Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (Master)
Fakultät Life Sciences
In which career fields will I work?
Biotechnology is a key technology. The hitherto education in biotechnology at HAW Hamburg has experienced a quite heterogeneous positioning of our graduates on the employment market. Graduates can work both in the areas of production or development in industry or in research institutes.
Typical fields of activity can be grouped as follows:
Also ambiguous activities in the international business are accessible and chances for executive functions are disclosed. Graduates are qualified to join a doctorate program subsequently of this master program.
What is the content of the degree programme?
The master program Pharmaceutical Biotechnology is a consecutive, discovery-led course based on a bachelor degree in the field of biotechnology or closely related fields. It is aimed at improving professional knowledge in the area of biotechnological processes in the pharmaceutical industry, taking into account a rapid developing industry. It also fosters the interdisciplinary competences of students in research and development.
Seven modules are offered in the first academic year, subdivided into lectures, seminars, practical courses and projects. Soft skills and key qualifications are acquired within the courses.
The study ends with the master thesis, where students prove their interdisciplinary competence in research and development. A period of 6 months is allowed for completion.
What is particular to the degree programme?
|Teaching and assessments are predominantly in English language, but German is spoken in all laboratories and is the predominant language at the University. Therefore, knowledge in German language is needed. Enrolees graduated at a Fachhochschule (polytechnic or equivalent) and having a diploma or equivalent degree in a related degree program may be appointed to follow a customized course program comprising specific degree subjects and core competences of the master program and specialisation of the enrolee. This customized program must be approved by the advisor and the examining board. Study programs in Biology or Pharmacology, for example, do not qualify to enrol in this master program due to missing engineering subjects.|
If in the previous degree program an internship (i.e. industrial placement) was missing, a relevant professional experience for a period of 20 weeks must be integrated.
Applicants who acquired 180 ECTS credit points (e.g., 6 semesters bachelor) enclosing an internship in the previous degree program will be asked to successfully complete courses from the bachelor program Biotechnologie (course language is German!) or related degree programs accounting 30 ECTS credit points.
The master program was certified by ASIIN in 2009.
Are there special requirements for foreign students applicants?
Foreign applicants are advised to clarify questions regarding study possibilities, admission requirements, the degree program and acceptance of foreign reports and certificates in due time before travelling to Germany, preferably one year in advance of the designated begin of studies.
How do I apply?
Applications for all Master programs are made online. The online process is only activated during the application period. It is not possible to apply outside of the application periods. You can find more information under www.haw-hamburg.de/english/international-degree-students/master-applicants/
When can I apply?
|The degree program admits students for the winter- and the summersemester. Application periods: 1st June - 15th July and 1st December - 15th January.|
What are the entry requirements?
In case the final grade is worse than 2.5 it might be compensated by a proof of exceptional professional work.
Important note for applicants with 180 CPs (ECTS) for courses which require 210 CPs (ECTS) from the first degree: Applicants who possess 180 credit points (ECTS) from their bachelor degree must acquire a further 30 credit points. Applicants can find out from the department concerned which examinations and tuition must be completed. They will then be temporarily admitted and enrolled for one term in order to complete the missing 30 credit points. After the end of the first semester, the department will inform the student administration centre and the examination office which of the students who had been provisionally admitted gained the missing 30 credit points and which did not.
Important for applicants who have not done 20 weeks of industrial internship during or after their first degree studies: These applicants can be temporarily admitted and enrolled under the requirement of catching-up missing weeks of practice within the master program. This will probably prolong the total time of study. Details will be defined by the department.
When do lectures start?
Lectures start as follows: Summersemester 2016: March 7th 2016, Wintersemester 2016/17: September 12th 2016.
How long is the degree programme?
Do I need to complete a pre-study placement?
|No, there is no need for any practical experience in advance for the Master's degree. All important requirements for your application can be found at point 9 \"What are the entry requirements for this degree programme?\"|
Do I have to pay fees?
All students have to pay a semester contribution of 317,90 EUR .
Besides of the semester contribution there are no further tuition fees.
Which degree qualification will I be awarded?
|Master of Science (M.Sc.)|
Who can help me with questions regarding Application and Admission
HAW Master Admissions Office
... specific questions about the contents of degree programme
|Prof. Dr. Gesine Cornelissen|
Ulmenliet 20, Room BT 2
21033 Hamburg, Germany
Tel.: + 49.40.428 75 6295 (consulting hours only)
... general questions about degree programmes
General Student Advisory Team
... questions about studying being handicapped/suffering from a chronic desease
|...you can find on our website www.haw-hamburg.de/ls|
Ulmenliet 20, 21033 Hamburg
Letzte Änderung: 17.10.14
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