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About the program

The Master of Science in Biochemistry program  is research-oriented. The successful completion of the two-year program will lead to the award of the Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree. With the program students will acquire a strong background in basic biochemical science and in modern Life Science research practice, which will prepare them well for many careers both in academia and applied environments.

The course begins in both the Winter and Summer Term.

Lessons are taught in English. Applicants whose native language is not English are required to certify their proficiency in English (see below). Knowledge of German is not required for the study program.

Please note: This degree course is a full time study program.

Fur further information, see examination regulations


Structure of the Master program

The study program contains eight modules. They are divided into: Acvanced Modules, Specialization Modules, and the Master Thesis & Defense Module.
In the first year of the program students choose up to three Subject Modules of their preference, thereof two have to be in Biochemistry and one can be in general. In addition, students conduct one Laboratory Module in a research group of their choice and the Advanced Module "Scientific Writing". The second year of the program is dedicated to research. It includes another Laboratory Module and the Project Proposal Module, where questions, concepts and methods applied on the Master project are delineated. The program is completed by a six-months' research project that will be written up in a Master's thesis and presented in a colloquium.

The stucture and content of the study program is described in the following documents:

  • module compendium (revised version will be provided by beginning of summer term 2019), see
  • term based schedule