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Technical University of Munich


Matter to Life

Subjects: Matter to Life

M.Sc. | Master of Science

⏳  Duration
4 Semesters
🔠 Teaching Language
💶  Application Fee non-EU
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💶  Cost per Semester
85 EUR

💶  Tuition Fees per Semester
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⏱️ Application Deadline Summer
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⏱️ Application Deadline Winter

Course description

Matter to Life delves into fascinating areas like bionanotechnology and synthetic biology. In bionanotechnology, scientists use synthetic nanoblocks from biomaterials to create molecular machines. These tiny machines could one day move on their own, act as catalysts, or apply mechanical forces. Imagine nanometer-sized shuttles that can precisely target cancer cells. Synthetic biology tackles the challenge of manipulating biological systems at the cellular level to create entirely new functions. For instance, bacterial strains might be programmed to perform mathematical tasks, like counting to ten. They could also produce new raw materials and medicines or recycle waste. Another exciting goal is to build life-like minimal systems from individual components. This could lead to the creation of artificial cells capable of reproduction or self-movement. DNA computing, another branch of synthetic biology, explores the programmability of DNA. The vision here is to use DNA as a new storage medium and a programmable biomaterial for biological computing machines. Additionally, researchers aim to quantitatively describe and model biological systems to predict their behavior reliably. This modeling could offer a fresh perspective on what defines living systems, deepening our understanding of biological processes and advancing basic research. By studying these subjects within the Matter to Life program, we can

Program Information

Study Location Garching
Start Semester 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 85 EUR
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adequate knowledge of the English language; This is from students whose The language of training is not English, proof of this through a recognized language test such as the “Test of English as a Foreign Language” (TOEFL) (at least 88 points), that “International English Language Testing System” (IELTS) (at least 6.5 points) or the to deliver “Cambridge Main Suite of English Examinations”; were in the undergraduate course examinations worth 30 credits in English Examination modules were completed or the final thesis was written in English, This also demonstrates adequate knowledge of the English language,

Qualification Requirements

a qualified bachelor’s degree obtained after a program of at least six semesters from a domestic or foreign institution of higher education, or at least an equivalent degree related to Engineering or Natural Sciences; job-related knowledge and skills in the Natural Sciences; for this purpose, students must provide proof by passing the GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Subject Test with a focus on "Biology", "Chemistry", "Mathematics" or "Physics"; the applicant must have achieved a score of at least 700 in the GRE Subject Test; at the time of application for admission, the test result must not be older than two years;

Document Requirements

Degree Certificate and Diploma or Subject and Grade Transcript of Studies to Date Curriculum (e.g. module description) Proof of English Language Proficiency Letter of Motivation Passport Preliminary Documentation (VPD) if the qualification for graduate studies (e.g. a bachelor's) is obtained outside the EU/EEA

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