Brief profile of the study course
Bachelor graduates and certified engineers attending the research-oriented study course in Bio- and Pharmaceutical Analysis, finalising in a Master of Science degree, can deepen their knowledge in the subject fields of analytical chemistry, bioanalysis, quality assurance, the life sciences, research and laboratory work. Interrelating with fellow students from all over the world is actively supported on this internationally oriented programme, which is conducted in English.

Main Subject Areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Bioanalysis
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Clinical and Forensic Analysis
  • Research and Laboratory Work

Career prospects

After successfully gaining your Master’s degree in Bio- and Pharmaceutical Analysis, you will be able to take up an executive position in the chemical, pharmaceutical or diagnostic industries, at public authorities or research institutes.

The deployment area is extremely diverse, ranging from research and development, quality assurance, product management, support and projects or application analysis, through to technical-scientific sales or after-sales service.

Advanced qualifications

A certified Master’s degree with a grade at least better than a 2 entitles you to a doctorate. In addition, graduates are entitled to participate on a Ph.D. programme.

Entrance requirements

The Master's study course in Bio- and Pharmaceutical Analysis (Master of Science) is directed at certified engineers specialising in chemistry or graduates holding a comparable degree, as well as at prospective students with a Bachelor degree in the fields of analysis, chemistry, pharmacy, physics or biology.

  • Bachelor degree (240 ECTS-Points) or equivalent with at least 240 ECTS points in a chemistry-related study area (analysis, chemistry, pharmacy, physics, biology) and a minimum grade: good/B- and
    Please note: Applicants who have less than 240 ECTS points or an insufficient knowledge of biochemical and instrumental analysis methods can attend a bridge course to make up the deficit in points or knowledge. The bridge course is only available in German and requires adequate German language skills. Bridge courses are conducted as a 1 to 2 semester full-time or part-time course depending on prior knowledge and required ECTS points.
  • Proficient English language skills

If English is not the applicant’s native language, one of the following language certificates must be provided: 

  • TOEFL: Internet 85 points or
  • IELTS: at least 6.0 pointsor
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English: Grade B