Study opportunities  

Study opportunities



Bachelor of Science. (B.Sc.)
Master of Science. (M.Sc.)


For the master programme: bachelor degree in biochemistry or an equivalent degree with biochemistry as a major subject at a recognised academic university in Germany or abroad or credentials recognised as equivalent by legal provision or by the responsible public authority, English B2, aptitude test


Biochemistry has its roots in chemistry, biology and physics and is strongly influenced by medicine. It has the aim of explaining molecular structure and chemical processes at all organisational levels of living beings. Students taking this degree acquire general abilities in biochemical principles in conformance with other natural sciences, especially biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics. For the bachelor degree, students attend compulsory modules teaching a basic knowledge of general and inorganic chemistry, general biology, organic chemistry I, physical and biophysical chemistry, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry II, basics of biochemistry, microbiology, metabolic biochemistry, protein chemistry/enzymology, molecular biology, cell biochemistry/cell genetics, structural analysis, pharmaceutical chemistry, animal and plant physiology and mathematics and physics. The bachelor programme ends with the bachelor’s dissertation, in which students put the knowledge learnt into practice in their own project for the first time.
The four-semester strongly research-oriented consecutive master programme aims to increase knowledge in a number of sub-sections of biochemistry. The following major foci can be selected: microbial biochemistry, molecular biochemistry/bioanalysis, biotechnology, systems biology, biomedicine. In a diverse selected compulsory programme the focus is on the different subsections of biochemistry, e.g. bioorganic chemistry, structure and function of proteins as components of biological networks, biotechnology among others, and the related fields of medicine, biology, chemistry and physics. The classes in the modules can be offered in English. Due to the predominantly experimental method of working in biochemistry, internships are an essential part of the education in almost all teaching modules.

graduation admission Studies commencing in study period study guide offer since/at
Bachelor of Science. (B.Sc.) Local restrictions on admission W 6 PDF WS 2005/2006
Master of Science. (M.Sc.) Local restrictions on admission with aptitude test W 4 PDF WS 2006/2007

last update: 21.05.2018 

Academic Advisor

Prof.Dr.rer.nat.habil. Gunhild Monika Layer (Bachelor & Master)
phone: +49 341 97-36996


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