Master´s degree programs at the Department of Biosciences

  • Medical Biology
  • Ecology & Evolution
  • Molecular Biology
Medical Biology
  • 4Semester
  • MScAcademic degree
  • 120ECTS
  • MAStudy
Medical biology is considered one of the central leading sciences for addressing global challenges such as demographic change, environmental change, and associated diseases such as cancer, allergies, autoimmunity, infectious diseases, cardiovascular, metabolic, and degenerative diseases. A detailed understanding of the complex molecular genetic, cellular, and physiological processes involved in human disease, the identification of novel diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive biomarkers, and the development and production of innovative drugs are prerequisites for both tailored, highly effective therapeutic approaches and targeted preventive measures. The Master’s program Medical Biology offers a future-oriented and high-quality education in the field of biomedicine and health at the interface between basic research and translational, clinical and pharmaceutical research.
Ecology & Evolution
  • 4Semester
  • MScAcademic degree
  • 120ECTS
  • MAStudy
Global change is leading to changes in almost all of the Earth’s ecosystems. Anthropogenic climate changes and massive direct influences of human society on ecosystems are responsible, for example, for the decline in biodiversity and for the scarcity of natural resources. The disciplines of ecology and evolution study elements, structures, functions and changes in our living environment. Conservation, protection and sustainable use of biodiversity and other natural resources require knowledge of ecological and evolutionary biological processes and their further study. This includes, for example, knowledge of the interactions of organisms with each other and with their environment, as well as an understanding of adaptation-related differentiation of species, populations and individuals in a wide variety of characteristics (genetic, ecological, morphological, physiological, developmental-reproductive) on different spatial and temporal scales. The Master’s program Ecology & Evolution offers a comprehensive, future-oriented and high-quality education in these areas and pursues integrative, experimental, interdisciplinary as well as internationally competitive educational and research approaches.
Molecular Biology
  • 4Semester
  • MScAcademic degree
  • 120ECTS
  • MAStudy
The Joint Degree Master’s Program Molecular Biology at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Salzburg and the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences of the Johannes Kepler University Linz offers an in-depth understanding of the molecular, cell biological and biotechnological disciplines of the life sciences. Building on a broad foundation of core scientific disciplines such as (bio)chemistry, (bio)physics, mathematics, and biotechnology, this program offers molecular and cellular-oriented biologists in-depth training in organic chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, bioanalytics, structural biology, genetics, cell biology, systems biology, and molecular biotechnologies. The study-specific training is rounded off by interdisciplinary subjects. The offer of this specialization in molecular biology is designed to be flexible in the sense that it reflects the current state and development in various disciplines of molecular biology. This offer is also oriented towards the demand on the part of the students as well as the respective available resources and the use of individual courses also by students of other fields of study.
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