The Master's programme 'Biology' is based as a consecutive course of study on the bachelor's degree programmes 'Biology' and 'Molecular Biology' at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) or equivalent courses at other universities. The program is currently bilingual, requiring German and English languange skills.
You can choose from the modules offered. This gives you the opportunity to study according to your individual needs and to set yourself up broadly in terms of content and method. Alternatively, you can study in a focused manner and complete all modules in one focus. If you choose the latter option and the master's thesis is also in the main topic, this can be noted on the Master's certificate as the specialization direction of the respective Master's degree programme. You complement your studies with other key qualifications, which you can combine according to your personal interests and priorities. In this way, they can gain practical experience or qualify for future professional tasks.
- Module 1: Proteinbiochemistry and Bioinformatics (WiSe)
- Module 1a: Molecular Biologie and Proteom Research (WiSe)
- Module 2: Evolution, Ecology and Behaviour (WiSe)
- Module 3: Phylogenie, Systematics and Evolution of Flowering Plants (SoSe)
- Module 4: Prähistoric Anthropology (WiSe)
- Module 5: Population Genetics and Statistic Genomics (SoSe)
- Module 6: Animal Ecology (SoSe)
- Module 7: Molecular Genetics and Genom Analysis (WiSe)
- Module 8: Molecular Basis of Synaptic Plasticity (WiSe)
- Module 9b: Sensory Processing: Concept Neural Circuits and Tools (SoSe)
- Module 10: Molecular Cell Biology (WiSe)
- Module 11: Neuronal Basis of Behavior (SoSe)
- Module 12: Cellular and Molecular Basis of Motoric Bahaviour (WiSe)
- Module 13: Molecular Plant Sciences (WiSe)
- Module 14: Semi-genetic Labelling Tools for Biophysical Studies of Intrinsically Disor. Proteins (WiSe)
- Module 15: Microbiology 1 (WiSe)
- Module 16: Molecular Biology of Ageing (WiSe)
- Module 17: Erweiterte Qualifikationen (SoSe/WiSe)
Please note that some modules are only offered i winter (WiSe) or summer term (SoSe).
For more information about the organization, content and required language skills in the various modules, please refer to the relevant module description or the module manual.
The application process is carried out through the Student Secretariat of JGU Mainz.
Link to: Application Portal
Winter term: 01.04. - 15.05.
Summer term: 01.10. - 15.11.
The Faculty of Biology is organized in three institutes. Some of the working groups of the iOME and the IDN are already housed in the new BioZentrum I building, some of them also at the IMB. Since end of 2020 some iMP working groups have moved into BioZentrum II, most will be located at BioZentrum II from the summer of 2021. Currently, planning for BioCenter III is under way where the remaining groups from iOME, iDN and iMP will be located from appraximately 2025.
- Institute for Organismic and Molecular Evolution (iomE)
- Institute for Developmental Biology and Neurobiology (iDN)
- Institute for Molecular Physiology (imP)