Medical Life Sciences: A Master’s programme in biomedical research

Welcome to Medical Life Sciences! We train students for careers in biomedical research. Check the webpage to find out what the programme is about and why studying Medical Life Sciences is worth your while.

Medical Life Sciences offerslab

  • a molecular focus on major disease indications
  • teaching by clinicians and scientists of international reputation  (Nature, Science, PNAS, NEJM publications)
  • project work in high-end research labs
  • studying in an international programme exclusively taught in English
  • in-depth information on paleogenetics of disease
  • opportunities to write your Master's thesis abroad in labs of research partners
  • integration into the Cluster of Excellence Presicision Medicine in Chronic Inflammation.


Medical Life Sciences is a full-time programme, the regulation study time is four semesters:

  • Each semester, 30 credit points  have to be acquired, i.e. 750-900 work hours need to go into your studies.

  • The fourth semester is dedicated to the Master’s thesis. The degree awarded is a Master of Science (MSc). 

  • Medical Life Sciences charges no study fees.

  • For enrolling at Kiel University, there is a one-time registration fee of 55 EUR.

  • The current university administration fee including the semester pass is 259 EUR/semester. The semester pass entitles you to free use of buses and trains in Kiel, Hamburg and the whole federal state of Schleswig-Holstein.

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