What is the purpose of biomedical science

Bachelor Biomedical Sciences

The focus of the course, which is unique in Germany, is on researching the interactions between biological systems and materials. The central question is how certain materials behave in the human body. The students have the opportunity to work on future-oriented topics such as the development of chips for blood analysis, organ and tissue engineering or biocompatible implants.

The interdisciplinary course includes the fields of chemistry, materials science and analysis on the one hand and biology, medical fundamentals and medical technology on the other. In addition, you will take courses such as business administration, marketing and project management. Laboratory internships and practical phases convey a high level of methodological competence and encourage independent work.

Both the six-month practical study phase in the fifth semester and the bachelor thesis can be carried out in companies or in research institutions in Germany or abroad. You will gain practical experience, make valuable contacts for your later career entry, deepen your specialist knowledge and learn to move confidently in an international environment.

The accredited course leads to the “Bachelor of Science” in seven semesters. Exciting paths open up in industry, research or a subsequent master’s degree.

Key data
Admission requirements:General university entrance qualification, subject-specific university entrance qualification or technical college entrance qualification
Admission procedure: Selection process
Application deadlines:15.01. for the summer semester
07/31 for the winter semester 2021/22
Start of studies:Summer and winter semester
Duration of study:7 semesters
Study places:73 per year
Semester abroad:optional
Graduation:Bachelor of Science
Costs per semester:Student union fee, administration fee, contribution for the constituted student body
Course of studies
1st to 4th semester:
  • General and analytical chemistry
  • Inorganic and Organic Chemistry
  • Biophysical chemistry
  • Physics, mathematics and statistics
  • Instrument-based analytics
  • Materials science
  • Human Biology, Biomedicine and Medical Basics
  • Molecular biology, microbiology, biochemistry
  • Cell culture technology, chromatography, polymers, biomaterials
  • Corporate functions in the chemical-pharmaceutical industry
  • Business administration and project management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Safety and environmental technology
5th semester:Internship semester in industry or a research institution (in Germany or abroad) or an international semester or as a business start-up project
6th semester:Specialized courses in the fields of biomedicine, bioanalytics, diagnostics / pharmacology and immunology / tissue engineering
7th semester:Bachelor thesis in industry or a research institution, at home or abroad

The actual Study and Examination Regulations, which provides information about the content and scope of the course, can be found centrally under Study and Examination Regulations.

Student counseling

Are you interested in finding out more about the Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Sciences? Then please make an appointment for an individual study consultation with the responsible dean of studies. Please refer to the service panel below for contact details.

We are also represented at various university fairs together with the other faculties of Reutlingen University. The dates will be announced in the event calendar in good time.

At the study day and open house, which take place every year at the end of November as part of the “Knowledge Week”, you can also find out more on site and gain a personal impression of everyday student life.

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Would you like to find out more about studying at the Faculty of Applied Chemistry from a student perspective? Would you like to know how to find a room or apartment in Reutlingen and later abroad? Do you have any questions about the internship or the curriculum? Or would you like to know what the party life is like in Reutlingen?

Then write an email to the Ask a student team and a student will contact you.

This course is ASIIN-accredited.