Admission


Application Deadlines



Applications are open from:
Winter semester:February 15 (German)February 15 (EU)February 15 (Non EU)
Summer semester:

Application Procedure & Selection


Mode of admission:
local admission restriction
Admission test/interview:
None
Application:
directly at University
Application Fee:
none

Application Documents


You have to submit the following documents to applicate for a place in this master program:

  1. Application form. You have to fill in the form online via STiNE. Print it out and send it together with the other required documents (see below) to the application address announced at the bottom. Please do not forget to sign the application form.

Applicants who have finished their graduate degree before March 31th have to send the following documents in addition to their application form:

  1. Certificates of the bachelor's degree.
  2. In the case that modules, courses, and examinations are not listed in the certificate you have to add a "transcript of records".
  3. Language certificate (see language requirements).
  4. Certificate of additional qualification relating to the master's program, such as:
    1. Results of the first higher education degree.
    2. Participation in a university exchange program (e.g., Erasmus, DAAD).
    3. Internships (at least 4 weeks) with a clear connection to the content of the master's degree program in molecular plant science.
    4. At least 2 months of experience in a foreign country.

Applicants who are in the final stage of their bachelor without a certificate of the bachelor degree, have to send the following documents in addition to their application form:

  1. An official "transcript of records" where modules, courses, and examinations are listed and a preliminary overall grade has been given.
  2. Applications can only be considered if you can prove that you are able to complete your bachelor´s degree until the end of the first semester of the master's Molecular Plant Science while studying the modules provided for the first semester of the master's Molecular Plant Science.
  3. Language certificate (see language requirements).
  4. Certificate of additional qualification relating to the master's program, such as:
    1. Results of the first higher education degree.
    2. Participation in a university exchange program (e.g., Erasmus, DAAD).
    3. Internships (at least 4 weeks) with a clear connection to the content of the master's degree program in molecular plant science.
    4. At least 2 months of experience in a foreign country.

Application mail address:

University of Hamburg
Institute of Plant Science and Microbiology
Academic Office Biology
Dr. Markus Brändel
Ohnhorststr. 18
D-22609 Hamburg
markus.braendel@uni-hamburg.de

Further Information


For more information please check the

Course Website