Multilingual Study Programs at the Faculty of Science

Cellular and Molecular Biology of Plants (Master of Science)

This course provides students with an understanding of the manifold life processes in plants at biochemical, molecular, cellular and physiological levels. The curriculum covers the theoretical explanatory approaches, principles and methods in the life sciences as well as the distinctive features of the molecular life processes in plants. The focus of the course is on the in-depth scientific investigation of the molecular mechanisms that control the processes of plant development and adaption to biotic and abiotic environments and enable the interplay of the developmental and adaptive processes. Course language is English. Some individual required elective courses are conducted in German.


Contact: Dr. Matthias Stoll


Cognitive Science (Master of Science)

The master program cognitive science offers a variety of options in cognitive computer science, cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, linguistics, and philosophy. The program includes training in several laboratories. Therefore, students get hands-on experience in current research issues in basic and applied cognitive research.


Contact: Kristina Jendreyko


Double Master Program in Mathematics or Physics (Master of Science) with University of Trento

The Double Master Program provides a framework for international cooperation between both universities. Inspired by the idea of mutual recognition of studies abroad characteristic of the SOCRATES (ERASMUS) program of the European Community, the proposed curriculum involves a first period spent at the home institution followed by a stay abroad in order to extend the acquired competences in a specific scientific field. For the thesis, a research project involving supervisors from both institutions is envisaged.


Contact: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Hausen (Mathematics)

                Prof. Dr. Sabine Andergassen and Prof. Dr. Daniel Braun (Physics)


Evolution and Ecology (Master of Science)

This course provides instruction on the origin, the evolution and the conservation of complex biological systems in time (current - historical) and space (local - global) and integrates processes from the genetic level through the organism to the ecological communities. The curriculum covers synthetic fundamental principles as well as applied, environmentally relevant aspects. The focus of the course is on the detailed scientific investigation of the evolution of organisms and the importance of their interactions in their environment. Course language is English. Some individual required elective courses are conducted in German.


Contact: Dr. Matthias Stoll


Geoecology (Master of Science)

This is an interdisciplinary program with a key focus on research. It builds on the wide range of knowledge in geosciences, biology, ecology, chemistry, physics and mathematics obtained in an undergraduate science degree. The program involves a quantitative understanding of the complex interactions between lithosphere, pedosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and atmosphere as well as relevant methodological skills for successfully addressing environmental science issues.


Contact: Dr. Sabine Koch


Geosciences (Master of Science)

The large disciplinary variety of the Department of Geosciences and its high international reputation of the research therein makes the University of Tübingen a preferred place for graduate studies in geoscientific programs.  

This research oriented master program enables students to make contact to cutting-edge research in basics sciences as well as to applied geosciences on a national and international level. The offered courses include the four topics Biogeology, Exploration, Geodynamics, and Mineralogy of which students choose one topic to specialize in.


Contact: Dr. Udo Neumann


Molecular Cell Biology and Immunology (Master of Science)

This program provides instruction on the complex regulation of cellular and immunological processes in humans and animals. The focus of this area of specialization is on the in-depth scientific investigation of the molecular mechanisms that regulate the function and behavior of cells and, if defective, lead to disease. The experimental subjects will be model organisms, such as Drosophila or Caenorhabditis and cell cultures from single animal or human cells. The experimental results will provide insight into, e.g., cell functions in cell clusters, cell differentiation and organ development. The immunological processes will be examined with particular reference to disease-related malfunctions, as they occur in cases of immunodeficiency or in the context of tumor immunology. Course language is English. Few individual required elective courses are conducted in German.


Contact: Dr. Sven Huelsmann


Neurobiology (Master of Science)

How do the nerve cells of the brain, millions of relatively simple processing units, cooperate to produce behaviour?

The Masters Degree Program in Biology / Area of Specialization: Neurobiology at the University of Tübingen aims at enabling highly motivated students to unravel some of the brains mysteries. The Masters Degree Program has a strong foundation in vertebrate systems neuroscience, offering training to study human and animal behaviour and their underlying neural circuits and systems. Convergent training of a broad range of behavioural, neurophysiological and computational methodologies will be offered in an inspiring and research-oriented atmosphere.

Students will be able to select courses (modules) at the Institute of Neurobiology, the Department of Biology, the Faculty of Science and the Forum Scientiarum.


Contact: Dr. Matthias Stoll