Biology (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in Biology gives a basic understanding of biology and its subdisciplines. It equips students with general knowledge of biology and important fundamental subjects, such as chemistry, physics, statistics, ethics and gender issues. Students then have the opportunity to specialise in one of seven areas of study (anthropology, microbiology and genetics, molecular biology, ecology, palaeobiology, plant sciences, zoology).

We recommend language proficiency in English equivalent to level B2, as courses in the bachelor’s programme in Biology are held in both German as well as English.

Bachelor of Science

Degree Programme Code: 033 630

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits

Language: German

Entrance exam procedure


The Application Period for the Entrance Exam Procedure to this Degree Programme has ended on 5 June 2024.

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Data updated on: 20.07.2023

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*Click here for further information on statistical data in the field of teaching and learning. (in German)


Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study programme

The bachelor’s programme in Biology consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP), imparting knowledge from the area of biology as well as fundamental subjects (chemistry, physics, statistics, ethics, gender issues), and a specialisation in one of seven areas of study (anthropology, microbiology and genetics, molecular biology, ecology, palaeobiology, plant sciences, zoology) available as groups of compulsory modules. To successfully complete the programme, students have to write a bachelor’s thesis.

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Bioethics
  • Evolution
  • Physiology
  • Genetics
  • Cell biology

... and many more.

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 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

The bachelor’s programme in Biology represents an initial pre-professional education. Graduates of the programme are qualified to take on subject-related tasks in biologically oriented institutions.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.5 (good)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.8 (high)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 348 graduates.

*You can find further assessments of the degree programme from its graduates’ perspective in the graduate survey of the bachelor’s programme in Biology graduation survey (in German).

Graduates ...

  • find employment within 3 months after graduation on average.
  • earn an average of € 2,444 (women) and € 2,879 (men) gross per month within three years after graduation.
  • work full time at a percentage of 75% (women) and 74(men) within three years after graduation.

*You can find further information on career entry and career paths in the tracking of graduates "BA Biology".