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For Bachelor students

Compulsory module
Bio240:
Microbiology (usually in the 3rd term)
A detailed course description can be found in the current module handbook for the "bachelor in biology" degree course on page 23.

Required elective module
Specialised module V404: General Microbiology
(usually in the 5th or 6th term)
A detailed course description can be found in the current module handbook for the "bachelor in biology" degree course on page 43.
We currently offer the module in both summer and winter terms.

Elective courses (usually in the 6th term)
We offer practical projects in the lab where you have the opportunity to work on current microbiological topics either from basic research or the applied sciences (6 weeks without exam).

Bachelor thesis (usually in the 6th term)
We offer mainly practical bachelor theses that address current microbiological topics either from basic research or the applied sciences (3 months, 15 CPs).

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For Master students

Master module M4405: Microbiology (usually in the  1st or 2nd term)
You can find a detailed description of the module in the current module handbook. We offer the module in every winter term (Practical course: 2½ weeks before the Christmas break and 3½ weeks in the new year).  Please allow ample time for writing your protocols and to prepare for the written exam after the practical course.

Master module M4434: Applied Microbiology (usually in the 1st or 2nd term)
You can find a detailed description of the module in the current module handbook for the "Master of Biology" on page 76. For the most part this module takes place during term break between winter and summer terms (the practical part ends in the 3rd week of term). You will need further time for writing your protocols and to prepare for the written exam after the practical course.

Project outline (usually in the 2nd term of the Master degree course)
We offer Master students the opportunity to write a project outline on current microbiological topics either from basic research or the applied sciences (2 months, 10 CPs). The practical project will be finalised by a written project outline that will lead on to your master's thesis.

Project practical
(usually in the 3rd term of the Master degree course)
We offer Master students the opportunity for a project practical on current microbiological topics either from basic research or the applied sciences (3 months, 30 CPs). Students are supervised individually and prepared for a possible master's thesis.

Master thesis
(usually in the 4th term of the Master degree course)
We offer Master students the opportunity to write their master's thesis on current microbiological topics either from basic research or the applied sciences (6 months, 30 CPs). Students are supervised individually.

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For postgrad students (Promotion, PhD)

All of the PhD theses supervised by us are associated with the Interdiciplinary Graduate and Research Academy Düsseldorf iGRAD.

We take part in the following PhD-programmes:

iGRADplant: international graduate program for plant science. Joint programme with Forschungszentrum Jülich (Jülich Research Centre) and the Genetics program of the Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA.


MOI
: Manchot graduate school “Molecules of Infection”. Close collaboration between the medical faculty and the faculty of life sciences as well as with the Institute for Environmental Medicine.

CLIB: Graduate Cluster Industrial Biotechnology. Close collaboration between the universities of Düsseldorf, including the Forschungszentrum Jülich (Jülich Research Centre), Bielefeld and Dortmund.

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