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Master's Degree Programme Molecular Microbiology

In the master’s programme Molecular Microbiology, you gain a deeper knowledge of the field of microbiology. The core areas include molecular cellular biology, bacteriology – with a particular emphasis on the medically relevant aspects of infection biology – and environmental biology. You receive information about these specialised, future-oriented topics in lectures that transmit theoretical knowledge and numerous practical laboratory courses.


  • 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 and gene technology.
  • You perform experiments using modern scientific and technological methods.
  • You assess the results of experiments, identify problems and propose solutions.
  • You learn to develop new strategies by considering and assessing current research findings.
  • You use modern information technology in bioinformatics.
  • You work in teams and present results.
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 bachelor’s degree programme Molecular Biology offered at TU Graz and University of Graz is granted without further stipulations. Graduates of other bachelor’s degree programmes should register with the responsible representative at the Registration 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 2018/19:

8 July to 30 November 2019

Summer semester 2020:

7 January to 30 April 2020

Further informationen on registration and admission

International degree programme applicants: admission and application deadlines

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