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Nanosciences - Materials, Molecules and Cells‌ Master of Science

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Basic Information

Standard period of study:
Four semesters
Language of instruction:
Commencement of studies:
Winter semester
Master of Science (MSc)


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What characterizes the degree program?

The master’s degree program enables a specialization in the area of nanosciences in one of the three fields of research of chemistry, biology, and physics. In addition to disciplinary specialization in their major, students can choose between numerous courses in the required electives of both chosen fields of research. In this context, cross-disciplinary contact between these neighboring disciplines is especially important.

The program offers close contact between research teams and students: it makes it possible for students to work in a research group from early on in their studies.

The consecutive disciplinary master's degree program is conceived as a research-oriented, full-time degree program that concludes with the degree of Master of Science.

What kind of career can I have with this degree?

This international and interdisciplinary master’s program offers unique qualifications for a research career in the area of nanosciences. Graduates who have done well in their studies and deepened their interest in research will gain access to further qualification opportunities in the framework of completing a PhD. However, the master’s degree also offers opportunities for relevant work in industry, software development, or corporate consulting.

How is the degree program structured?

Regulations for the Degree Program

What are the admission requirements?

Admission requirements are a qualified degree in a degree program of biology, chemistry, physics, or material sciences or an equivalent degree. Proof of knowledge in the chosen major (chemistry, biology, or physics) must be provided equaling at least eighty credit points, and in the minor at least thirty credit points. You will find information about the admission requirements in the Regulations on Access and Admission.

How do I apply?

Beginning in May 2019, you will find information about restrictions to admission and application deadlines in this overview.

For the application, you must provide evidence of English ability at theB2 language level.

German citizens with German transcripts (Abitur) should apply directly via the online portal of Osnabrück University. The same applies to international applicants with German transcripts (foreign students who completed school in Germany).

For international applicants with foreign transcripts, application requirements apply that deviate in part from those for applicants with German transcripts.

Am I expected to study abroad?

The examination regulations do not require any study abroad. However, we recommend that students plan for at least one semester abroad in the course of their studies. You can do this at numerous European and non-European universities in the framework of various exchange programs. Details about these programs are available through the International Office. Up to thirty credit points of academic achievements at another university in Germany or abroad in a degree program relevant to your major can be recognized, as long as this was previously approved by the examining committee (Prüfungsausschuss).

Where can I get more information?

Student Advising

You can get general information about studying, admissions requirements, and the structure of your degree program at the Study Counseling Service.

The counseling service offered by your department can answer concrete questions about the content of your studies.

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