Admission to master programme Molecular Biology

The prerequisite for admission to a master programme is the completion of an eligible Bachelor or diploma programme (= in the same discipline). Here you will find information on the prerequisites required for admission. If your previous degree programme is considered as a eligible degree programme will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. 

Our advice: Thoroughly acquaint yourself about the prerequisites for admission to your chosen master programme at an early stage. Thereby, you have the possibility to fulfil prerequisites during the course of your previous studies, for example by completing specific extension curricula ("Erweiterungscurricula" - EC).

If your degree programme is not listed as example in the Master Access Guide, your application will be checked individually to determine if an admission to the master programme is possible.


Master programme Molecular Biology: Previous degree programmes

1. Completion of a degree programme at the University of Vienna

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  • Biology (bachelor) specialisations: Microbiology and Genetics, Molecular Biology

    Admission without supplementary examinations.

  • Biology (bachelor) specialisations: Anthropology, Botany, Ecology, Paleobiology, Zoology

    The following supplementary examinations of 20 ECTS must be completed or provided in any case:

    • VO Genexpression (3 ECTS)
    • SE Seminar zu Übung III A (2 ECTS)
    • UE Übung III A – Molekularbiologische Laborarbeiten (10 ECTS)
    • VU Bioinformatik (5 ECTS)

    Additionally (depending on the selected alternative mandatory module group of the master’s programme):

    1. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Molecular Machines: from Structure to Function (10 ECTS):

    • VO+SE Strukturbiologie I + II (6 ECTS)
    • SE Seminar zur Strukturbiologie (4 ECTS)

    2. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Cellular Architecture and Maintenance (10 ECTS):

    • VO Zellbiologie I + II (5 ECTS)
    • UE Molekulare Biologie UE III (Zellbiologie) (5 ECTS)

    3. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Chromosome and RNA Biology (5 ECTS):

    • VO Chromosomenbiologie und Cytogenetik (2 ECTS)
    • VO Allgemeine und Molekulare Genetik I + II (3 ECTS)

    4. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Stem Cell and Developmental Biology (6 ECTS):

    • VO Molekulare Entwicklungsbiologie (3 ECTS)
    • VO Allgemeine und Molekulare Genetik I + II (3 ECTS)

    Total: 25-30 ECTS

  • Chemistry (bachelor)

    The following supplementary examinations of 15 ECTS must be completed or provided in any case:

    • VO Genexpression (3 ECTS)
    • SE Seminar zur Übung III A (2 ECTS)
    • UE Übung III A – Molekularbiologische Laborarbeiten (10 ECTS)

     

    Additionally (depending on the selected alternative mandatory module group of the master’s programme):

    1. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Molecular Machines: from Structure to Function:

    • No additional supplementary examinations

    2. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Cellular Architecture and Maintenance (5 ECTS):

    • UE Molekulare Biologie UE III (Zellbiologie) (5 ECTS)

    3. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Chromosome and RNA Biology (2 ECTS):

    • VO Chromosomenbiologie und Cytogenetik (2 ECTS)

    4. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Stem Cell and Developmental Biology (3 ECTS):

    • VO Molekulare Entwicklungsbiologie (3 ECTS)

    Total: 15-20 ECTS

  • Nutritional Sciences (bachelor)

    The following supplementary examinations of 20 ECTS must be completed or provided in any case:

    • VO Genexpression (3 ECTS)
    • SE Seminar zu Übung III A (2 ECTS)
    • UE Übung III A – Molekularbiologische Laborarbeiten (10 ECTS)
    • VU Bioinformatik (5 ECTS)

     

    Additionally (depending on the selected alternative mandatory module group of the master’s programme):

    1. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Molecular Machines: from Structure to Function (10 ECTS):

    • VO+SE Strukturbiologie I+II (6 ECTS)
    • SE Seminar zur Strukturbiologie (4 ECTS)

    2. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Cellular Architecture and Maintenance (10 ECTS):

    • VO Zellbiologie I+II (5 ECTS)
    • UE Molekulare Biologie UE III (Zellbiologie) (5 ECTS)

    3. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Chromosome and RNA Biology (10 ECTS):

    • VO Chromosomenbiologie und Cytogenetik (2 ECTS)
    • VO Allgemeine und Molekulare Genetik I+II (3 ECTS)
    • UE Molekulare Biologie UE III (Zellbiologie) (5 ECTS)

    4. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Stem Cell and Developmental Biology (8 ECTS):

    • VO Allgemeine und Molekulare Genetik I+II (3 ECTS)
    • UE Molekulare Biologie UE III (Zellbiologie) (5 ECTS)

    Total: 28 bis 30 ECTS

  • Pharmacy (bachelor)

    Admission not possible.

