MSc in Bio- and Pharmaceutical Analysis

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

Program Description

MSc in Bio- and Pharmaceutical Analysis

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences


MSc in Bio- and Pharmaceutical Analysis

Training experts for the world of analysis


  • are interested in modern analytical methods in the fields of medicine, pharmacy, ecology and forensics?
  • want to take up an executive position in the pharmaceutical or diagnostics industry?
  • want to secure yourself excellent chances on the job market with an international Master’s degree?

If so, then apply for the international Master's study course in Bio- and Pharmaceutical Analysis (Master of Science) at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences.

Brief profile of the study course

Bachelor graduates and certified engineers attending the research-oriented study course in Bio- and Pharmaceutical Analysis, finalising in a Master of Science degree, can deepen their knowledge in the subject fields of analytical chemistry, bioanalysis, quality assurance, the life sciences, research and laboratory work. Interrelating with fellow students from all over the world is actively supported on this internationally oriented programme, which is conducted in English.

Degree course content

Deeper knowledge of modern analysis

Fast and precise analytical methods are more crucial than ever in research, quality control, and for monitoring production methods. Analytical chemistry, which deals with identifying and quantifying chemical substances, plays an important role in practically every branch of chemistry.

The increasing significance of biopharmaceuticals (biologicals), services in modern medical diagnostics, and the solving of complex forensic cases, would all be inconceivable without cutting edge analysis.

Up to now, there have only been a few study courses available on the European market specialising in the field of analytical chemistry. The English language Master’s programme "Master of Bio-and Pharmaceutical Analysis" at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences picks up here and offers in-depth knowledge of analytical methods such as immunoassays or mass-spectrometric analysis and their specific areas of application.

Holders of a Bachelor degree or diploma attending the study course learn about different methods and how to apply, compare and valuate them. Additionally, they gain knowledge about the main legal requirements of relevance to the development, registration, production and distribution of medicinal products. Another important aspect are quality assurance measures, including for the analytical methods themselves.

The School of Chemistry at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences attaches great importance to ensuring that the lecture themes always deal with topical and contemporary requirements and questions that arise in the analytical sciences. Lectures cover topics such as the analysis of proteins, nucleic acids, polysaccharides and lipids, and the 3D structural determination of biomolecules.

Numerous practical phases that take place in the laboratory enable students to work on different projects (independently as well) and to gain experience with modern analytical appliances. The study programme is rounded off by the consideration of case studies and excursions to companies operating in the pharmaceutical and bioanalysis industry, including integrated workshops, which help the students to find a suitable subject and potential cooperation partners for the concluding Master’s thesis. They can also work on their thesis abroad.

The international Master's degree course in Bio- and Pharmaceutical Analysis is offered annually as a full-time or part-time commencing in the winter semester. Tuition and examinations are conducted in English.

Students attending the Master’s programme on a vocational basis have the opportunity to contact their lecturers and catch up on lecture work at all times using different channels of communication.

Main subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Bioanalysis
  • Pharmaceutical Analysis
  • Clinical and Forensic Analysis
  • Research and Laboratory Work

Career prospects

After successfully gaining your Master’s degree in Bio- and Pharmaceutical Analysis, you will be able to take up an executive position in the chemical, pharmaceutical or diagnostic industries, at public authorities or research institutes.

The deployment area is extremely diverse, ranging from research and development, quality assurance, product management, support and projects or application analysis, through to technical-scientific sales or after-sales service.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated October 3, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2016
2 - 3 semesters
Part time
Full time
650 EUR
Start date Oct. 2016
Germany Idstein, Hesse
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Duration 2 - 3 semesters
Price 650 EUR