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Master's Degree Programme Molecular Microbiology

In the master's degree programme Molecular Microbiology, you will gain in-depth knowledge in the fields of genetics and the molecular biology of microorganisms. The key areas are molecular cell biology, infection biology and microbial research. You conduct practical work in current research projects in the most highly equipped laboratories and modern infrastructure.


  • You acquire fundamental knowledge in the fields of microbiology, cell biology, genetics and infection biology.
  • You learn how to plan and conduct microbiological and molecular biological experiments.
  • You use practical and analytical techniques relevant to microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and bioinformatics.
  • You perform experiments using modern scientific and technological methods.
  • You evaluate the results of experiments, identify problems and develop proposals for solutions.
  • You learn to critically analyse scientific data, interpret them responsibly and with integrity, and present them clearly.
  • You use modern information technologies.
  • You work in teams and present the results of projects or scientific work.

Compulsory and Elective Modules

You will gain basic knowledge in the specialised areas in compulsory modules. In addition, you can choose individual key areas in elective modules.

Compulsory modules:

  • Microbiology and Infection Biology
  • Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
  • Systems Biology and Bioinformatics
  • Research Molecular Microbiology

Elective modules:

  • Microbiology and Infection Biology
  • Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
  • General elective module

More detailed information about the contents can be found in the Curriculum.

Source: Lunghammer – NAWI Graz
  • Duration of study:  4 semesters
  • ECTS credit points: 120
  • Academic degree: Master of Science (MSc)
  • Language of instruction: German
    Some courses in English.
  • Admission procedure: The admission of graduates of the NAWI Graz bachelor’s degree programme Molecular Biology is granted without further stipulations. Other preliminary studies, for which admission without stipulations is possible, can be found in the curriculum. Graduates of other bachelor's degree programmes should apply in the Registrar's Office.

Curriculum (in German)

Semester plan

Career Options

Graduates are usually employed in leading positions in both the basic and applied sciences, such as in

  • medical and pharmaceutical research,
  • envionmental analysis,
  • the field of medical diagnostics and
  • in agricultural research fields.

Graduates answer scientific questions posed from several different areas, such as

  • molecular microbiology,
  • infection biology,
  • molecular cell biology
  • molecular genetics.

Admission Deadlines

Winter semester 2021/22:

12 July to 30 November 2021

Summer semester 2022:

10 January to 30 April 2022

Further informationen on registration and admission

International degree programme applicants: admission and application deadlines

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