Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Master

You have a Bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutics, chemistry, or biology? Now you want to expand your knowledge and get ready to take on specialists and management positions in the pharmaceutical industry? Our Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Master will be just the right fit for you!

Over the course of four semesters, you’ll 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 basic 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 Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (M.Sc.), you’ll have skills highly sought after in the upcoming pharmaceutical industry 4.0. There’ll be a wide range of career options opening up for you, including positions in:

  • the production of biopharmaceuticals,
  • bioanalytical laboratories,
  • regulatory affairs,
  • quality management,
  • product management,
  • and in engineering consulting companies.

As a graduate of our pharmaceutical master, you’ll be well equipped to work in an international setting.

Your study program in detail

The Pharmaceutical Biotechnology Master covers various areas.

These include, amongst others:

Pharmaceutical industry

  • Introduction to the pharmaceutical industry
  • Sterile process and plant engineering
  • Good manufacturing practice
  • Upstream processing and bioseparation
  • Downstream processing
  • Qualification of technical equipment
  • Pharmaceutical process validation

Scientific methods

  • Biopharmaceutical analysis (e.g. ELISA, chromatography, mass spectrometry)
  • Pharmacology and toxicology of biopharmaceuticals
  • Laboratory work
  • Data science for pharmaceutical biotechnology
  • Biochemical process engineering


  • Project management
  • Lean management and six sigma
  • Professional communication and presentation

Naturally, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to work in our state-of-the-art laboratories.


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Your way to Hochschule Fresenius

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

You’ll need 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.

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.

Please be aware, if you come from a country outside the European Union or the European Economic Area, you will usually require a visa to study in Germany. It can take several months to apply for and receive your visa, so you should start the process as early as possible.

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