University of Heidelberg

MSc program
Molecular Biosciences
Major Molecular and Cellular Biology

Welcome to the MCB program!

The MSc degree qualifies for entry to European doctoral programmes, and also for a variety of other careers. Heidelberg is famous for its concentration of world-class biological research laboratories, many of which are open to students on our MSc course.
The Major Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) is ideal for students who want a career in biological or biomedical research. With over 50 staff, many of whom also teach in other majors, we offer a huge range of practicals and laboratory placements and a uniquely broad spectrum of research topics and state-of-the art techniques. Our staff are spread not just over four University research centres, but also at EMBL, the German Cancer Centre (DKFZ) and a Max-Planck Institute. You can try studies in structural biology; intracellular protein trafficking; protein folding; genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics; high-end microscopy, and much more. Research subjects range from fundamental to applied: you can work with bacteria, yeast, insects, worms, mammals, malaria parasites.....  with subjects including ageing, cancer biology, drug design, development, immunology, plant stress responses, stem cells..... The choice is yours.
You can also apply to our international MSc/PhD program. Click on the link for further information.

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Last update: Sep 2017