2. Completion of a degree programme at another university or institution of higher education in Austria

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  • FH Campus Wien: Biomedical Science (bachelor)

    Admission not possible.

  • FH Campus Wien: Molekulare Biotechnologie (bachelor)

    Supplementary examinations:

    1. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Molecular Machines: from Structure to Function (4 ECTS):

    • SE Seminar zur Strukturbiologie (4 ECTS)

    2. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Cellular Architecture and Maintenance:

    • No supplementary examinations

    3. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Chromosome and RNA Biology (2 ECTS):

    • VO Chromosomenbiologie und Cytogenetik (2 ECTS)

    4. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Stem Cell and Developmental Biology (3 ECTS):

    • VO Molekulare Entwicklungsbiologie (3 ECTS)

    Total: up to 4 ECTS

  • FH Krems: Medical and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology (bachelor)

    The following supplementary examinations of 21,5 ECTS must be completed or provided in any case:

    • VO Genexpression (3 ECTS)
    • SE Seminar zu Übung III A (2 ECTS)
    • UE Übung III A – Molekularbiologische Laborarbeiten (10 ECTS)
    • VO Allgemeine und Molekulare Genetik II (1,5 ECTS)
    • VU Bioinformatik (5 ECTS)

    Additionally (depending on the selected alternative mandatory module group of the master’s programme):

    1. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Molecular Machines: from Structure to Function (4 ECTS):

    • SE Seminar zur Strukturbiologie (4 ECTS)

    2. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Cellular Architecture and Maintenance:

    • No additional supplementary examinations

    3. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Chromosome and RNA Biology (2 ECTS):

    • VO Chromosomenbiologie und Cytogenetik (2 ECTS)

    4. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Stem Cell and Developmental Biology (3 ECTS):

    • VO Molekulare Entwicklungsbiologie (3 ECTS)

    Total: 21,5-25,5 ECTS

  • FH Technikum Wien: Biomedical Engineering (Bachelor) (bachelor)

    The following supplementary examinations of 15 ECTS must be completed or provided in any case:

    • VO Genexpression (3 ECTS)
    • SE Seminar zu Übung III A (2 ECTS)
    • UE Übung III A – Molekularbiologische Laborarbeiten (10 ECTS)

    Additionally (depending on the selected alternative mandatory module group of the master’s programme):

    1. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Molecular Machines: from Structure to Function (4 ECTS):

    • SE Seminar zur Strukturbiologie (4 ECTS)

    2. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Cellular Architecture and Maintenance (2 ECTS):

    • VO Zellbiologie II (2 ECTS)

    3. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Chromosome and RNA Biology (2 ECTS):

    • VO Chromosomenbiologie und Cytogenetik (2 ECTS)

    4. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Stem Cell and Developmental Biology (3 ECTS):

    • VO Molekulare Entwicklungsbiologie (3 ECTS)

    Total: 17 - 19 ECTS

  • FH Wiener Neustadt: Biomedizinische Analytik (bachelor)

    Admission not possible.

  • JKU Johannes Kepler University Linz in cooperation with the Paris Lodron University Salzburg: Molecular BioSciences (bachelor)

    Supplementary examinations:

    1. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Molecular Machines: from Structure to Function (4 ECTS):

    • SE Seminar zur Strukturbiologie (4 ECTS)

    2. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Cellular Architecture and Maintenance:

    • No supplementary examinations

    3. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Chromosome and RNA Biology (2 ECTS):

    • VO Chromosomenbiologie und Cytogenetik (2 ECTS)

    4. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Stem Cell and Developmental Biology (3 ECTS):

    • VO Molekulare Entwicklungsbiologie (3 ECTS)

    Total: up to 4 ECTS

  • Medical University of Vienna: Medicine Degree (diploma)

    Admission not possible.

