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Bachelor's Degree Programme Molecular Biology

Why do strawberries taste so good? The molecular biologists know why: reactions on a molecular level are responsible for the fruity-sweet taste. At the interface between biology and chemistry, the field of molecular biology is the basis for many applications in biotechnology, gene technology and biomedicine. Through the bachelor’s programme Molecular Biology at TU Graz, you can lay a foundation for a scientific career in the molecular and technical biosciences.


  • You acquire fundamental knowledge in the natural sciences, for example, in mathematics and physics.
  • You learn the basics of chemistry, including organic, physical and analytical chemistry.
  • You become familiar with fundamental knowledge in the biological sciences, for example with zoology, botany, microscopic techniques and immunological methods.
  • You learn about microbiology and cell biology, for example about the molecular ecology of microorganisms and about antibiotics and their mechanisms of action.
  • In the areas of molecular biology and genetics, you become familiar with molecular analyses and gene technology.
  • You deepen your knowledge in the areas of biochemistry and biotechnology.
Source: Lunghammer - NAWI Graz
  • Duration of study: 6 semesters
  • ECTS credit points: 180
  • Academic degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Language of instruction: German
    Some courses in English.
  • Additional examination: Biology
  • Admission procedure

Curriculum (in German)

Semester plan

Sarah Fusz, Source: TU Graz
Sarah Fusz, bachelor's degree student in Molecular Biology

What do I like best about my degree programme? Working with others in the laboratory. We all have different strengths and can help one another out.

Career Options

Molecular biologists gather information about, analyze and evaluate biological reactions and their reciprocal effects with the environment on molecular, cellular and organismic levels.

In order to pursue a career as a molecular biologst, you will need to obtain an advanced degree in a specific Master’s Programme.


Admission Procedure

Before you can enrol in the programme, you must complete the admission procedure.

Registration period for the academic year 2019/20: expired

Registration period for the academic year 2020/21: spring 2020

Register for the admission procedure through the Registration Portal of the University of Graz.

Regulation on the admission procedure (in German)

Admission Deadlines


General admission period: 8 July to 5 September 2019

Additional admission period: 6 September to 30 November 2019


General admission period: 7 January to 5 February 2020

Additional admission period: 6 February to 30 April 2020

Further informationen on registration and admission

International degree programme applicants: admission and application deadlines

Information and Advice for Prospective Students

Graduates Can Pursue Master’s Degrees in the Following Programmes

EN: The language of instruction is English.

* NAWI Graz degree programme