Analytical Life Sciences (M.Sc.)

Hochschule Fresenius
City, country:
Idstein, Hesse, Germany
M.Sc. (Master of Science)
4 semester(s)


If you hold a Bachelor's degree in Biology and are interested in advancing your knowledge through higher education, you might be considering pursuing a Master's degree in biochemistry, pharmacology, or life sciences.
Our Analytical Life Sciences Master's program (M.Sc.) is designed to cover a wide range of topics and techniques, including cell biology, DNA sequencing, quality control, and forensics, making it a great fit for you. Upon completing our Analytical Life Sciences (M.Sc.) program at Hochschule Fresenius, you’ll have the necessary skills to excel in specialized and management positions within the life sciences and pharmaceutical industries.

Job opportunities

Upon completion of our Master's program in Analytical Life Sciences, you’ll have acquired a comprehensive understanding of life sciences and cell biology. This knowledge will provide you with the necessary skills to conduct in-depth analyses of biological molecules and pharmaceutical agents, making you highly proficient in this field.

Your expertise will make you a valuable asset in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industry, and numerous career opportunities will become available to you. Some of the career paths open to you include the following:
  • Research and development: Explore new areas of inquiry and develop innovative solutions to challenges in the field.
  • Quality control: As a quality control specialist, you’ll be responsible for ensuring that the products meet the highest standards of quality and safety.
  • Product management: Product managers oversee the development and marketing of new or existing products.
  • Analytics: In an analytics role, you’ll use your skills to interpret data and draw conclusions from it.
  • Technical and scientific sales: As a technical or scientific sales representative, you’ll use your expertise to help promote and sell products to clients.


As a student pursuing a Master's degree in Analytical Life Sciences, you’ll delve into areas of study such as life science, biochemistry, data science, and pharmacology, providing you with a multidisciplinary education. During your time at Hochschule Fresenius, you’ll have access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities that will enable you to gain practical experience and apply theoretical concepts.

The Master's program encompasses a broad range of subjects, including basic principles of biochemistry and molecular genetics, data science, bioanalysis, and bioinformatics. You’ll also learn about signal transduction and cell biology, pharmacology, toxicology, and drug discovery and development, as well as life science applications, diagnostics, lab analysis, lab cell culture, and biochemistry. The program will equip you with a deep understanding of scientific methods, allowing you to design and execute practical projects with precision and accuracy.

The practical project component of the Master's program is an essential aspect of the curriculum, as it will provide you with hands-on experience working with cutting-edge technology and techniques. This will enable you to apply your newfound knowledge in a real-world context, preparing you for the challenges you will face in your future career.

Program Structure
During the first two semesters of this M. Sc. you’ll gain a strong foundation in the basic principles of biochemistry and molecular genetics as well as data science, bioanalysis and bioinformatics. In the second half of your studies, you’ll learn more about scientific methods and how to apply your newly developed skills to practical, real-life projects. In semester 4 you’ll complete your final modules as well as your Master’s Thesis.

Coursework for this Master’s programm includes:
  • Basic principles of biochemistry and molecular genetics
  • Data science
  • Bioanalysis and bioinformatics
  • Signal transduction and cell biology
  • Pharmacology, toxicology, and drug discovery and development
  • Diagnostics
  • Lab analysis
  • Lab cell culture and biochemistry
  • Scientific methods

Entrance requirements

In order to qualify for enrollment in our full-time Master's program in Analytical Life Sciences (M.Sc.) at Hochschule Fresenius, you must meet the following admission criteria:

Bachelor's Degree
You must have successfully completed a Bachelor's degree in Biology, consisting of at least 180 credit points.

Language Proficiency
Since the program is taught in English, you’ll also need to demonstrate English language proficiency at Level B2 or higher of the European Framework of Reference for Languages.

It is important to note that if you are from a non-European Union or non-European Economic Area country, you’ll likely need a visa to study in Germany. This process can take several months, so it’s recommended that you start the application process as early as possible. For further details, please contact our Study Advice Service.

Program start

Winter semester

Application timeframe

possible all year round

Tuition fee

750,00 € monthly

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Hochschule Fresenius began life as the “Chemisches Laboratorium Fresenius” (Fresenius Chemical Laboratory) in 1848 and has evolved into a privately owned German university with a long educational history. It is the oldest educational institution of its type in the field of chemistry. It combines teaching, research, and practical experience exactly as envisaged by its founder, Carl Remigius Fresenius.

The Fresenius name is synonymous with practical teaching that is closely linked with applied research and development. This goes for all its faculties: The long-established Faculty of Chemistry & Biology; the Faculty of Health & Social Sciences; and the Faculty of Economics & Media, both launched in 1997/98; the Faculty of Design, which became part of Hochschule Fresenius in 2013; and onlineplus, the new faculty established in 2015 for distance and online learning.

Building on its history, Hochschule Fresenius designs its study programs to be both sustainable and innovative and to serve the future requirements of society and the job market. It continuously develops its services and strategies in collaboration with its practical partners and in dialog with associations, alumni, and students.

Hochschule Fresenius

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65510 Idstein