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Technical University Kaiserslautern

Kaiserslautern

Microbial and Plant Biotechnology

Subjects: Microbial and Plant Biotechnology,Microbial,Plant Biotechnology

M.Sc. | Master of Science

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
English
💶  Application Fee non-EU
No information

💶  Cost per Semester
275 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
No information
⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
15.03.

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter
15.07.

Course description

The specialisation Microbial and Plant Biotechnology (MPBiotec) offers an in-depth, scientifically rigorous education focused on the biotechnological applications of microorganisms and plants. Students delve into the molecular biology of both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, mastering modern techniques for their study and genetic modification. They also explore systems biology and bioinformatics, learning how to apply these concepts practically. This foundation supports applied research in several key areas. Students investigate infection mechanisms of bacterial and fungal pathogens affecting humans and plants, along with their resistance to antimicrobial drugs. They study the potential and optimization of microorganisms for synthesizing various useful compounds. Additionally, they examine how crop plants achieve high yields and resist abiotic and biotic stress factors, and develop strategies to enhance crop yield, quality, and stress resistance. Other research topics include the role of molecular chaperones in chloroplast biogenesis, genetic manipulation of microalgae, and system biological approaches to analyze the effects of perturbations on plant and microbial systems, with a focus on quantitative proteomics. In elective courses, students explore various biological and scientific disciplines while enhancing soft skills such as foreign languages, teamwork, and presentation techniques. Graduates are equipped to conduct independent scientific research and apply

Program Information

Study Location Kaiserslautern
Start Semester Summer, Winter
Study Form Full-time
Study Type Postgraduate
Teaching Language English
Dual No
Remote No
Application Fee non-EU No information
Study Length 4 Semesters
Tuition Fees per Semester No information
Cost per Semester 275 EUR
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⏱️ Application Start Summer
No information

⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
15.03.
⏱️ Application Start Winter
01.05.

⏱️ Application Deadline Winter
15.07.

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Language Requirements

CEFR No information
IELTS 6.0
Cambridge (CAE) No information
TOEFL IBT 79

proof of English language proficiency is required. As proof, TOEFL iBT (score of at least 79) and IELTS (at least 6.0) are accepted. Exemptions for applicants from certain countries apply. Further information can be found on the online application platform. The University of Kaiserslautern requires proof of basic knowledge in the German language. This knowledge can be acquired after enrolment and is not required for admission.

Document Requirements

Leaving certificate of the study courses and - if required - further documents showing final grade, duration of studies, and other performances, e.g. in form of an academic transcript, transcript of records, or equivalent proofs of performance. Description of contents of the courses listed in No. 1. Statement with reasons for the intended takingup of the studies and explanations of study aims. Presentation of professional and personal development (curriculum vitae), if applicable, with descriptions of practical knowledge and experience. Recommendation letters of at least 2 university/college lecturers. The recommendation letters should include statement on how well the applicant completed his/her studies in relation to other candidates of the course of studies.

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Acceptance Interview No
Acceptance local admission restrictions Not restricted
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