Biomedical Technologies

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 328 / Year(s) Foreign:$ 328 / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 15, 2024
78 place StudyQA ranking:1659 Duration:2 years

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Curriculum/Field of study

The interprofessional and interdisciplinary master’s degree program in Biomedical Technologies is characterized by practice orientation and internationality.

The master program at the University of Tübingen is an excellent choice for students seeking advanced academic and application-oriented research training in emerging fields of Biomedical Technologies integrating the excellent focus areas of Implantology, Bioimaging and Nanoanalytics/Interfaces. The trainings are offered by experts in basic as well as clinical sciences and provide a comprehensive overview of the area.

The program provides:

  • Lectures and modules embedded in a modern technological and medical environment and supported by an interdisciplinary team of internationally well-known and distinguished scientists.
  • Excellent study conditions in small training groups with individual contact to researchers and clinicians.
  • Close cooperation with more than 40 universities all over the world, which offers the option to complete a practical work experience or to write the master thesis abroad.
  • Furthermore, close interaction with companies and research institutes in Medical Technologies and Biomedical Technologies secures a competence-based study program, practical experiences and the enclosure of researchers from industry in lectures.

Our central goal is to prepare our students for various professional challenges to successfully start a career in future oriented branches of Biomedical Technologies.

In the first year, students can choose two out of three specialization modules (Implantology, Bioimaging, Nanoanalytics/Interfaces) allowing the students to tailor the program to their individual interests. The second year of the master program is flexibly organized to allow students to gain practical experience in research institutes, industry or abroad.


Implantology encompasses the development and production of both vital and avital implants. The aim of this module is to transfer a detailed knowledge about tissue engineering, biomaterials, reactor technology as well as interfaces between tissues and synthetic surfaces, biocompatibility, surface passivation and signal transduction. The scope of topics ranges from basic research to clinical trials, including the design of implants, their use in animal trials and their clinical application.


Bioimaging imparts deeper knowledge regarding preclinial imaging and clinical application, i.e. positron-emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), optical imaging (OI), computer tomography (CT), ultrasound (US) and encloses the development of the future generation PET and mulimodality imaging equipment.

On the basis of special laboratory techniques different methods of measurement are demonstrated. For clinical application students discuss very special issues on Biomedical Technologies which are illustrated in practical sessions.


Nanoanalytics/Interfaces integrate biological and molecular nanophysics, nanotechnology, biomedical measurement technology, scanning probe microscopy, electron microscopy, nanostructures, nanomechanics, label-free detection methods, scientific instrumentation and devices, transducers, electrical sensing of living cells, chip-based sensors, hard- and software development. On the basis of lectures, seminars and practical work experience students get insights into a very innovative field of research in Biomedical Technologies and acquire a fundamental knowledge on organization of matter. They get to know interdiciplinary methods of approach and discussion and develop the capability to analyze and solve problem definitions.

Mandatory courses

Mandatory courses offer competence-based fundamental knowledge and tools demanded from industry and clinic.

Elective courses

Elective courses allow broadening the knowledge in one of the other specialization fields. Alternatively, for students being more technically interested courses at the University of Stuttgart can be chosen (max. 12 ECTS).

Admission requirements

In addition to the completed application form, the minimum graduate admission requirements are:

  1. a Bachelor’s degree/first degree in Medical Technologies or a recognized equivalent from an accredited institution with 180 ECTS and with a final grade of at least 3,0 in the German grading system; equivalence is tested by the selection committee.
  2. official evidence of English language proficiency
  3. an “Allgemeine Hochschulzugangsberechtigung (HZB)” i.e. a general qualification for university entrance. Foreign certificates must be verified by the relevant public authority as comparable;
  4. a curriculum vitae (CV)
  5. a letter of motivation (a maximum of 1 A4 page)


The interprofessional and interdisciplinary Master’s program in Biomedical Technologies is characterized by practice orientation and internationality with the ambition to qualify future excellent scientists for research in Biomedical Technologies.

A particular strength of the Master’s program in Biomedical Technologies at the University of Tübingen is its location within the thriving research culture of the Faculty of Medicine with its focus areas of implantology and bioimaging and of the Faculty of Sciences with its focus area of nanoanalytics/interfaces, all of which have been deemed excellent by the Training in these focus areas is offered by experts who are predominantly active researchers or clinical scientists. As expert teachers they provide a comprehensive and thoroughly up to date overview of the area.

choice for students seeking advanced academic and application-oriented research training in emerging fields of Biomedical Technologies.

Tübingen’s consecutive Master’s program lasts two academic years (4 semesters) and encompasses a total of 120 ECTS credit points. It is run by the Faculty of Medicine in close collaboration with the Faculty of Sciences.

Our curriculum complies with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) to ensure compatibility with other international programs.


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Study mode:On campus Languages: English
Local:$ 122 / Semester(s) Foreign:$ 122 / Semester(s)
Deadline: May 31, 2024 41 place StudyQA ranking: 4497