Infection Biology


Welcome to the forefront of infectious disease research and control with the Infection Biology International Master's Degree Program at the University of Lübeck. Infection Biology is a two year Master program in the field of Life Science. It is a joint program of the Universität zu Lübeck and the Research Center Borstel

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In an age where emerging pathogens and antimicrobial resistance pose global challenges, our program stands as a beacon of excellence in understanding, combating, and preventing infectious diseases. Through a multidisciplinary approach encompassing microbiology, immunology, epidemiology, and molecular biology, we equip our students with the theoretical and practical knowledge and skills necessary to tackle infectious diseases and animal pathogens. 

As a student in our program, you will have access to state-of-the-art laboratories, cutting-edge research facilities, and collaborative opportunities with leading institutions and industries worldwide. Whether your interests lie in understanding the molecular mechanisms of pathogens, developing novel therapeutics, or implementing public health strategies, our program provides a comprehensive curriculum tailored to your career aspirations.

Join us in the fight against infectious diseases and become part of a dynamic community dedicated to making a difference in the world. Embrace the challenge, seize the opportunity, and embark on a journey that will shape the future of global health. Welcome to the Infection Biology International Master's Degree Program at the University of Lübeck. The program starts each winter semester.

Specifications of the program


Master of Science (M.Sc.)
in Infection Biology


4 semesters, 120 ECTS 


Winter semester (1st October) 



Enrolment fee: 


Application period: 

1st June - 15th July every year


Bachelor (life sciences, biology and related*) or

2. state exam in human or veterinary medicine 

Language Requirement: 

English (B2 or better)

*Not eligible are students with degrees in i.e. Biotechnology, Dental-Hygiene, Nursing, Medical Laboratory Science, Pharmacy or any 1st professional degree in Medicine e.g. an MBBS. Students should have a bachelor with some knowledge in molecular biology and a practical bachelors thesis