Degree Master of Science
Start of study Summer semester
Application period Summer semester 15 December until 15 January
Standard period of study 3 semesters
Credits 90


Admission restricted Yes
Admission requirements
  • University degree (overall grade 2.5 or ECTS grades A+ to C+) from the fields of biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, ecology or a related degree programme with a strong biology orientation
  • 210 ECTS credits (applicants with a university degree and 180 ECTS are offered the opportunity to acquire the missing 30 ECTS)
  • English B2
Language of instruction German, English
Faculty/institution School of Nature and Engineering
Integrated stay abroad No

Biology is involved in solving many problems of the present and future. Biologists are much in demand. In many areas, their scientific expertise is indispensable when it comes to finding cutting-edge solutions, e.g. for the conservation of our natural environment and biodiversity, sustainable use of all terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, development of new materials, biomedicine and biotechnology, national and international nature conservation and blue sciences. As a graduate of the Master's programme, you will have the prerequisites to take on specialist and management tasks in many of these fields – a profession with a future! 

The International Master's programme in Industrial and Environmental Biology deepens the technical and methodological competences acquired through a Bachelor's degree in biology. A main feature of the programme is project and research-oriented teaching in close cooperation with partners in the region. 

In the focal areas of industrial biology and environmental biology, you will acquire specialist knowledge and methodological skills relating to specific issues and problem areas, project management, (intercultural) communication, presentations, team leadership, self-reflection and critical faculties. 

We expressly encourage and support our students to assume social responsibility through active participation in projects and events on sustainable future-oriented developments. 

Career prospects

Programme structure

Examination regulations (German)


In the Master's programme, students are generally free to complete their projects or Master's thesis abroad. The courses already regularly offered by the following lecturers expand the range of courses.

Cooperation partners

Also in the field of technical and applied biology, HSB maintains numerous collaborations with national and international institutions. 


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