Analytical Life Sciences

  • Abschluss Master
  • Dauer 4 Semester
  • Art Vollzeit

If you hold a Bachelor's degree in Biology and are interested in advancing your knowledge through higher education, you might be considering pursuing a Master's degree in biochemistry, pharmacology, or life sciences.

Our Analytical Life Sciences Master's program (M.Sc.) is designed to cover a wide range of topics and techniques, including cell biology, DNA sequencing, quality control, and forensics, making it a great fit for you.

Upon completing our Analytical Life Sciences (M.Sc.) program at Hochschule Fresenius, you’ll have the necessary skills to excel in specialized and management positions within the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries.


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Admission Criteria

In order to qualify for enrollment in our full-time Master's program in Analytical Life Sciences (M.Sc.) at Hochschule Fresenius, you must meet the following admission criteria:

Bachelor's Degree
You must have successfully completed a Bachelor's degree in Biology, consisting of at least 180 credit points.

Language Proficiency
 Since the program is taught in English, you’ll also need to demonstrate English language proficiency at Level B2 or higher of the European Framework of Reference for Languages.

It is important to note that if you are from a non-European Union or non-European Economic Area country, you’ll likely need a visa to study in Germany. This process can take several months, so it’s recommended that you start the application process as early as possible.

For further details, please contact our Study Advice Service.


Program Details

As a student pursuing a Master's degree in Analytical Life Sciences, you’ll delve into areas of study such as life science, biochemistry, data science, and pharmacology, providing you with a multidisciplinary education. During your time at Hochschule Fresenius, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities that will enable you to gain practical experience and apply theoretical concepts.

The Master's program encompasses a broad range of subjects, including basic principles of biochemistry and molecular genetics, data science, bioanalysis, and bioinformatics. You’ll also learn about signal transduction and cell biology, pharmacology, toxicology, and drug discovery and development, as well as life science applications, diagnostics, lab analysis, lab cell culture, and biochemistry. The program will equip you with a deep understanding of scientific methods, allowing you to design and execute practical projects with precision and accuracy.

The practical project component of the Master's program is an essential aspect of the curriculum, as it will provide you with hands-on experience working with cutting-edge technology and techniques. This will enable you to apply your newfound knowledge in a real-world context, preparing you for the challenges you will face in your future career.


Career Prospects

Upon completion of our Master's program in Analytical Life Sciences, you’ll have acquired a comprehensive understanding of life sciences and cell biology. This knowledge will provide you with the necessary skills to conduct in-depth analyses of biological molecules and pharmaceutical agents, making you highly proficient in this field.

Your expertise will make you a valuable asset in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry, and numerous career opportunities will become available to you. Some of the career paths open to you include the following: 

  • Research and development: Explore new areas of inquiry and develop innovative solutions to challenges in the field. 
  • Quality control: As a quality control specialist, you’ll be responsible for ensuring that the products meet the highest standards of quality and safety. 
  • Product management: Product managers oversee the development and marketing of new or existing products. 
  • Analytics: In an analytics role, you’ll use your skills to interpret data and draw conclusions from it. 
  • Technical and scientific sales: As a technical or scientific sales representative, you’ll use your expertise to help promote and sell products to clients.


Program Structure

During the first two semesters of this M. Sc. you’ll gain a strong foundation in the basic principles of biochemistry and molecular genetics as well as data science, bioanalysis and bioinformatics. In the second half of your studies, you’ll learn more about scientific methods and how to apply your newly developed skills to practical, real-life projects. In semester 4 you’ll complete your final modules as well as your Master’s Thesis.

Coursework for this Master’s programm includes

  • Basic principles of biochemistry and molecular genetics
  • Data science
  • Bioanalysis and bioinformatics
  • Signal transduction and cell biology
  • Pharmacology, toxicology, and drug discovery and development
  • Diagnostics
  • Lab analysis
  • Lab cell culture and biochemistry
  • Scientific methods


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