Biotechnology (M.Sc.)

At a glance

DegreeMaster of Science (M.Sc.)
Length of course3 semesters
No. of places available

winter semester: 20
summer semester: 20

Start of courseWinter semester and summer semester
How to apply

All applicants with a German or International academic degree (B.Sc., B.Eng., M.Sc.):
Please apply online by using the English version of the application portal  (language switcher bottom right)
Please note: As the MSc programme is entirely taught in English, applicants do not have to provide proof of German language skills

Application deadline
(Please note: different deadline!)         

15. May for the winter semester   
15. November for the summer semester
(The application portal is open for applicants as of 9th October, 2023). 

Admission requirementsBachelor's degree with a minimum grade 2.5


Course-related advice:
Dean of Studies

Prof. Dr. Kioschis

Queries on applying and studying:
S. Schwarzelbach

Further information:
Go to Department B information pages




International degree programme provides an advanced qualification

Hochschule Mannheim offers an internationally recognised postgraduate university qualification through its Biotechnology (M.Sc.) master's degree programme.

This course is open to graduates of bachelor degree programmes from relevant disciplines, and provides an advanced qualification. The demanding course programme taught in English expands specialist knowledge in the broad working fields of biotechnology and biological chemistry, and thus opens up a wider choice of career opportunities.


The master's degree is particularly geared towards involvement in research and project work, combined with acquiring deeper theoretical knowledge.

The two specialised areas of the degree programme:

  • Bioprocess Development and
  • Biomedical Science and Technology

allow graduates of our international Biotechnology master's degree programme to find work regionally, nationally and internationally in industry and research institutions. 

Course objectives

The master's degree programme is taught entirely in English to reflect the international nature of this science, plus the companies operating in the area of life sciences.

German students can therefore get to grips with using the scientific language of English. The fact that the course is held in English also makes the degree programme attractive to international students. 

Course structure

Bioprocess Development
1. + 2. semesters

Biostatistics, Metabolic Engineering and Strain Development, Cell Culture Development, Enzyme Technology and Biocatalysis, Bioreaction Design, Process Automation, Protein Downstsream Processing and electives

Biomedical Science and Technology
1. + 2. semesters

Biostatistics, Biomedical Science, Cell based assays, Pharmacology, Drug Discovery, Genomics and Bioinformatics, Bioanalytical Science and electives

3. semester

Master's thesis
In industry or a scientific institution, both preferably in an international environment

Further options

Graduates of the master's degree programme seeking to pursue doctoral studies can choose from a wide range of options in the region.

Numerous doctoral theses are also conducted at Hochschule Mannheim institutions in cooperation with surrounding universities and other major research institutions. 

Why study the Biotechnology master’s degree programme at Mannheim?

Our degree programmes offer practical knowledge and skills, small class sizes and applied research.

The international nature of the degree programme paves the way for graduates to launch their career in the international world (of research). 

Further information on this degree programme

at Biotechnology