Master of Science in Biochemistry

Goethe University Frankfurt

Program Description

Master of Science in Biochemistry

Goethe University Frankfurt

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Course content and focus areas

The Master’s degree course in biochemistry at the Goethe Universität Frankfurt is based on a long-standing tradition in biomolecular research and education. The course aims at providing scientific knowledge and occupational skills to candidates that they may become independent researchers.

The Master’s programme includes Cellular Biochemistry, Structural Biology and Biophysics/Biophysical Chemistry and allows setting focal points depending on the students interests. Training is arranged in close cooperation with the local research environment and includes the departments of Physics, Molecular Biology, Medicine, Max-Planck-Institute for Biophysics, Paul-Ehrlich-Institute and Georg-Speyer-Haus. The programme especially accommodates membrane proteins and structural biology, areas in which Frankfurt has a strong research tradition. Graduates will be able to make decisions that are based on rational case analysis and reflect an established scientific tradition, while keeping ethic and social conditions in mind. The Natural- and Life sciences are developing very fast. Therefore, it is important that the students continue to educate themselves and to integrate new knowledge throughout their subsequent careers. Our graduates are qualified to continue with a PhD or to get a job in industry, business management or in marketing, publishing companies or business consultancies.

Start of the programme

The study programme starts at the beginning of the winter semester.

Admission requirements

Admission for the Master’s programme takes place by enrolling at the Goethe Universität Frankfurt.

The main requirement is a Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from a German higher education institution, or an academic degree recognised to be equivalent.

In order to gain admission to the MSc course in Biochemistry at the Goethe Universität Frankfurt/M., knowledge in (1) biochemistry and (2) biophysical chemistry/biophysics/physical chemistry is required. You must have obtained at least a total of 20 CP in areas (1) and (2), while at least 5 CP are required for each subject.

International applicants must submit a language certificate. This is in accordance with the university’s regulations on the German language exam for university entry, the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), for applicants with foreign university entrance qualifications in their respectively valid version, unless they are exempted from the German language examination under the DSH regulations.

Applicants with an international university entrance qualification and Bachelor's degree must prove sufficient German language skills according to the regulations of the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), the German language test for university entrance.

Provisional admission

If the university entrance qualification for the consecutive Master’s programme (namely the Bachelor’s degree) has not yet been completed, you can apply for the programme with a transcript of records on the basis of at least 80% of the required for the bachelor's degree CP (normally 144 credit points). This provisional certificate must be issued by an office authorised to award grades or issue certificates. If a student is admitted, this will be on a provisional basis.

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Last updated September 28, 2016
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This course is Campus based
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Oct. 2017
4 semesters
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01.04. - 15.07.
Start date Oct. 2017
Germany Frankfurt am Main, Hesse
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Duration 4 semesters
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