In the 2017/2018 winter semester, the new master's degree programme "The Science of Biopharmaceuticals and Medical Technology" is getting underway with the first four modules. This programme is designed for students who wish to pursue continuing education while continuing in fulltime employment.
This is the first joint course in the field of natural sciences to be offered by the School of Advanced Professional Studies (SAPS) at Ulm University and the Centre for Scientific Continuing Education at Biberach University of Applied Sciences. This programme reinforces the successful cooperation between the two sites, which are linked with numerous research institutions and regional companies in the fields of biotechnology, medical technology and pharmaceuticals.
The new master's degree programme targets graduates from the fields of biology, chemistry, medicine and pharmaceutical technology and qualifies its participants for management positions. Examples include: research-centred development, pharmaceutical biotechnology or applications in medical technology. This programme begins with a "contact degree": modules such as "Pharmaceutical Licensing and Law" or "Microbiology and Biochemistry of Microbial Metabolism" can be taken at a considerably reduced cost. ECTS points collected in the contact degree programme can be accredited to the master's degree programme, which is provisionally scheduled to become a complete course offering in the 2018/2019 winter semester. Thanks to e-learning options, large sections of the programme can be completed on a computer, relatively flexible for students in terms of time and location. The required lab and exam days are held in Ulm and Biberach.
This master's degree programme combining pharmaceutical biotechnology and medical technology is being established by Ulm University and Biberach University of Applied Sciences, as well as associated partner Dual University Baden-Württemberg, within the scope of the project "Cross-Over". The Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts (MWK) and the European Social Fund Baden-Württemberg (ESF) are providing funding for the new programme.