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On this page you will find answers to frequently asked questions about the Molecular Life Science (MLS) degree at Lübeck. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the programme coordinator at any time (email: studium(at)mls.uni-luebeck(dot)de)

1. Is admission to the degree programme restricted?

Yes. In order to guarantee the teaching quality, admission to both the bachelor’s and master’s Molecular Life Science degree programmes is restricted.

Bachelor’s degree restrictions: For the bachelor’s degree, the numerus clausus (NC) is generally around 2,0. More information about the bachelor’s degree can be found here.

Master’s degree restrictions: For admission to the master’s degree course, a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biosciences (or a comparable degree) at a university with an overall grade of 2.7 or higher is required.

English-language skills: upper B2 level (B2+ or B2.3; CERF Pre-Advanced): native speaker or TOEFL score 79 or better or IELTS 6.5 or better or German Abitur with at least 7 years of english classes (Grade "good")
Further information on the master’s degree course can be found here.

2. How can I obtain more information?

The module manuals give an initial detailed overview of the degree course. In addition, you can view a presentation that gives an overview of the Molecular Life Science degree course and lists the research areas in this field. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us via email or directly. Please note there is also a Info-Day "Schnuppertag".

3. Which professions do graduates choose?

90% of the graduates complete a doctorate. Afterwards, around 50% of them continue to work in research. The other 50% take up positions in the pharmaceutical, diagnostics or cosmetics industries or in foreign companies (e.g. publishing houses or online retailers). Here is a list of the companies our graduates from Lübeck are currently working for: Positions held by MLS graduates

4. What are the alternatives to studying in Lübeck?

If you do not get a place with us, there are still other options. Here are some useful links to similar molecular life sciences degree courses:

5. Opinions and tips from students


“You’re not just a number here” – Theresa, 1st semester

“Due to the size of the university, you quickly get to know students from all semesters and aren’t left to your own devices” – Lisa, 3rd semester

“You can talk to the lecturers face to face, and questions are answered directly by the professor” – Jan, 5th semester


Internships are important!

Even though a large number of internships at the university’s institutes are already included in the first six semesters, I recommend doing an additional internship. The internship can be completed in the area, institute, university and city of your choice. You can also choose how long it should last. However, two weeks should be a minimum. I, Johanna, am in my 5th semester of my bachelor’s degree and have benefited greatly from a voluntary internship. This summer I spent 3 weeks at the Institute for Nutrition Research in Potsdam, and the practical experience I gained there has proved beneficial both for my studies and for myself. For example, afterwards I got a very good student assistant position here in Lübeck because of that internship.

Student advisor

Dr. Rosemarie Pulz
Student Advisor MLS
Dr. Sabine Voigt
Student Service Center