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 - September 1

Summer semester: October 1 - March 1

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. Current biomedical research questions, however, require 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.

 

Master Entrance Requirements

The requirement for admission is the master’s degree in Biomedical Chemistry is a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Chemistry or an equivalent degree from a university in Germany or abroad. Credits and coursework earned in another first degree program may also be taken into account.

If previous credits and coursework differ to a great degree, you may be admitted to the program under certain conditions in order to catch up on 12 credits points from the bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Chemistry. In this case, enrollment is granted under the condition that these credits are achieved within the first year of study. For repeat examinations, the examination committee may extend this deadline by one semester. If proof is not provided to the examination committee in due time, students are generally not entitled to continue their studies.

Proof of English language skills at a minimum level of B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is required (documents acknowledged as proof are laid out in JGU’s enrollment regulations (in German)). Sufficient proof is also a German Abitur certificate showing at least five years (four years if G8) of English, passed at least with “ausreichend” or 5 points.

For applicants who did not obtain their university entrance qualification at a German-speaking institution or did not earn a degree in a German-language degree program, German-language skills at the level (DSH-2) of the “German Language Proficiency Examination for Admission to Higher Education for Foreign Applicants (DSH)” are recommended. Otherwise, you may not be able to choose modules in which courses and examinations are solely in German.

 

Information

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

The Academic Advisory 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).