The Master of Science in Molecular Medicine primarily focuses on biomedical issues and examines those using methods and experimental approaches from the fields of molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, and physiology. The skills acquired in this programme can be used in biomedical research and medical biotechnology. This degree programme meets the quickly growing need in the field of molecular and biomedical research for scholars with basic knowledge of medicine and natural science.
Extensive laboratory experiments, the goal of which is to teach students modern experimental methods, are a major part of this degree programme. In addition, students work at two or three different institutions and thus familiarize themselves with a variety of research methods currently in use. This part of the programme also trains the students' ability to apply the methods about which they have read in the course literature independently.
For this master's program, you need a subject-specific undergraduate degree (minimum 6 semesters/180 ECTS-Credits) or a recognized equivalent. The master's program is a consecutive course, based on the bachelor's program in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology at the Faculty of Biological Sciences of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena.
You need to complete 120 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at https://www.uni-jena.de/en/msc_molecular_medicine
Graduates of the M.Sc. in Molecular Medicine will find an ever-expanding range of career opportunities available to them, including positions in biological research institutes, clinics, biotechnology companies, and state authorities.
One key area of work is pharmaceutical research. This branch is predicted to experience enormous growth in the near future. Based on innovative pure research results, entirely new substances are being used to treat neurodegenerative, oncological, infectious, and cardiovascular diseases. Companies in this field therefore urgently seek people with exactly the expertise taught in this degree program.
Physicians who earn the M.Sc. Molecular Medicine as an additional qualification creates new career paths in clinical research. This includes intensive research during their postgraduate education (connected periods of research during their training to become a specialist), research positions with flexible working hours (100% independent research or 50% independent research and 50% clinical work), and other opportunities such as research groups or professorships.
You can join one of the following careers: