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.

Good reasons to study molecular and Technical Medicine

  • Molecular medicine is the future of medicine – and the medicine of the future
  • An interdisciplinary degree programme
  • A 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
  • An international focus in teaching and research
  • Small groups and individualized support
  • Excellent career prospects
  • A well-respected university

Admission requirements

University entrance qualification or entrance qualification for university of applied sciences.

As the programme is taught entirely in German, excellent proficiency in German is required.

Programme duration

The programme is seven semesters in length including an integrated internship.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Bachelor of Science

Molecular and Technical Medicine

Advanced studies

7. Bachelor thesis

6. Molecular diagnostics; specialisation in the fields of medicine, human biology, and medical technology

5. Practical study semester

4. First specialisation in the fields of medicine or chemistry or technology, molecular medicine imaging processes, business administration II, languages II, student research project

3. Medical microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, pathophysiology, pharmacology & toxicology, business administration I, languages I

Basic studies

2. Anatomy II, physiology II, physics II, chemistry II, mathematics II, cellular physiology, health management II

1. Anatomy I, physiology I, internship in medical fundamentals, physics I, chemistry I, mathematics I, health management I, scientific documentation

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

A 12-week preliminary internship in a medical environment must be completed by the end of the fourth semester.

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.

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
  • Design and implementation of clinical studies

Business and industry

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

Laboratories, research and development

  • Molecular diagnostics at the level of DNA, RNA, and proteins, research on pathomechanisms, genetic defects
  • Implementation of 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

Please Note

This study programme is taught entirely in German. Applicants must be fluent in German prior to application.

Should you have the required language skills and would like more information, please click here for detailed information in German on content, structure, entry requirements and application.