Applied Bio and Food Sciences
At a glance
Programme titleApplied Bio and Food Sciences
Starts insummer semester
DegreeMaster of Science
Language of instructionDeutsch & Englisch
5 good reasons
Study in two languages
Write your master’s thesis abroad? Sure!
Study next to your job
Theory and practice always go together
Work and research in our state-of-the-art labs
It's a match if
You have a bachelor’s degree from a related field
You speak German at C1 level
You speak English at B2 level
You like to work in teams
You want to do research
What it’s about
Bio and food technology have an influence on every part of our daily lives basically: Environmental technology, medicine and bio-based raw materials; food quality and safety, new raw materials and production processes that are sustainable and save resources. In this degree programme we combine these two sciences and tap into the potential that this combination creates in research and knowledge transfer.
Course structure & majors
In the first semester of your studies you will acquire more in-depth knowledge on food technology and biotechnology. We’ll bring your technology knowledge up to date, teach you more about analytics and project management. In this semester the language of instruction in class will be German, but you will prepare yourself and your language skills for the role that English will play from the next semester on by reading English literature.
The second semester of your studies is a project semester. You will work on a current topic in a team and you will understand and practice the process behind academic projects, from the application to the presentation. You will present your project results at the Scientific Conference which you will also organise.
Your master’s thesis and the colloquium that goes with it fill the final semester of your studies. You can write your thesis with a company – in Germany or abroad.
You want to continue your studies?
Your master’s degree is the perfect qualification if you want to pursue a doctorate.
You want to work?
Your degree is the perfect qualification for jobs in a wide range of sectors. Applicants with your skills are sought after in these industries for example:
- Food industry
- Pharmaceutical sector
- Beauty product industry
- Life Sciences
What exactly your tasks and responsibilities will be largely depends on your interests nad strengths. Some of the areas you can work in are:
- Product development
- Quality management and assurance
- Production and optimising
The prospects on the job market are more than promising: Several studies show a significant increase in positions advertised by companies active in the field of biotechnology. The number of people with a university degree working in food technology is on the rise.
How do I apply?
If what you have read so far matches your strengths, interests and your idea of what you would like to study and do – in short, if this sounds like the perfect degree programme for you, you should apply.
Applying for a master’s degree programme is not much different from what you did when you applied for your bachelor’s degree programme. Depending on whether you have acquired your university entrance qualification in Germany or abroad, the application process varies. If you went to school outside Germany, please apply via uni-assist. If your university entrance qualification was issued by a German school, please apply via our Online Service Tool.