The degree programme

The Molecular and Technical Medicine bachelor's degree programme is the first of its kind at a German university of applied sciences. The programme content focuses on subjects from the natural sciences and medicine along with technical methods from both disciplines. The interdisciplinary approach allows the medical field to access the latest insights into cellular and molecular biology. This helps to ease the burden on doctors and sustainably improve patient care, particularly in terms of diagnosis and therapy.

This degree programme is suitable for all those interested in biology and biomedicine. It deals with biochemical and pharmaceutical processes, (applied) research in medicine and related fields. Different from the study of medicine at a university, the Molecular and Technical Medicine bachelor programme focuses on an interdisciplinary approach, diagnostics and applied research.

Quick Information

Degree awarded Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Undergraduate/postgraduate degree undergraduate
Duration of programme 7 semesters
Delivery full-time
Campus Schwenningen
Programme begin summer semester (March) and winter semester (October)
Application deadline(s) 15 January & 15 July
Restricted intake yes
Language of instruction German/English
Academic entry requirements university entrance qualification
Language requirements fluent in German, excellent English skills
Pre-sessional course / Foundation course requirement none
Additional requirements pre-course practical work required
Tuition Fees none
Programme accreditation ACQUIN accredited
Contact SDek-MTZ@hs-furtwangen.de

Good reasons to study molecular and Technical Medicine

  • Molecular medicine is the future of medicine – and the medicine of the future
  • Interdisciplinary degree programme
  • Broad educational basis combined with a variety of specialization options
  • Long-standing experience offering Bio and Process Engineering and Medical Engineering bachelor's degree programmes and a Biomedical Engineering master's programme
  • Comprehensive cooperation agreements with hospitals and companies
  • Excellent facilities
  • International focus in teaching and research
  • Small groups and individualized support
  • Excellent career prospects
  • Well-respected university

Programme Content

Interdisciplinary and with a practical focus

The Molecular and Technical Medicine programme utilises new insights and methods in molecular biology for medical purposes. Since the discovery of the DNA double helix, the field of biology has developed at a dramatic pace. New methods and technologies can now decode genomes, determine the genes associated with diseases, and last but not least, help develop individual treatment plans and medication tailored to each patient. Graduates of this programme are able to take advantage of the developments in the field of biology by applying them to medical problems, thereby contributing to fundamental changes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases.

Contacts for the future

Numerous placements within the university, events offered by cooperation partners in industry, and the mandatory internship semester all give students the chance to prepare for their future career, gain experience in the working world and network with potential employers.

Programme Structure

Entry Requirements

Advanced school-leaving certificate or university of applied sciences entrance qualification

An 8-week preliminary internship in a medical environment must be completed by the end of the 4th semester.

Foundation level studies

Semester 1
Anatomy and physiology I, biomedical fundamentals, physics and technology I, chemistry I, mathematics, economics and healt law

Semester 2
Anatomy and physiology II, physics and technology II, chemistry II, biostatstics and stochastics, health management

Advanced level studies

Semester 3
Medical microbiology, molecular biology and genetics, biochemistry and pharmacology, biomedical engineering, pathophysiology, languages I

Semester 4
Medical diagnostics, molecular medicine, radiological imaging processes and radiation protection, ethics and scientific studies, languages II, student research project

Semester 5
Practical study semester

Semester 6
Applied molecular diagnostics, specialization in the fields of biomedical engineering, applied bioinformatics, selected aspects of modern medicine

Semester 7
Bachelor's thesis

Career Prospects

Wanted: specialists in the growing health market

Thanks to the programme's practical training and broad curriculum, Molecular and Technical Medicine graduates enjoy excellent and virtually "crisis-resistant" career prospects, particularly in the health sector.

Clinics, medical centres and large medical practices

  • Diagnostics using imaging processes
  • Quality management, hygiene, medical engineering, laboratory engineering, environmental protection, environmental medicine

Business and industry

  • Fundamental research, applied research
  • Product development, test procedures, scientific studies
  • Telemedicine

Laboratories, research and development

  • Molecular diagnostics
  • Cooperations in scientific studies and general evaluations
  • Development, conception, and design of laboratory facilities

Universities, university hospitals and other educational institutions

  • Training of medical specialists

Government agencies in the fields of safety, environment and hygiene

  • Quality management
  • Hygiene management
  • Environmental and infection hygiene

Further Information in German

As the Molecular and Technical Medicine Bachelor degree programme is taught primarily in German, please click here for more detailed information regarding the programme on our German webpages.

Contact Information

For further information on the study programme please contact: SDek-MTZ(at)hs-furtwangen.de