International Double Master in Biomedical Sciences (IMBS)
The double Master Program in Biomedical Sciences (IMBS) is offered by the Institute of Molecular Medicine and Cell Research at the Medical Faculty of the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg (ALU), one of Europe’s oldest and highly respected universities in cooperation with the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina, which has a leading role in Latin America.
This international Master Program offers a double Master degree from both universities. The program is tailored to the interests of international graduate students in life and natural sciences and medicine with professional experience. It is designed as a two years full-time study and research program with specific and practical training that qualifies for success in academia or the private sector.
City of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires is the largest city in Argentina, located on the shores of the Río de La Plata and home to about 300,000 students. It is a modern, dynamic and radiant city with an intense cultural life where tango long coffee klatches and football (soccer) are essential elements in its people's daily lives.
City of Freiburg
Freiburg is home to many students turning it into a prominent and ever-growing academic hub in one of Germany’s vibrant and multicultural cities. Located in Baden-Württemberg near the French and Swiss border, surrounded by the black forest, it’s well-known for its variety of recreational and cultural activities.
Biomedical sciences combine knowledge and questions of experimental medicine with methods of molecular biology and cell biology.
The IMBS curriculum is designed to promote not only the technical skills required for success in research, but also impart skills that are indispensable for a successful and responsible scientist.
The program starts at UBA in Buenos Aires for 8 months with a basic unit conveying general knowledge including some practice in molecular medicine and biochemistry. The next 8 months take place at ALU in Freiburg including 5 modules of laboratory research (and 5 months) to deepen theoretical knowledge, to enable the judgement of scientific papers with a bioethical basis, to obtain competences in lab research methods including individual supervision and to learn own scientific strength and focus.
In addition, the students take part in intensive Spanish and German language courses, in scientific and intercultural communication training and in a special designed lab training.
The last 8 months are dedicated to the master thesis project which can be done at either institution.
To date, 98% of the international IMBS graduates have successfully completed the master program. IMBS students are from all continents and long-lasting friendships have been developed.
The students will be supported by the IMBS coordinators at both universities, by former students (alumni) and by mentors of the program.
Successful students of the IMBS program will be awarded a double degree, a Magister in Biomedical Sciences by UBA and a Master of Science (MSc.) in Biomedical Sciences by ALU, accumulating 120 ECTS points, recognized worldwide.
How do I apply?
Applications are accepted until 31st July for the next year’s program.
For more information see our application website.