Biomedical Chemistry (M.Sc.)

The most important facts at a glance:

 

Degree:

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Standard period of studies:

4 semesters

Start:

Winter and summer semester

Admission restrictions:

Open admission

Application:

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

Deadlines:

Winter semester: April 1 - May 15

Summer semester: October 1 - November 15

Required Bachelor's degree:

Biomedical Chemistry (B.Sc.)

Faculty:

Faculty 09: Chemistry, Pharmaceutics and Geo Sciences

Accreditation:

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

Subject Matter

Complex medical processes can only be described through a deep understanding of the underlying chemical processes. The complexity of current biomedical research questions, however, requires new approaches that go beyond the ‘classic’ solutions offered by ‘traditional’ programs such as Biology, Chemistry or Medicine. The master's program Biomedical Chemistry therefore connects three disciplines and aims at pooling target-oriented approaches and strategies from the different fields. A profound understanding of biological processes in human and animal organisms requires extensive knowledge of the underlying biomedical mechanisms and of the molecules involved. The master's program Biomedical Chemistry has a clear emphasis in the area of Biochemistry, Organic Chemistry and Medical / Pharmaceutical Chemistry as well as elective courses in the field of Biomedicine. The program will equip students with a solid knowledge in the subjects of Chemistry, Biology and Biomedicine and gives them the opportunity for individual specialization. On the basis of this profound education, students of Biomedical Chemistry are able to mediate between different disciplines and to interpret individual results and contents. Graduates of the master’s program Biomedical Chemistry can therefore play key roles in interdisciplinary research teams.

The basic idea of the program is to offer the students a scientific and research-oriented education.

Master Entrance Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Chemistry or an equivalent degree from a higher education institution in Germany or abroad. The applicants are required to have completed the following credit points (or equivalent) in the following fields:  Inorganic Chemistry 27 credit points, Mathematics 12 credit points, Physics 11 LP, Organic Chemistry 30 credit points, Physical Chemistry 21 credit points, Analytical Chemistry 12 credit points, Pharmaceutical/Medical Chemistry 5 credit points, general work placement Biochemistry 6 credit points, Histology/Cell Biology/Anatomy 12 credit points. If the applicant fails to provide proof of a maximum of 12 of the required credit points, the applicant may be enrolled under the condition that he or she takes courses to make up for the deficiencies until the end of the first regular semester. For re-sit examinations, the examination committee may extend this deadline by one semester. If proof is not provided in due time, the student will no longer be entitled to continue the studies.

Information

The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Student Counselling Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).