  • Paris Lodron University Salzburg: Medical Biology (bachelor)

    The following supplementary examinations of 14 ECTS must be completed or provided in any case:

    • BIO6, Evolution (6 ECTS)
    • aus BMB5, Physikalische Chemie (5 ECTS)
    • VO Genexpression (3 ECTS)

    Additionally (depending on the selected alternative mandatory module group of the master’s programme):

    1. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Molecular Machines: from Structure to Function (4 ECTS):

    • SE Seminar zur Strukturbiologie (4 ECTS)

    2. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Cellular Architecture and Maintenance (2 ECTS):

    • VO Zellbiologie II (2 ECTS)

    3. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Chromosome and RNA Biology (3,5 ECTS):

    • VO Chromosomenbiologie und Cytogenetik (2 ECTS)
    • VO Allgemeine und Molekulare Genetik II (1,5 ECTS)

    4. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Stem Cell and Developmental Biology (1,5 ECTS):

    • VO Allgemeine und Molekulare Genetik II (1,5 ECTS)

    Total: 15,5-18 ECTS

  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna: Food Science and Biotechnology (bachelor)

    The following supplementary examinations of 15 ECTS must be completed or provided in any case:

    • VO Genexpression (3 ECTS)
    • SE Seminar zu Übung III A (2 ECTS)
    • UE Übung III A – Molekularbiologische Laborarbeiten (10 ECTS)

     

    Additionally (depending on the selected alternative mandatory module group of the master’s programme):

    1. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Molecular Machines: from Structure to Function (10 ECTS):

    • VO+SE Strukturbiologie I + II (6 ECTS)
    • SE Seminar zur Strukturbiologie (4 ECTS)

    2. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Cellular Architecture and Maintenance (10 ECTS):

    • VO Zellbiologie I + II (5 ECTS)
    • UE Molekulare Biologie UE III (Zellbiologie) (5 ECTS)

    3. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Chromosome and RNA Biology (5 ECTS):

    • VO Chromosomenbiologie und Cytogenetik (2 ECTS)
    • VO Allgemeine und Molekulare Genetik I + II (3 ECTS)

    4. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Stem Cell and Developmental Biology (3 ECTS):

    • VO Molekulare Entwicklungsbiologie (3 ECTS)

    Total: 18-25 ECTS

  • University of Graz: Biology (bachelor)

    The following supplementary examinations of 15 ECTS must be completed or provided in any case:

    • VO Genexpression (3 ECTS)
    • SE Seminar zu Übung III A (2 ECTS)
    • UE Übung III A – Molekularbiologische Laborarbeiten (10 ECTS)

     

    Additionally (depending on the selected alternative mandatory module group of the master’s programme):

    1. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Molecular Machines: from Structure to Function (10 ECTS):

    • VO+SE Strukturbiologie I + II (6 ECTS)
    • SE Seminar zur Strukturbiologie (4 ECTS)

    2. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Cellular Architecture and Maintenance (10 ECTS):

    • VO Zellbiologie I + II (5 ECTS)
    • UE Molekulare Biologie UE III (Zellbiologie) (5 ECTS)

    3. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Chromosome and RNA Biology (5 ECTS):

    • VO Chromosomenbiologie und Cytogenetik (2 ECTS)
    • VO Allgemeine und Molekulare Genetik I + II (3 ECTS)

    4. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Stem Cell and Developmental Biology (3 ECTS):

    • VO Molekulare Entwicklungsbiologie (3 ECTS)

    Total: 18-25 ECTS

  • University of Graz in cooperation with the Graz University of Technology: Molecular Biology (bachelor)

    Supplementary examinations:

    • VO Genexpression (3 ECTS)

    Total: 3 ECTS

  • University of Innsbruck: Biology (bachelor)

    The following supplementary examination must be completed or provided in any case:

    • VO Genexpression (3 ECTS)

    Additionally (depending on the selected alternative mandatory module group of the master’s programme):

