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Biochemistry International
Master of Science

Short description

Short description

The Master's programme in Biochemistry International at Heinrich Heine University builds on a previous successful bachelor's degree in biochemistry. The programme is research-oriented with a focus on the characterization and application of enzymes.

Entry/Admission requirements

Admission is unrestricted, but requires a "proof of special suitability" (apply to examination board). Required is a degree with good grades of a 4-year Bachelor's programme and sufficient language skills in either German or English. A study start is possible in April (summer term) and October (winter term).

Programme content

Good bachelor graduates with solid foundations in biochemistry, organic chemistry and physical chemistry are offered a research-oriented deepening. The focus is on the study of the structure and function of enzymes using modern molecular biological, biochemical and biophysical methods as well as their application in biotechnology.

Programme structure

The Master's program "Biochemistry" leads to the vocational qualification Master of Science (MSc) in 2 semesters. In the first semester electoral modules are chosen. The second semester is planned for the master's thesis.

More details and information can be found on the homepage of the programme.

Programme objectives/Career prospects

Graduates have the knowledge and ability to independently identify and solve complex problems at current interfaces of chemistry and biology. They are able to demonstrate their scientific qualifications in a doctorate and are suited for leading positions in medical-pharmaceutical research, biotechnology and the food industry, as well as at universities, research institutes or in public administration.

Programme start:
Winter semester
Summer semester
Programme duration:
2 semesters
Language of instruction:
German, English
Application procedure:
Aptitude assessment
Closing date for enrolment:
01/08/2021 - 01/10/2021
Closing date for re-registration:
01/07/2021 - 15/08/2021
Relevant documents:

Examination regulations

Available in German only.

Study programme contact:

Dr. Ulrich Schulte

Institute of Biochemistry


Phone: +49 211 81-12020


Study programme/Department
SSC contact:

Student Services Center (SSC)
Building: 21.02 / SSC
Phone +49 211 81‐12345


For questions regarding the course of studies and for examination issues:

Student and Examination Administration
Contact Examination Administration

Student Services Center (SSC)

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