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Biosciences at TUM:
Master's Degree Programs

Our Departments and Schools offer a unique choice of master's programs within our interdisciplinary network of biosciences.

Each program allows you to develop your individual profile and harness your potential in the best possible way. And all of our programs have one thing in common: Research and Teaching of the highest international standard.

This page offers an overview of our master's programs with direct links to the biosciences. Due to the high level of flexibility offered by each program, the actual course of study may vary significantly based on your indvidual choices and preferences. You can find more details on the structure and focus of the programs on their respective pages.

Our master's degree programs at a glance

The master's degree program in Biology allows you to specialize in at least 3 of the 7 possible focus areas: Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Genetics, Medical Biology, Microbiology, Ecology, Zoology/Animal Sciences and Plant Sciences.

You have the option to develop one of your focus areas into a primary focus.

  • Campus: Weihenstephan
  • Focus: Biosciences
  • You need: B.Sc. in Biology or Molecular Biotechnology 
  • Duration: 4 semester
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The master's degree program in Biochemistry offers a wide choice of possible minors in chemistry and biology. This in turn allows you to create your individual profile at the interface of chemistry, biology and medicine.

  • Campus: Garching
  • Focus: Biology, Chemistry, Bioinformatics
  • You need: B.Sc. Biochemistry
  • Duration: 4 semester
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The master's degree program in bioinformatics is offered jointly by TUM and Ludwigs-Maximilians-University (LMU). It combines molecular biology, biochemistry and genetics with theoretical as well as applied computer sciences and computer linguistics.

The master's degree program in Biomass Technology is a joint degree with the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna. It offers a comprehensive training in utilizing and harnessing the potentials of biomass.

  • Campus: Straubing, Vienna
  • Focus: Agricultural and Forest Sciences, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Ecology
  • You need: B.Sc. in Natural, Engineering, Agricultural or Forest Sciences or in Economics
  • Duration: 4 semester
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The master's degree program in Biomedical Computing (BMC) combines computer science with biology and medicine. It aims to enhance medical diagnostic and treatment methods by developing innovative software solutions and imaging techniques.

  • Campus: Garching
  • Focus: Informatics, Biology, Medicine
  • You need: B.Sc. in Informatics / Computer Sciences, Mathematics, Physics or Electrical Engineering
  • Duration: 4 semester
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The master's degree program in Industrial Biotechnology deals with the industrial production of substances with the help of new biocatalysts and biotechnological procedures. As a highly interdisciplinary program, it draws equally on biosciences, bioprocess engineering and technical chemistry.

  • Campus: Garching
  • Focus: Industrial Biotechnology, Process Engineering, Applied Biosciences
  • You need: B.Sc. in Bio- or Engineering Sciences
  • Duration: 4 semester 
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The master's program in Molecular Biotechnology is devoted to the production and construction of natural as well as artificial biomolecules. It is based on the 5 pillars Biomolecules, Cells, Organisms, Medicine and Technology.

  • Campous: Weihenstephan, Garching, Munich
  • Focus: Natural Sciences, Molecular Biosciences, Red and White Biotechnology
  • You need: B.Sc. in Biotechnology, Biology or Biochemistry
  • Duration: 4 semester
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The international Master’s program Nutrition and Biomedicine combines human biology, nutritional science and medicine. Its interdisciplinary approach focuses on innovative solutions to current issues in modern nutrition and biomedicine.

  • Campus: Weihenstephan
  • Focus: Human Biology, Nutritional Science, Medicine
  • You need: B.Sc. in Nutritional Sciences or in Natural Sciences with a focus on biosciences
  • Duration: 4 semester
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Given its interdisciplinary orientation, the master's program in Pharmaceutical Bioprocess Engineering is unique in Germany. The program is founded upon engineering, the natural sciences and economics, as they relate to innovative biopharmaceutical technology.

  • Campus: Weihenstephan
  • Focus: Process Engineering, Process Automation, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry
  • You need: B.Sc. in Food Technology und Biotechnology, Bioprocess Engineering or Brewing and Beverage Technology
  • Duration: 4 semester
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The master's program in Food Technology and Biotechnology is a highly renowned program at the Technical University of Munich. The program is rooted in in engineering, the natural sciences and economics, as they relate to food technology.

  • Campus: Weihenstephan
  • Focus: Process Engineering, Process Automation, Food Technology
  • You need: B.Sc. in Food Technology und Biotechnology, Bioprocess Engineering or Brewing and Beverage Technology
  • Duration: 4 semester
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