    1. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Molecular Machines: from Structure to Function (10 ECTS):

    • VO+SE Strukturbiologie I + II (6 ECTS)
    • SE Seminar zur Strukturbiologie (4 ECTS)

    2. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Cellular Architecture and Maintenance (10 ECTS):

    • VO Zellbiologie I + II (5 ECTS)
    • UE Molekulare Biologie UE III (Zellbiologie) (5 ECTS)

    3. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Chromosome and RNA Biology (5 ECTS):

    • VO Chromosomenbiologie und Cytogenetik (2 ECTS)
    • VO Allgemeine und Molekulare Genetik I + II (3 ECTS)

    4. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Stem Cell and Developmental Biology (3 ECTS):

    • VO Molekulare Entwicklungsbiologie (3 ECTS)

    Total: 6-13 ECTS

  • Veterinary Medical University Vienna: Biomedicine and Biotechnology (bachelor)

    The following supplementary examination must be completed or provided in any case:

    • VO Genexpression (3 ECTS)

    Additionally (depending on the selected alternative mandatory module group of the master’s programme):

    1. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Molecular Machines: from Structure to Function (10 ECTS):

    • VO+SE Strukturbiologie I + II (6 ECTS)
    • SE Seminar zur Strukturbiologie (4 ECTS)

    2. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Cellular Architecture and Maintenance (10 ECTS):

    • VO Zellbiologie I + II (5 ECTS)
    • UE Molekulare Biologie UE III (Zellbiologie) (5 ECTS)

    3. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Chromosome and RNA Biology (5 ECTS):

    • VO Chromosomenbiologie und Cytogenetik (2 ECTS)
    • VO Allgemeine und Molekulare Genetik I + II (3 ECTS)

    4. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Stem Cell and Developmental Biology (3 ECTS):

    • VO Molekulare Entwicklungsbiologie (3 ECTS)

    Total: 6-13 ECTS

3. Completion of a degree programme from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland

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  • University of Freiburg: Biology (bachelor)

    Supplementary examinations:

    1. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Molecular Machines: from Structure to Function (10 ECTS):

    • VO+SE Strukturbiologie I + II (6 ECTS)
    • SE Seminar zur Strukturbiologie (4 ECTS)

    2. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Cellular Architecture and Maintenance:

    • No supplementary examinations

    3. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Chromosome and RNA Biology:

    • No supplementary examinations

    4. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Stem Cell and Developmental Biology:

    • No supplementary examinations

    Total: up to 10 ECTS

  • ETH Zurich: Biology (bachelor)

    Admission without supplementary examinations.

  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München: Biologie (bachelor)

    Supplementary examinations:

    1. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Molecular Machines: from Structure to Function (10 ECTS):

    • VO+SE Strukturbiologie I + II (6 ECTS)
    • SE Seminar zur Strukturbiologie (4 ECTS)

    2. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Cellular Architecture and Maintenance:

    • No supplementary examinations

    3. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Chromosome and RNA Biology:

    • No supplementary examinations

    4. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Stem Cell and Developmental Biology:

    • No supplementary examinations

    Total: up to 10 ECTS

  • Heidelberg University: Molecular Biotechnology (bachelor)

    Admission without supplementary examinations.

  • Universität zu Lübeck: Molecular Life Sciences (bachelor)

    Admission without supplementary examinations.

  • Universität Regensburg: Biology (bachelor)

    Supplementary examinations:

    1. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Molecular Machines: from Structure to Function (10 ECTS):

    • VO+SE Strukturbiologie I + II (6 ECTS)
    • SE Seminar zur Strukturbiologie (4 ECTS)

    2. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Cellular Architecture and Maintenance:

    • No supplementary examinations

    3. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Chromosome and RNA Biology:

    • No supplementary examinations

    4. By choosing the alternative compulsory module group Stem Cell and Developmental Biology:

    • No supplementary examinations

    Total: up to 10 ECTS

  • Completion of an other degree programme from an EU/EEA country

    Has to be examined on an individual basis.

4. Completion of a degree programme from a non-EU/EEA country

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  • Completion of a degree programme from a non‐EU/EEA country

    Has to be examined on an individual basis.