The Graduate School Life Science Munich (LSM) offers an international doctoral programme in life sciences covering areas of anthropology, biochemistry and cell biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, microbiology, plant sciences, systematics and zoology to outstanding motivated and qualified researchers. The programme will be taught entirely in English and provides comprehensive scientific training in one of Germanys highest ranking universities. The members of the Graduate School are part of the Faculty of Biology and the Faculty of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmacy of the Ludwig-Maximilans-University (LMU) of Munich. The faculties are ranked among the top biology and biochemistry educational institutions in Germany.
The research training on a specific project will be supplemented by seminars, retreats, methods courses, training in soft skills and participation in international conferences. The doctoral programme is open for students that hold either a Master or Diploma degree or, in the fast track version, a Bachelor degree. Successful students of the graduate school will be awarded a doctoral degree (Dr. rer. nat.) by the LMU after 3 to 4 years. Candidates need to prove a strong qualitative background as well as interest and ability to conduct independent research.