A practical approach right from the start
The high level of applied practical experience is a key feature of the biology degree programmes at the TU Darmstadt. In addition to a lecture, all modules of the biology undergraduate programme include practical tutorials and laboratory practicals that apply the essential experimental methods of the respective subject.
The philosophy of the Department of Biology at TU Darmstadt is to introduce students to modern experimental research early in the course of their studies and to teach them problem-solving skills, how to use modern laboratory methods and how to think like a scientist.
The Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in biology reflect the diversity of the different biological disciplines across the curriculum. In addition to subjects including molecular, biochemical and cell biology, topics in ecology, biodiversity and developmental biology are also part of the programme.
“Biomolecular Engineering – Molecular Biotechnology (BME)” is a joint degree programme offered by the Departments of Biology and Chemistry. The focus of these Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes is on methods of molecular biology, biochemistry and organic chemistry as well as the design of molecules and microorganisms.
In addition, the Department of Biology offers the degree programme “Biology Teaching at Secondary Schools”, which combines biological subject knowledge with subject-specific educational theory and didactics.
StudiReporters: Come and meet the Department of Biology with us
Where will my first lecture take place? What is the Office for Student Affairs? And where can I study in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere? The StudiReporters take you on a tour of the Botanical Garden Campus and show you all you need to know for your first semester.
Video: Claudia Baier & Benjamin Schepens