Biomedical research is a good career

Study of biomedicine

The biomedical course is not a professional training, but a natural science course that prepares both for a later activity in research, as well as for all other activities in which structured and networked thinking and acting is necessary. The subsequent professional activities of the graduates are accordingly very diverse. The entry into professional life, usually after the master’s degree, is based on initiative and often requires a longer orientation phase. Possible occupational fields are biomedical research at universities, technical colleges, hospitals, biotechnology companies, the pharmaceutical industry, journalism or advanced training for adults. Some of these professional fields require further training or further education.


Career opportunities after a master’s degree in biomedicine:

  • Preclinical and clinical research and teaching at universities and other colleges
  • Research and development in the private sector, particularly in the chemical, pharmaceutical and medical industries
  • Bioinformatics and other computerized processes
  • Science journalism
  • Various other professions for which a solid scientific education is required.

A bachelor's and master's degree in biomedicine is required as a scientific requirement for the Study for a teaching diplomafor high schools recognized in biology (further information). However, a broader basic education in all areas of biology is required for this diploma. For this purpose, modules in biodiversity and ecology amounting to approx. 18 ECTS must be made up for.

The main subject program in biology is therefore recommended for the professional goal of being a secondary school teacher in biology, if necessary in conjunction with a minor program in biomedicine.