Biomedical Chemistry (M.Sc.)

The most important facts at a glance:



Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Standard period of studies:

4 semesters


Winter and summer semester

Admission restrictions:

Open admission


You find information on the application procedure for international students here.


Winter semester: April 1 - May 15

Summer semester: October 1 - November 15

Required Bachelor's degree:

Biomedical Chemistry (B.Sc.)


Faculty 09: Chemistry, Pharmaceutics and Geo Sciences


The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

Biomedical Chemistry is a program with special emphasis on chemistry, which leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. Chemistry is a field of the natural sciences that deals with the properties of chemical elements and their compounds. The process of chemical reactions is analyzed and synthetically used in combination with different external parameters such as changes in pressure and temperature. By applying physical research methods and experimental observations, model concepts are developed that lead to a qualitative and quantitative understanding of the properties of substances, such as the composition and reaction behavior of molecules and solids. Due to the manifold interdisciplinary contacts of chemistry with biology, physics, pharmacy, and medicine, special emphasis in teaching and research have developed in the following areas: Bioinorganic chemistry, bioanalytical chemistry, bioorganic chemistry and the synthesis of natural substances, biophysical chemistry, biochemistry, biopolymer, radiopharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutical and medical chemistry, immunology, and issues relating to molecular biology. The results of chemical research can be applied, for example, in the development of new medicines, in the understanding of chemical processes in cells and in the body (e.g. in the case of diseases), and in the development of new methods for drug transportation. What makes studying at Mainz University so special is the wide choice of fields, ranging from molecular biology to radiopharmacy. The program facilitates interdisciplinary work in a research-oriented environment.


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