Biochemistry (M.Sc.)

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At a Glance

The international FUB Master's program Biochemistry is taught exclusively in English, and students worldwide are invited to apply. Qualified applicants hold a Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry or a related subject area. Apart from a suitable theoretical background, applicants will need to document thorough basic chemical and biochemical laboratory training.

Our Master’s program offers in-depth training in all modern areas of Biochemistry. It provides a comprehensive theoretical and practical education that thoroughly prepares graduates for a career in Life Science research or for leadership positions in the biochemical, biotechnological or biomedical industry. The curriculum includes an advanced lecture series that covers current topics and experimental approaches from a wide range of biochemical and molecular biological subject areas. You also have to complete at least three two-week Methods Modules that provide you with in-depth knowledge of and practical training in modern experimental techniques. In addition, you will conduct at least three individual 12-week Research Projects in research groups at FUB, at external institutions or at companies.

Our curriculum takes full advantage of the rich Natural and Life Sciences research landscape of the greater Berlin area, which is home to several universities, Charité Medical School, research institutes of the Max Planck, Helmholtz, Leibniz and Fraunhofer Societies as well as federal research institutes. All of these institutions offer courses and/or research internships that you can enroll in as part of the FUB Biochemistry Master’s program. In addition, many students embark on studies abroad to gain international research experience. Scholarships are available to support and promote such endeavors.

A six-month Master's thesis in a research group in Berlin, elsewhere in Germany or abroad, which will be presented and defended at FUB, completes the Master's program.