Biological Chemistry

The joint Master’s degree program in "Biological Chemistry" is a unique program offered by both the Johannes Kepler University and the University of South Bohemia (USB) in Budweis (České Budějovice). The program expands on the curriculum of the joint Bachelor’s degree program in Biological Chemistry (JKU/USB). The curriculum is highly flexible, allowing students to pursue an interdisciplinary combination of subjects in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, and biophysics as well as individual course selections. Graduates of the Bachelor’s degree program in Technical Chemistry (JKU) – and other comparable undergraduate majors – can be admitted to the Master’s degree program after successfully completing bridging subjects in Biology. The Master’s degree program is offered entirely in English and students are awarded two diplomas (MSc, Mgr.).

Your Benefits

  • Expertise in bioorganic chemistry, structural biology, and chemistry, systems biology, etc.
  • Proficiency in modern laboratory technologies
  • Flexible, interdisciplinary academic degree program
  • Engage in hands-on research for your thesis

Educational Objectives

The Master‘s degree program offers a wide range of in-depth subjects enabling you to tailor your learning experience in modern life sciences and to conduct your own research. Detailed attention is given to:

  • Developing problem-solving skills in chemistry and biology, high quality, interdisciplinary education, boosting communication skills in an international research environment
  • Advanced expertise in bioanalytical chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, biochemistry, structural biology, etc.
  • Continuing expertise in current fields of life science and key technologies
  • Acquiring hands-on, real-world experience by applying the latest bioanalytical and preparative methods as well as maintain appropriate safety standards

Job Opportunities

The scientific scope of the joint Master’s degree program in "Biological Chemistry" is broad and graduates are highly qualified to enter demanding professions in research, development, monitoring, and management at many different lines of business:

  • White biotechnologies (bio-processes in production)
  • Red biotechnologies (biomedical and medical technologies)
  • Green biotechnologies (phytochemistry and biotechnologies)
  • Chemical and pharmaceutical industries
  • Foodstuffs, drinks and the cosmetics industry
  • Medical diagnostic laboratories
  • Private and public research facilities
  • Bioanalysis and environmental analysis
  • Regional, national, and international regulatory authorities and agencies

Advanced Degrees at the JKU

After successful completion of the Master's degree program, you can earn an advanced degree at the JKU:

  • Doctorate Degree in Natural Sciences

Recommended Study Plan

As part of the Master’s degree program, students are required to complete courses totaling 120 ECTS credits in the following areas:

Admission Requirements

Prospective students wishing to enroll in the Master's degree in Biological Chemistry at the JKU should hold a Bachelor's degree in Biological Chemistry (JKU), Technical Chemistry (JKU), Molecular Biology (JKU), or a degree equivalent in scope and content to the degree programs listed.

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