Banner Medical Biology
Course Duration / ECTS 4 semesters / 120 ECTS
University degree Master of Science (MSc)
Faculty Faculty of Natural Sciences
Department Biosciences
Mode Full time
Study ID D 066 231
Admission Requirements Students must hold a Bachelor's degree (or comparable
degree) in an equivalent or related field from an accredited
Austrian or foreign institute of higher education.

What will I learn?

Medical biology is regarded as one of the central leading sciences required to manage global challenges such as demographic and environmental change with their accompanying diseases such as cancer, allergies, autoimmunity, and infectious diseases, as well as circulatory disorders and cardiac, metabolic and degenerative diseases. A detailed understanding of the complex molecular genetic, cellular and physiological processes in the human disease process, the identification of new diagnostic, prognostic and predictive biomarkers, as well as the development and production of innovative medication provides the precondition for customized and highly effective therapeutic approaches and targeted prevention measures. The Master's course in Medical Biology offers a forward-looking high-quality education on the interface of basic research and transnational, clinical and pharmaceutical research.

Which career opportunities do I have?

The advanced education in the field of medical biology opens up a broad variety of occupations for graduates in private and public enterprises and institutions in the areas of healthcare and medicine. Graduates of the MSc course in Medical Biology are qualified to work in the fields of research, development, production, analytics and distribution in the pharmaceutical industry and in the biotechnology sector, research and teaching in public research institutions and in the academic sector, research and development in the healthcare and medical sector such as clinical institutes, collaborations on clinical studies as well as quality management in the pharmaceutical and the biotechnological industry.

Why Salzburg?

Besides a high-quality education in the biomedical subjects, the MSc course is distinguished by its close embedding in the regional research emphases and its cooperation with clinical institutes on site (e.g., cancer, immunology and allergy research, regenerative medicine and nanobiology.

How is the course structured?

Medical Biology MSc

Advanced Molecular and Structural Biology6 ECTS
Advanced Cell Biology6 ECTS
Computational Biology in Biomedicine6 ECTS
Anatomy and Histology6 ECTS
Medical Physiology6 ECTS
Science Communication and Soft Skills6 ECTS
Molecular Mechanism in Cancer6 ECTS
Nanomedicine and Nanobiology6 ECTS
Regenerative Biology and Ageing6 ECTS
Advanced Immunology and Allergology6 ECTS
Research Lab Training & optional modules24 ECTS
Master's thesis30 ECTS
Optional subjects6 ECTS
Total120 ECTS


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