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Master of Science

Genetics and Biology of Aging and Regeneration

Photo: Thomas Josek

The Master of Science in Genetics and Biology of Aging and Regeneration is being offered since winter term 2023/2024 at the University of Cologne. It is an interdisciplinary study program that focuses on basic and biomedical research-oriented training using state-of-the-art technologies.

Key Facts

  • Degree: Master of Science
  • Duration: 4 semesters, full-time
  • Language: English
  • Start: Winter term (October each year)
  • Number of places: 45

This program offers:

  • a focus on basic and biomedical research-oriented training using state-of-the-art technologies
  • a deep insight in genetics and the biological processes underlying aging and regeneration paving the way for a detailed understanding of biological systems at the molecular level
  • a high degree of practical experience through lab work and collaborative projects ensuring proficiency in applying your gained theoretical knowledge

We provide a diverse range of topics with significant public interest and relevance. Therefore, you will be able to gain a broad knowledge not only in molecular mechanisms and processes governing the functions of cells and tissues in organisms but also how dysfunctions contribute to aging and age-related diseases. Topics introducing strategies for prevention, clinical intervention, and potential treatment of age-related diseases are also included.

Graduate competencies:

Graduates will be able to identify open questions in the areas of genetics and aging research, develop innovative experimental strategies to address these scientific questions, and present their findings. Upon completion a highly interactive research environment will open a wide range of career opportunities for graduates. These range from pursuing further academic training in doctoral studies to direct entry into careers in the life science industry (clinical, diagnostic, forensic, and pharmaceutical laboratories), science management, transfer, and scientific outreach and communication.