Biomedical Sciences (BMS) - MSc

Research into challenging medical issues

You deal with the interactions between biological systems and materials, tissue engineering, biofabrication and advanced pharmacological and infectiological topics.

  • Geared towards research
    A research project lasting several months is an integral part of the curriculum.

  • Optimally prepared
    In-depth specialised knowledge in the fields of biomedicine, bioanalytics, materials science, and drug research.

  • Practical relevance
    Links to industrial institutions and research partners.

Further advantages

  • The degree programme delves deeper into biomedical subject areas. In addition to bioanalytical methods, bio- and surface technologies, material sciences and drug research, you will also study technical management, quality and innovation management.
  • You will take part in a research project in which you will work on current biomedical issues. An independent and application-orientated way of working is encouraged.
  • Internationality is a top priority: You can complete your Master's thesis in industry or research institutions in Germany or abroad.
  • With a Master of Science degree after three successful semesters, you will be prepared for a position of responsibility in various areas of biomedical and pharmaceutical research, development or production in a national and international environment.

We look forward to your application! 

Application deadlines: 31 August or 28/29 February

Application process


Carefully read the admission requirements.


Apply to Reutlingen Universtity online by 28/29 February or by 31 August.


Accept your place at the university.

Admission Requirements

  • Subject-related university entrance qualification (University degree in Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry or a relevant degree programme)
  • University degree with at least 180 ECTS (usually at least a Bachelor's degree or equivalent)
  • Degrees from foreign universities must be recognised by the Studienkolleg in Konstanz.
  • A good command of English at level B2, evidenced by the certificates listed in § 2 of the "Statutes on the required language skills for studying at Reutlingen University"
  • A good command of the German language. Proof is provided by means of the evidence listed in § 1 of the "Statutes on the required language skills for studying at Reutlingen University"


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This is how the online application works

Step 1: Register at hochschulstart.de, retrieve your applicant ID (BID) and applicant authentication number (BAN) there and select your desired degree programme at Reutlingen University.

Step 2: Register on the application portal of Reutlingen University and apply for your desired degree programme.

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Please switch to the English version on the following (after pressing apply now) page (Campus-PoRTal) if necessary. The button is located on the next page in the lower right corner.

Application deadlines: February 28/29 for the summer semester / August 31 for the winter semester.

Up to twelve applications are possible, three at Reutlingen University. If you activate the e-mail notification, you will be informed about the current status of your application.

Step 3: Decide which of your desired degree programmes you would most like to study and prioritise on hochschulstart.de. After an offer of admission, your applications with lower priority may be eliminated from the process. Therefore, be sure to prioritize your study programme at Reutlingen University if this corresponds to your preference.



This is how the enrolment works

Step 1: If the application was successful, you will be accepted on hochschulstart.de for your place at Reutlingen University.

Step 2: Register for your course of study on the application portal of Reutlingen University and transfer the semester fees


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Key facts

All facts and figures for your degree programme at a glance

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Admission requirements

University degree in Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry or a relevant degree programme. English and German

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Language of instruction

English and German

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Start of studies

Summer semester: Mid-March
Winter semester: Early October

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Duration of study

3 bzw. 4 semesters

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Available places

15 per semester

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Student Union fee and contribution to administrative costs, dues to student representative organizations

Innovative medical devices and biocompatible materials

The programme is aimed at students with a Bachelor's degree in biomedicine, life sciences, chemistry, or pharmacy. They work on the development of modern medical products and materials, such as stent coatings, cartilage replacements or artificial heart valves.

Structure and content

In the first semester, seminar-style courses are held to deepen knowledge of biomedical topics. The second semester is divided into block courses, for example on biomedical technologies or biochemical pharmacology, as well as a research project in which current biomedical issues are addressed. The master's thesis is written in the third semester.

1st semester

  • Statistics in Biomedicine
  • Scientific Methods
  • Analytical Methods in Biomedical Sciences
  • Materials & Applications in Biomedical Sciences
  • Microbiology & Virology
  • Technology Management
  • Industry-Related Topics

2nd semester

  • Biomedical Technologies & Regenerative Medicine
  • Advanced Pharmacology
  • Regulatory Affairs & IP Management
  • Projekt Oriented Learning

3rd semester

Master's thesis in industry or a research institution, in Germany or abroad

Studierende in Foyer

Studying at the School of Life Sciences

Where will I live, how will I finance my studies and why should I go to Reutlingen?



Questions, requests, suggestions?

Prof. Dr. Dr. Isabel Burghardt

Vice-Dean, Programme Director Master Biomedical Sciences

And after graduation?

As a graduate of the degree programme, you will have sound specialist knowledge and a high level of language and social skills. In short: everything you need for challenging tasks in a global working environment.


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Your qualification profile

As a graduate of the Biomedical Sciences degree programme, you will be prepared for a position of responsibility in various areas of biomedical and pharmaceutical research, development or production in a national and international environment.

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Typical industries

Whether in the pharmaceutical industry, in the medical technology sector or in biotechnology companies - your knowledge and skills are in demand everywhere.

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Possible fields of work

With the expertise they have gained, our graduates find a wide range of areas of employment, for example in medical technology, biomaterials, surface technologies, diagnostics, biotechnology and analytics.

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Your Master of Science Biomedical Sciences degree from the School of Life Sciences at Reutlingen University offers you the best prerequisites for an academic career and a doctorate.

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