Focus Medical Life Sciences


Gabriele Pradel


Gabriele Pradel

Head MLS


+49241 80-20848



Since winter term 2019/20, RWTH Aachen University offers the new English-language field of specialization Medical Life Sciences as integral part of the Masterprogramme Biology. Located at the interface between biology and medicine, Medical Life Sciences comprises all aspects of medically relevant life sciences.

Medical Life Sciences is designed over four semesters and can be studied entirely in English. In the compulsory module "Concepts of Human Biology and Pathophysiology", lecturers from Faculties 1 and 10 impart basic knowledge about human organ systems and their pathophysiology over two semesters.

The following foci are part of Medical Life Sciences:

  • Cell biology/ Stem cell biology
  • Immunology
  • Medical Microbiology
  • Infection biology
  • Tumor biology
  • Neurobiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Epigenetics
  • Human biology


Admission requirements for Medical Life Sciences

Medical Life Sciences is a specialisation of the Master's programme in Biology at RWTH Aachen University.

For Medical Life Sciences, the admission requirements according to §3 of the examination regulations for the Master's programme in Biology apply.