In a Nutshell

Master program:
Bioanalysis M.Sc.
Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Program form:
full-time, consecutive Master's program
Program structure:
3 semesters (incl. Master's thesis), 90 ECTS
Program start:
summer semester (March 15); winter semester (October 01)
Admission requirements:
Completed university studies with at least 180 ECTS in the field of bioanalysis, instrumental analysis, environmental chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, food analysis or a related field of study. No specific grade point average required for admission. For detailed information see study and examination regulations.
Instruction language:
German (level C1 required) and English
accredited by Acquin
from May 02 to July 15 (for winter semester) 
from November 15 to January 15 (for summer semester)


The Coburg bioanalysis program (Bachelor’s and Master's) sees itself as an interdisciplinary program that combines the methodological knowledge from different subject areas for the purpose of finding solutions to problems. In the Master's program, scientists from biology, chemistry, and related disciplines teach and conduct research. These scientists from the subdisciplines of microbiology, biochemistry, physical chemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology, and biotech organize joint projects and thus bring together different views and methods. The academic program has access to modern labs that allow students to apply their theoretical knowledge directly to practice.


Research and Practice

The Master's program at Coburg University stands out due to its scientific nature and very high practical orientation. Wide-ranging and close regional, national, and international contacts to the industrial practice and research institutes provide a solid foundation for both. Students can participate in the current research projects of their mentors. The Master's thesis gives them the opportunity to tackle practice-relevant and challenging topics intensively using modern research methods.


Structure of the Program

Semester 1

  • Analysis for molecular biology
  • Bioscience seminar
  • Instrumental analysis and methodology
  • Clinical analysis
  • Ethics in biology and medicine

Semester 2

  • Project work: Methodology development
  • Bioanalysis colloquium
  • Excursion
  • Compulsory electives

Semester 3

  • Master's seminar with presentation
  • Master's thesis

Curriculum and Examination Regulations

The [study plan]* provides an overview of the structure of the program. The [module manual]* provides information about the content of the individual modules. The [study and examination regulations]* form the legal basis for the study program. Contact your academic advisor Prof. Dr. Stefan Kalkhof concerning the content of the program.

*only available in german at the moment

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Job Perspectives

The Master’s program expands and deepens the basic and technical knowledge conveyed in the Bachelor program. Graduates qualify for challenging work in research and leadership responsibilities, for instance in development, production, and quality assurance. Graduates can work in a variety of potential industries. This includes: (bio) analysis labs, food industry, pharmacology, clinics, forensics, environmental technology and analysis, hygiene etc. Master’s graduates can also apply for higher ranking positions in public agencies and authorities.

Cooperative doctoral studies

Graduates with a good Master's degree can continue to work in research and academia after completing the Master’s program. They also have the possibility of writing their dissertation at Coburg University and getting their Ph.D. in cooperation with a university.

Application and Admission Requirements

Admission requirements

  • Diplom or Bachelor’s degree with a GPA of 2.5 or better (German grading system); the final grade must be available
  • Fields of core program: bioanalysis, chemistry, biology, and related fields
  • At least seven semesters (210 ECTS), including a required internship or six semesters (180 ECTS) without required internship semester, which needs to be made up by the time the Master’s thesis is registered.


Here you can find all the important information about evaluating your school-leaving certificates and learning German in order to start a master program at the University of Coburg.

Since the program is taught in German, you also have to prove your knowledge in German before the start of studies (level C1/C2).



Further and current informations can also be found on the German website of this course.