Master Study program Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
Master | Full Time

Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Master

You have a bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutics, biochemistry, biology, or related bachelor programs? You are thinking to expand your knowledge and get ready to take on specialists and management positions in the pharmaceutical industry? Our Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology master will be just the right fit for you!

Over the course of four semesters, you will gain in-depth knowledge and valuable skills for the biopharmaceutical industry. This pharmaceutical study program covers the entire value chain: from molecular structures and properties to fundamental principles of good manufacturing practice (GMP) and regulatory affairs in the tightly controlled environment of the pharmaceutical industry.


Career prospects with your study program

Biopharmaceuticals play an important and increasing role in combating diseases such as diabetes, cancer, or multiple sclerosis. The development of mRNA vaccines against the COVID-19 pandemic by biotechnology companies further illustrated the important work of experts in pharmaceutical biotechnology.

With a master’s degree in Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (M.Sc.), you will have skills highly sought after within the emerging pharmaceutical industry 4.0. There will be a wide range of career options open for you, including positions in:

  • Research & Development
  • Manufacturing of (Bio)Pharmaceuticals
  • Bioanalysis
  • Quality Control
  • Product- and Process Management
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Bioprocess Engineering and Consultancy

Your study program in detail

Graduates of the study program Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (M.Sc.) will have gained a sound knowledge and hands-on competencies required by the biopharmaceutical industry in key-areas such as (bio)molecular sciences, bioprocess engineering and industrial processes.

As a graduate of the Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (M.Sc.) program, you will have advanced your practical skills through a variety of laboratory classes and workshops and will have learned to work independently on scientific projects similar to those experienced in an industrial context.

  • (bio)molecular sciences
  • bioprocess engineering
  • industrial processes

Upon successful completion, you will have developed the necessary skills in

  • medical and (bio)pharmaceutical principles and technologies
  • data science
  • project management with a focus on the medical and biopharmaceutical industry
  • basic principles of biopharmaceutical process engineering and analysis
  • good manufacturing practice (GMP)-related topics and
  • plant engineering
  • solid knowledge in upstream processing, bioseparation techniques as well as downstream processing for the production of medical and biopharmaceutical products

You can design, visualize and simulate pharmaceutical processes and apply modern management methods to specific problems in the medical and biopharmaceutical industry.

Furthermore you are able to apply their knowledge in regulatory affairs to the biopharmaceutical value chain. You are also trained in biotechnological and bioanalytical methods for the analysis of (bio)pharmaceuticals and relevant excipients.

During your studies, you will complete three laboratory internships to apply your knowledge in practice.

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Admission requirements

To be admitted to the full-time master’s study program in Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (M.Sc.) at Hochschule Fresenius, you need to fulfil the following admission requirements:

You must have completed a bachelor’s degree with at least 180 credit points in a chemistry- or biology-related field of study, such as pharmacy, chemistry, biology, biochemistry, or biotechnology.

You should have previous knowledge in the fields of organic chemistry and biochemistry, e.g., documented by successfully completed modules.

The study program is taught in English, therefore you’ll also need English language skills at Level B2 of the European Framework of Reference for Languages.

The study program is taught in English, therefore you will also need English language skills at Level B2 o f the European Framework of Reference for Languages.

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